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The tent-making bat Uroderma bilobatum
2014-03-04 05:07:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While scientists know that a superfamily of genes inside olfactory receptors is responsible for our sense of smell – we still don’t know the mechanism behind the interpretation of odor molecules into a particular smell. A new study published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution has found a distinct gene pattern in the olfactory receptors of fruit-eating bats – potentially shedding some light on the mechanism behind our...

Female Goats Go GaGa Over Males’ Hairy Head Stench
2014-02-28 13:56:36

[ Watch the Video: What's That Smell? Lady Goats Love It At Least ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most goats have a certain unpleasant odor that does a number on the olfactory system of any passing humans. But a new study published in the journal Current Biology has identified a chemical released by the male goat that causes the female of the species to get excited. This seemingly unpleasant stench may not get our juices flowing, but to female goats, it is...

2014-02-14 23:03:21

Air Purifiers Direct 2U LLC announces a new addition to their lineup called the OdorGuard. This revolutionary odor remover screen features patented technology to remove a wide realm of odors like VOCs, cooking odors, mold, body odors and more. Peoria, IL (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Air Purifiers Direct 2U LLC, a leading online air purifier super-center, announces the addition of OdorGuard screen which is a revolutionary odor remover screen featuring patented technology to remove a wide...

Earwax Can Say A Lot About You
2014-02-13 07:34:46

[ Watch the Video: What Can Earwax Say About You? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The odor-producing chemical compounds found in a person’s earwax could help determine that individual’s ethnic origins, scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia report in a recent edition of the Journal of Chromatography B. Lead author and Monell organic chemist Dr. George Preti and his colleagues identified the presence of this compound. They also...

Fruit Flies Are Relentless Party Crashers
2014-02-05 13:30:09

University of Washington That fruit fly joining you just moments after you poured that first glass of cabernet, has just used its poppy-seed-sized brain to conduct a finely-choreographed search, one that’s been described for the first time by researchers at the University of Washington. The search mission is another example of fruit flies executing complex behaviors with very little “computational” power, their brains having 100,000 neurons compared to house flies with 300,000...

How Do Honeybees Taste?
2014-02-05 11:29:13

Frontiers New research on the ability of honeybees to taste with claws on their forelegs reveals details on how this information is processed, according to a study published in the open-access journal, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. Insects taste through sensilla, hair-like structures on the body that contain receptor nerve cells, each of which is sensitive to a particular substance. In many insects, for example the honeybee, sensilla are found on the mouthparts, antenna and the...

2014-01-27 23:01:40

Stinky Feet No More: Only Goodness Inside Announces Revolutionary All-Natural Foot Deodorant: My Goodness Foot Deodorant Proven to Provide Long Lasting Odor Control Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Only Goodness Inside is proud to announce their revolutionary foot deodorant: My Goodness Foot Deodorant. This innovative, all-natural, and specially formulated deodorant is equipped with extra absorbing and drying powers. The ingredients also promote good health and the absolute best...

2014-01-24 11:21:52

New research from the Monell Center reveals humans can use the sense of smell to detect dietary fat in food. As food smell almost always is detected before taste, the findings identify one of the first sensory qualities that signals whether a food contains fat. Innovative methods using odor to make low-fat foods more palatable could someday aid public health efforts to reduce dietary fat intake. "The human sense of smell is far better at guiding us through our everyday lives than we give...

2014-01-21 12:26:45

CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Suppose while shopping for a perfume at a retail store, a consumer samples a series of perfumes using scent strips provided by the store. Would this consumer's final choice of perfume be influenced by the colors of the scent strips or the smells of the sampled perfumes? Furthermore, would the order in which the perfumes are sampled influence choice? That is, when the sampled perfumes have similar versus dissimilar smells (or when the...

How Do Fruit Flies Detect Sweet Foods?
2014-01-14 10:01:27

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside research opens door for investigations into taste receptors of mosquitoes and other deadly insects Insects represent remarkable diversity and have adapted to all sorts of ecological nooks and crannies. For example, they have taste receptors — novel proteins — with which they taste chemicals and make important choices about not only foods but also mates and where to deposit their eggs. These receptors are widely seen as being at the...


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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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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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