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To Prepare Defenses Against Pesky Insect Plant Will Sniff Out Danger
2012-12-17 17:44:21

A plant may start to prime its defenses as soon as it gets a whiff of a male fly searching for a mate, according to Penn State entomologists.

2012-12-11 05:01:04

Non-toxic air freshening sprays from Smells BeGone are a great gift option this holiday season. (PRWEB) December 10, 2012 Air

Hawk Moths Learn To Use Brain To Find Alternative Food Sources
2012-12-07 13:38:08

When their favorite food isn’t readily available, hawk moths are able to switch to a different olfactory ‘channel’ in their brain, enabling them to learn how to find alternative nectar sources.

How Flies Avoid Rotten Food
2012-12-07 07:23:29

Eating spoiled food can be fatal as it allows bacterial pathogens to enter the digestive system. One of the main tasks of the sense of smell is to detect signs of decay, allowing us and other animals to avoid such food poisoning.

Researchers Create White Odor Based On Concept Behind White Noise
2012-11-22 11:01:50

When it comes to white, we use our senses in different ways to make astute judgments of what we are seeing, touching and perhaps hearing. Now, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel are showing us what white smells like.

Dogs Inspire New Electronic Nose
2012-11-20 14:42:58

A dog’s nose is 1,000 times better at picking up scents than a human’s nose. As such, it only makes sense to model an electronic nose after the canine’s.

Odor And The Brain: What The Nose Knows
2012-11-15 11:36:09

Specific patterns in the nasal passageway that determine which olfactory neurons are associated with which particular odors have remained a huge mystery for scientists.

Smell Like A Rose For Hours With New Perfume Candy
2012-11-12 09:41:37

Do you ever watch advertisements for new products and ask: ‘What will they think of next?’ Well that might be the question you’d ask yourself after reading about this next product--which promises to keep you ‘smelling sweet’ for hours.

Emotional Communication Uses Sense Of Smell
2012-11-06 12:58:08

Dutch researchers have found that humans may be able to communicate emotional signals such as fear and disgust using the sense of smell.

Lab Rats Can Fine-tune Their Sense Of Smell
2012-10-31 11:23:10

A new study by University of Chicago researchers showed that some animals are able to focus their sense of smell in much the same way that humans can focus their vision.


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Nose
2013-03-05 14:47:26

The nose is the organ that extends outward in the middle of the face between the eyes and mouth. Formation and Orientation The shape and look of the nose is dependent on the ethmoid bone and the nasal septum which is the cartilage that separates the two nostrils. The evolutionary hypotheses of nose development in humans propose that noses are alterations of the angles of the skull because of bipedalism. Because of the change in diet that has come with modern time and the change of...

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