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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...

Bacteria May Allow Animals To Send Quick, Extensive Messages
2013-11-12 10:37:39

Michigan State University Twitter clips human thoughts to a mere 140 characters. Animals' scent posts may be equally as short, relatively speaking, yet they convey an encyclopedia of information about the animals that left them. In the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Michigan State University researcher shows that the detailed scent posts of hyenas are, in part, products of symbiotic bacteria, microbes that have a mutually beneficial relationship...

Homing Pigeons Follow Their Noses
2013-11-06 12:14:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A scientist writing in the journal Biogeosciences suggests that homing pigeons may using their noses to help guide them back home. Birds are known to use tools like the sun and Earth’s magnetic field to help them navigate around. Homing pigeons are king of this category and were even used by spies in World War II to help deliver messages in and out of war zones. However, the skill homing pigeons possess to help navigate the skies has...

2013-11-05 23:25:44

Attendees Can Win an iPad Mini as Part of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Scavenger Hunt Long Grove, Ill (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Commercial-grade odor eliminating products from Fresh Wave® IAQ– unmatched in safety and effectiveness thanks to natural, non-toxic ingredients – will be showcased at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2013. Fresh Wave IAQ products are engineered from a proprietary blend of natural ingredients, including water and plant oils from lime, pine needles, aniseed, clove,...

2013-10-25 23:04:45

Fragrance Free Odor Eliminators are now available on SmellsBeGone.com, the official website for the original non-toxic odor eliminating bead and spray company. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 Fragrance Free Odor Eliminators are now available on SmellsBeGone.com, the official website for the original non-toxic odor eliminating bead and spray company. Tyler Smith, spokesman for SmellsBeGone.com, said: "We are very excited to offer our commercially famous fragrance-free odor...

2013-10-21 13:38:31

Think of the smell of an orange, a lemon, and a grapefruit. Each has strong acidic notes mixed with sweetness. And yet each fresh, bright scent is distinguishable from its relatives. These fruits smell similar because they share many chemical compounds. How, then does the brain tell them apart? How does the brain remember a complex and often overlapping chemical signature as a particular scent? Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) are using the fruit fly to discover how the...

2013-10-17 23:30:12

Announcing Unique Native Remedy for Absorbing Odor - Ancient Clay Serves Many Benefits for the Skin; ClayDry Natural Deodorant Now Available at Whole Foods Market in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoneix, AZ (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Zion Health is proud to announce that Whole Foods Market in Phoenix, Arizona now carries ClayDry non-aluminum deodorants. ClayDry deodorants, from leading natural clay body care manufacture Zion Health, use nutrient rich detox clay for natural sweat and odor control....


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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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