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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...

2013-08-04 23:03:07

Many people are not aware that aluminum is a common ingredient in beauty products which may cause some health concerns. Zion Health's ClayDry Natural Deodorant answers concerns with a non-aluminum deodorant that absorbs odor with detox clay minerals—now available at Hy-Vee Health Food Store in Illinois. Illnois (PRWEB) August 04, 2013 Zion Health announces a unique formulation of aluminum free natural clay deodorants. ClayDry is now available at Hy Vee Health Food stores located on...

Sex, Smell And Science
2013-08-02 08:43:15

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online No two people smell exactly alike. That is, noses sense odors in individual ways. What one nose finds offensive, another may find pleasant, while another might not smell anything at all. Scientists have long known the way things smell to us is determined by our genes. Now, two studies appearing in the journal Current Biology have identified "the genetic differences that underpin the differences in smell sensitivity and perception in...

Chimpanzees And Orangutans Show Working Sense Memory
2013-07-19 05:07:32

[ Watch the Video: Chimpanzees Have Long Term Memory ] Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each of us has experienced a situation where one of our senses has triggered a far off memory, transporting us instantly to the time when that memory was created. Whether it's a song that reminds you when you rolled 1,000 miles in your first vehicle or an aroma that takes you back to a beach holiday, our memory is what sets us apart from most other living creatures on earth by...

2013-07-05 11:04:44

Fish fail to detect danger in copper-polluted water. A new study, to be presented at the meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology on the 5th of July, shows that fish cannot smell a danger odor signal emitted by other fish in waters contaminated with copper. Research conducted by Dr Bill Dew at the University of Lethbridge in Canada looked for the first time at the effect of the metal contaminants nickel and copper on specific fish olfactory sensory neurons, and how these affect 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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.