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DEET Alternatives Of The Future
2013-10-03 04:27:36

[ Watch the Video: UC Riverside Research Team Identifies DEET Receptors ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In research that could lead to the development of a safer alternative to the DEET, scientists from the University of California, Riverside have discovered the olfactory receptors used by insects to sense the repellant. While experts have long known that bugs are repelled by DEET (also known as N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), UC-Riverside associate professor of...

Smells Become Stinkier When Anxiety Takes Hold
2013-09-25 14:22:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are increasingly showing that our mental state can change our perceptions of the world around us and a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that people in a state of anxiety rate neutral smells lower than when they are relaxed. "After anxiety induction, neutral smells become clearly negative," explained study author Wen Li, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "People experiencing an...

2013-09-24 23:37:04

Announcing Unique Native Remedy for Absorbing Odor - Ancient Clay Serves Many Benefits for the Skin; ClayDry Natural Deodorant Now Available at Staff of Life Natural Food Market in Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz, California (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Zion Health is proud to announce that local, Santa Cruz natural food market Staff of Life now carries ClayDry non-aluminum deodorants. ClayDry deodorants, from leading natural body care manufacture Zion Health, use calcium montmorillonite clay for...

2013-09-23 10:29:59

'Odor is a means of chemical communication between mother and child' -- Johannes Frasnelli, University of Montreal What woman has not wanted to gobble up a baby placed in her arms, even if the baby is not hers? This reaction, which everyone has noticed or felt, could have biological underpinnings related to maternal functions. For the first time, an international team of researchers has found evidence of this phenomenon in the neural networks associated with reward. "The olfactory -- thus...

Scientists Categorize Smells Ten Groups
2013-09-19 08:44:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Of all the different odors and smells floating around the globe, scientists say humans can only detect ten basic categories of scents. Using a computerized model, sensory scientists now say they've developed a way to systematically categorize these smells. Using a preexisting set of odors and descriptions, the scientists ran them through the computerized model, categorized them, and have now concluded all the world’s smells...

Birds Communicate Through Scents
2013-09-04 06:42:56

Michigan State University For most animals, scent is the instant messenger of choice for quickly exchanging personal profiles. Scientists, however, have long dismissed birds as odor-eschewing Luddites that don’t take advantage of scent-based communications. In a first-of-its-kind study, however, a Michigan State University researcher has demonstrated that birds do indeed communicate via scents, and that odor reliably predicts their reproductive success. The study appears in the...

Mosquitoes Detect Human Scents Better During The Nighttime
2013-08-31 07:21:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online In research that could change the way we protect ourselves from mosquitoes, scientists from the University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health have discovered the disease-carrying insects are able to smell major human host odorants better during the nighttime hours. The study, which appears in this week’s edition of the open-access journal Nature: Scientific Reports, used an integrative approach to investigate the...

2013-08-30 23:21:14

Odor eliminating beads and air fresheners are on clearance at SmellsBeGone.com, the official website for the original odor eliminating company. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Odor Eliminating Beads and Air Fresheners are on clearance at SmellsBeGone.com, the official website for the original odor eliminating company. Tyler Smith, spokesman for SmellsBeGone.com, said: "We are very excited to offer this clearance on our most popular odor eliminators and air fresheners. As...

2013-08-13 23:19:48

SmellsBegone.com, leading provider of natural air fresheners and odor eliminators for the home and office, recently announced a new guide on their website for controlling odors specifically in the workplace. Troy, MI (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 SmellsBegone.com, leading provider of natural air fresheners and odor eliminators for the home and office, recently announced a new guide on their website for controlling odors specifically in the workplace. The guide, titled "Office Odors: How...


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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
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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