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2013-12-09 14:07:38

We each live in a unique odor world According to Gertrude Stein, "A rose is a rose is a rose," but new research indicates that might not be the case when it comes to the rose's scent. Researchers from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions have found that as much as 30 percent of the large array of human olfactory receptor differs between any two individuals. This substantial variation is in turn reflected by variability in how each person perceives odors. Humans have about...

2013-12-06 23:04:29

Smells BeGone Air Freshening Aerosol Sprays are now available on SmellsBeGone, the official website for the original non-toxic all natural air-freshener and spray company. (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Smells BeGone Air Freshening Aerosol Sprays are now available on SmellsBeGone, the official website for the original non-toxic all natural air-freshener and spray company. Tyler Smith, spokesman for SmellsBeGone.com, said: "Most people know us by our beads and solid products, but we also...

How Mosquitoes Smell Us
2013-12-05 14:31:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many a pleasant summer’s evening has been ruined by the onset of swarms of mosquitoes, and studies have shown that the flying pests are drawn to both the carbon dioxide we exhale and the scent of our skin. A new study, published in the journal Cell, has found that mosquitoes actually use the same olfactory mechanism to detect both carbon dioxide and skin odors. "It was a real surprise when we found that the mosquito's CO2 receptor...

2013-12-03 23:00:13

A new article named “how to eliminate body odor” released on the site Vkool.com offers 13 useful tips that help people smell good. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 The article on the site Vkool.com offers 13 tips on how to eliminate body odor. “How to eliminate body odor” is a useful article for people who want to get rid of body odor. Lien Nguyen – the writer of this article – indicates that smoking can do more than ruin human health as it can rot teeth and make people...

2013-11-27 23:03:51

New MgDeo hypoallergenic all-natural deodorant made from all natural ingredients is available now from Only Goodness Inside. MgDeo combats body odor, prevents stains, and averts health-harms caused by commercial aluminum rich deodorants and antiperspirants. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Using deodorant to combat body odor is an essential part of everyday life. Anyone who is active or works and attends school (and the pressure that can go along with it) understands the...

Smell Processes In Our Brain Better Understood Through Locust Study
2013-11-26 09:53:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Environmental stimuli often trigger our sense of smell before we exhibit any other response. Smells trigger neurons in our brains that alert us to take action, but there are often more than one odor in our environments at any given time. Barani Raman, PhD, of the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, wanted to answer the question of how our brain processes multiple odors received...

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2013-11-22 12:49:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online They say the smelliest cheese is the best cheese, so the latest batch created by a scientist and scent expert could be top notch - if you like the stench of belly button and toe jam. Scientist Christina Agapakis and scent expert Sissel Tolaas have used bacteria from the human foot, belly button and armpit to create a variety of cheeses as part of a project called Selfmade. The project debuted at an exhibition in Dublin, Ireland...

Thousands Of Years Of Captive Breeding Has Impaired Olfactory Functions In Silkmoths
2013-11-21 10:22:04

Max Planck Institute Domesticated silkmoths Bombyx mori have a much more limited perception of environmental odors compared to their wild relatives. The extremely sensitive olfactory detection of pheromones in males eager to mate, however, remains unaltered. A new study on silkmoths published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, revealed that the insects’ ability to perceive environmental odors has been reduced after about 5000 years of domestication by humans. Scientists from the...

Promiscuous Female Mice Have Sexier Sons
2013-11-19 07:35:02

University of Utah Males make more pheromone if mama had access to many mates University of Utah biologists found that when mother mice compete socially for mates in a promiscuous environment, their sons play hard and die young: They attract more females by making more urinary pheromones, but smelling sexier shortens their lives. "If your sons are particularly sexy, and mate more than they would otherwise, it's helping get your genes more efficiently into the next generation,"...

2013-11-14 23:31:31

SpiritDetox.com announces the publication of a new article entitled "What Causes Body Odor? Natural Solutions for Body Odor Relief." The article is part of SpiritDetox.com's online database. Bakersfield, California (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 No one wants to suffer from body odor and bad breath, and a recently published article on SpiritDetox.com aims to help people understand how they can deal with these common, and embarrassing, problems naturally. The new article, recently...


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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
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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