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2015-02-18 14:44:35

Breathalyzers are typically associated with blood-alcohol level and law enforcement, but a team of Chinese doctors created a breathalyzer with a more direct life-saving purpose: the early detection of lung cancer.

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2015-02-15 11:30:34

In the future, we will all smell good.

2015-01-22 23:07:08

Olfactory Biosciences is just in time to deliver affordable non-prescription natural medicines that are topically applied, so that the consumer can have self-help for most common conditions.

lavender
2015-01-14 17:15:06

Researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands have shown that the scent of lavender can increase interpersonal trust.

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2014-12-24 07:35:54

Thankfully there's such a thing as charcoal-lined underwear that absorbs 100% of the odor. (Seriously.)

peppermint
2014-12-20 08:40:58

From candy canes to special flavored coffees to any number of seasonal products, peppermint is all over the place during the holiday season. Now it's also on redOrbit. (Our colors are red and white.)

peachy vagina
2014-11-24 07:24:43

A probiotic product that became an Internet sensation after published reports claimed that it could make a vagina smell like peaches does actually exist, but wasn’t invented by the two male bio-hackers originally believed to be responsible and doesn’t do what they claimed it would do.

African wild dogs
2014-11-14 02:30:21

People find the smell of blood unpleasant, but for predatory animals it means food. When behavioral researchers at Linköping University wanted to find out which substances of blood trigger behavioral reactions, they got some unexpected results.

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2014-11-14 05:43:44

Disease-spreading female mosquitoes weren’t always reliant upon human blood in order to nourish their eggs – a genetic tweak caused them to be more sensitive to the smell of people.

silk moth
2014-10-22 02:45:17

The way in which male moths locate females flying hundreds of meters away has long been a mystery to scientists.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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