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Fear Odor Reaction
2013-12-13 08:45:51

Neuroscientists have found that fear reactions can occur in the olfactory system before the brain has had an opportunity to interpret and associate a particular odor with trouble.

2013-12-09 14:07:38

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.

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)

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

A new study has found that mosquitoes actually use the same olfactory mechanism to detect both carbon dioxide and skin odors.

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

2013-11-27 23:03:51

New MgDeo hypoallergenic all-natural deodorant made from all natural ingredients is available now from Only Goodness Inside.

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

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 is often more than one odor in our environments at any given time.

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2013-11-22 12:49:36

Scientists from the project "Selfmade" have used bacteria from the human foot, belly button and armpit to create a variety of cheeses.

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

A new study on silkmoths revealed that the insects’ ability to perceive environmental odors has been reduced after about 5000 years of domestication by humans.

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

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.


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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
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.