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2012-03-22 22:32:00

Anxious people have a heightened sense of smell when it comes to sniffing out a threat.

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2011-04-17 07:39:46

Scientists assemble genes involved in regulating olfaction in the antennae of a moth.

2009-11-25 15:07:08

The portion of our brains that is responsible for registering fear and even panic has a built-in chemical sensor that is triggered by a primordial terror – suffocation.

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2009-09-25 05:49:58

Findings show that structure is the same throughout bacterial kingdom, and may provide insight into more complex signaling pathways.

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2008-03-04 16:40:00

Chop an onion and you risk crying over your cutting board as a burning sensation overwhelms your eyes and nose. Scientists do not know why certain chemical odors are so highly irritating, but new research has uncovered an unexpected role for specific nasal cavity cells.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.