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Honey Bees' Ability To Locate Food Masked By Diesel Fumes
2013-10-03 12:53:25

[ Watch the Video: Honeybees Impacted By Diesel Exhaust ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are currently in search of an explanation for the decline of honeybee populations around the world and a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports has found that diesel exhaust may be playing a role. In the study, researchers from the University of Southampton found that diesel exhaust fumes change the chemical profile of floral aroma molecules, a...

2013-10-03 09:03:25

Juvenile mice secrete a protective pheromone in their tears, blocking adult mating Nocturnal animals need their noses to stay alive. Mice, among others, depend on their impressive olfactory powers to sniff out food or avoid danger in the dark. Hard-wired to flee a predator or fight a mating rival in response to a whiff of urine, mice use a streamlined system that sends the sensory cue to neural centers in the brain that need only a few synapses to rapidly initiate the instinctive...

Smells Become Stinkier When Anxiety Takes Hold
2013-09-25 14:22:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are increasingly showing that our mental state can change our perceptions of the world around us and a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that people in a state of anxiety rate neutral smells lower than when they are relaxed. "After anxiety induction, neutral smells become clearly negative," explained study author Wen Li, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "People experiencing an...

2013-09-24 23:37:04

Announcing Unique Native Remedy for Absorbing Odor - Ancient Clay Serves Many Benefits for the Skin; ClayDry Natural Deodorant Now Available at Staff of Life Natural Food Market in Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz, California (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Zion Health is proud to announce that local, Santa Cruz natural food market Staff of Life now carries ClayDry non-aluminum deodorants. ClayDry deodorants, from leading natural body care manufacture Zion Health, use calcium montmorillonite clay for...

2013-09-23 10:29:59

'Odor is a means of chemical communication between mother and child' -- Johannes Frasnelli, University of Montreal What woman has not wanted to gobble up a baby placed in her arms, even if the baby is not hers? This reaction, which everyone has noticed or felt, could have biological underpinnings related to maternal functions. For the first time, an international team of researchers has found evidence of this phenomenon in the neural networks associated with reward. "The olfactory -- thus...

Some Fears May Be Eliminated Just By Going To Sleep
2013-09-23 09:25:43

[ Watch the Video: Never Fear! Just Sleep On It! ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has shown some fears could be unlearned while a person sleeps. Using specific odors, such as woody or floral scents, scientists were able to reduce the reactions of subjects who were trained to fear a pair of faces prior to the study. Going forward, the researchers say this new technique could be used to treat people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder...

2013-09-21 23:04:11

Unique properties in Clay serve as effective Natural Deodorant; Zion Health announces Non-Aluminum Natural Deodorant; ClayDry absorbs odors naturally - Now available at Whole Foods Market Encinitas in California. Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) September 21, 2013 Zion Health announces that Adama Minerals Claydry, a natural mineral deodorant that neutralizes odors without aluminum, is now available at Whole Foods Market in Encinitas located at 687 S Coast Highway 101. Claydry naturally absorbs...

Scientists Categorize Smells Ten Groups
2013-09-19 08:44:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Of all the different odors and smells floating around the globe, scientists say humans can only detect ten basic categories of scents. Using a computerized model, sensory scientists now say they've developed a way to systematically categorize these smells. Using a preexisting set of odors and descriptions, the scientists ran them through the computerized model, categorized them, and have now concluded all the world’s smells...

2013-09-16 23:25:01

Zion Health announces that Adama Minerals Claydry, a Natural Mineral Deodorant that neutralizes odors without aluminum, is now available at New Leaf Market in Pleasanton, California. Pleasanton, California (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Zion Health announces that Adama Minerals Claydry, a natural mineral deodorant that neutralizes odors without aluminum, is now available at New Leaf Market in Pleasanton, California located on 3550 Bernal Avenue. Claydry naturally absorbs wetness and uses a...

2013-09-16 23:18:02

Body Mint the body odor deodorant alternative is offering $3.00 off any Body Mint product purchased online. Oahu, HI (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 Body Mint-USA, the maker of the innovative odor fighting product with the same name is extending its special promotion to recognize the launch of their new website. Currently any shopper who purchases an original Body Mint, Body Mint Sport or Body Mint Lady product will receive $3.00 off their purchase. The original promotion was so successful,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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