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Of all the different odors and smells floating around the globe, scientists say humans can only detect ten basic categories of scents.
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 research that could change the way we protect ourselves from mosquitoes, scientists have discovered the disease-carrying insects are able to smell major human host odorants better during the nighttime hours.
Odor eliminating beads and air fresheners are on clearance at SmellsBeGone.com, the official website for the original odor eliminating company. Birmingham, MI
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
Many people are not aware that aluminum is a common ingredient in beauty products which may cause some health concerns.
Two studies have identified "the genetic differences that underpin the differences in smell sensitivity and perception in different individuals." And while some of these differences help determine our culinary preferences, others appear to play a role in how we choose our sexual partners.
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.
Fish fail to detect danger in copper-polluted water.
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...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.