Monthly Archives: February 2015

40 of the World’s Weirdest Flowers

http://boingboing.net/2015/02/26/40-of-the-worlds-weirdest-fl.html In the world of floristry, beauty is a common thing. But as with most things in life, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. #1. Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula simia) Let’s face it (pun intended), this little … Continue reading

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Scent Can Be a Powerful Memory Trigger

http://psychology.about.com/od/memory/ss/ten-facts-about-memory_8.htm#step-heading Have you ever noticed that a particular scent can bring forth a rush of vivid memories? The smell of cookies baking might remind you of spending time at your grandmother’s house when you were a small child. The scent … Continue reading

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Your Very Weird, Very Personal Sense of Smell

http://nautil.us/blog/your-very-weird-very-personal-sense-of-smell                   We’re used to the idea that some among us are colorblind, perceiving the world differently because of a quirk in their genetics. And it’s well-known that teenagers and young adults … Continue reading

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Eye lens and nose cells for smelling have same origin

(http://phys.org/news103451117.html) A team of researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have discovered a unique mechanism by which the same signal molecule determines the formation of the both the lens of the eye and the olfactory cells of the nose. Smell … Continue reading

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