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Human Nose Can Distinguish More Than 1 Trillion Scents
2014-03-21 04:48:03

For decades, experts have claimed that people were capable of detecting 10,000 different odors, but new research appearing in March 21 edition of Science suggests that the actual number of scents detectable by the human nose is considerably higher.

Mosquitoes Lose Their Sense Of Smell After Genetic Mutations
2013-05-30 05:45:43

Researchers have altered the way insects respond to odors, including the smell of humans and the insect repellant DEET, in one of the first successful attempts at genetically engineering mosquitoes.

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2008-04-14 10:45:00

Darwin's tree of life represents the path and estimates the time evolution took to get to the current diversity of life. Now, new findings suggest that this tree, an icon of evolution, may need to be redrawn.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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