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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...

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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....

2014-04-25 23:04:24

Body Mint is now providing Body Mint Sport, a chlorophyll supplement that fights strong odors throughout the body for athletes. Oahu, HI (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Athletes at all levels are some of the most active people around, and this activity often produces some of the worst body odors. For athletes on the go there is good news now that Body Mint USA has introduced Body Mint Sport. Body Mint USA is the maker of the popular Body Mint all-natural odor fighting supplement that works to...

Blowing Bubbles Just Went High-Tech With Images And Scents
2014-04-24 08:39:02

[ Watch the Video: SensaBubble - A Chrono-Sensory Mid-Air Display Of Sight And Smell ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Surely everyone remembers blowing bubbles as a child, one of the simplest forms of pleasure for kids everywhere. Even today, the stressors of modern technology can seem so distant when in the presence of simple, spherical pockets of soapy air. However, one group of scientists is taking simplicity out of the equation and adding technological...

Lemurs Match Scent To Sound Of Voice
2014-04-16 13:42:11

[ Watch The Video: Lemurs Match Scent Of A Friend To Sound Of Her Voice ] Duke University If scent and sound match, that animal may be nearby Humans aren't alone in their ability to match a voice to a face -- animals such as dogs, horses, crows and monkeys are able to recognize familiar individuals this way too, a growing body of research shows. Now a study has found that some animals also can match a voice to a scent. Researchers at Princeton and Duke report that ring-tailed...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'