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2014-08-04 12:52:44

Harvard University Study shows that mice can identify specific odors amid complex olfactory environments For many animals, making sense of the clutter of sensory stimuli is often a matter or literal life or death. Exactly how animals separate objects of interest, such as food sources or the scent of predators, from background information, however, remains largely unknown. Even the extent to which animals can make such distinctions, and how differences between scents might affect the...

2014-07-29 08:26:10

- New-to-the-World Technology Rids Odors Completely, Ensuring the Best Guest Experience - DAVIE, Fla., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Among the most challenging issues hoteliers face is keeping guest rooms smelling truly fresh and clean. Most products on the market today temporarily treat the air, masking unpleasant smells with air fresheners and deodorizers or using machines that claim to clean the air. Just a few hours after application, the odor returns -- followed quickly by guest...

Wild Gorillas Signal Using Odor
2014-07-10 03:02:41

PLOS Silverback gorillas appear to use odor as a form of communication to other gorillas, according to a study published July 9, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michelle Klailova from University of Stirling, UK, and colleagues. Mammals communicate socially through visual, auditory, and chemical signals. The chemical sense is in fact the oldest sense, shared by all organisms including bacteria, and mounting evidence suggests that humans also participate in social chemical...

2014-07-08 23:01:17

Fumairx permanently eliminates offensive odors molecularly using a blend of non-toxic natural ingredients so no nose will ever know there was ever a stench. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Buying a home, selling a car or using a public bathroom - smell matters. It turns out sense of smell is basic but its warnings can be lethal whether its smoke, bad meat or polluted water smell influences all our buying decisions. In fact, surveys on reactions to odors show olfactory likes and...

Exhaust Fumes Derail Dinner For Hungry Moths
2014-06-27 03:34:54

Sandra Hines, University of Washington Car and truck exhaust fumes that foul the air for humans also cause problems for pollinators. In new research on how pollinators find flowers when background odors are strong, University of Washington and University of Arizona researchers have found that both natural plant odors and human sources of pollution can conceal the scent of sought-after flowers. When the calories from one feeding of a flower gets you only 15 minutes of flight, as is...

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2014-06-27 04:46:18

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The sense of smell in humans has undergone many permutations as we have traveled through evolutionary time. It was once believed that each successive version of our olfactory ability was weaker than the last. Scientists claimed as our sense of sight became ever greater and required more of our energy, our sense of smell suffered. They cited the gradual reduction of our noses paired with the movement of our eyes closer to the middle of...

2014-06-19 23:09:12

New Orthotic Features 100& Merino Wool, Offers Year-Round Support Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Footmaxx, a leading provider of hand crafted custom orthotics, has released its newest orthotic: ComfortmaxxTM, featuring 100% merino wool. Designed with premium comfort in mind, Comfortmaxx offers temperature and moisture control for year-round support. Merino wool helps keep feet warm in cold months, cool in hot months, and helps eliminate odor, all of which provides year-round...

Faces Are More Attractive When Ambient Odors Are Pleasant: Study
2014-05-30 14:16:54

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Unilever, the multinational corporation behind such personal care products as Axe body spray, Dove soap and Surf laundry detergents, has funded a research study conducted by the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA. In the study, it was determined that a subject was deemed more or less attractive dependent upon the quality of the ambient odor. The study actually tested two hypotheses in relation to the relative...

Fruit Flies Take Time To Think Before Making Difficult Decisions
2014-05-23 06:58:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is common knowledge that most humans think before they act. A new study, published in the journal Science, makes the case that this cognitive ability can also be found in the fruit fly, and it seems these tiny insects take longer to make more difficult decisions, just like humans do. In the study, researchers from the University of Oxford's Centre for Circuits and Behaviour asked fruit flies to distinguish between ever closer...

depressed mother
2014-05-16 06:36:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A mother's job, and joy, is taking care of her children, but motherhood has its challenges, however rewarding it is. And for a mother suffering from depression, there can be even more daunting challenges. A new study from The University of Texas at Austin reveals that mothers suffering from depressive symptoms tend to focus on minimizing their own distress, which leads them to miss the impact their responses have on their children....


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