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2012-08-27 11:33:42

Is sleep learning possible?

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2011-01-07 06:15:00

A chemical signal released in the tears of a crying woman may temporarily lower a man’s testosterone level if he is within sniffing range of the tears, even though there is no noticeable odor given off.

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2010-07-27 05:40:00

Doctors in Israel have developed a unique “sniffing” controller that allows people with severe disabilities to use their noses to write, surf the Web, and even navigate their wheelchairs.

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2005-08-29 15:55:00

Though humans may never match the tracking ability of dogs, we apparently have the ability to sniff out and locate odors, according to a new study by scientists from the University of California, Berkeley.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.