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Our Pungent History: Sweat, Perfume, and the Scent of Death

By Hunter Oatman-Stanford — March 8th, 2016 Consider the sweet, intoxicating smell of a rose: While it might seem superficial, the bloom’s lovely odor is actually an evolutionary tactic meant to ensure the plant’s survival by attracting pollinators from miles away. Since ancient times, … Continue reading

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Scents of the Middle Ages

Uses of the aromas of herbs, spices and resins by Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Incenses and Fumitories * Strewing Herbs * Moth and insect repellents * Clothing Scents * Potpourris, dry and moist * Body Powders * Essential Oils * Soaps * … Continue reading

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Flower Aroma Is a Honeybee’s Chill Pill

http://www.livescience.com/53188-flower-aroma-calms-angry-bees.html by Christopher Wanjek Music has charms to soothe a savage breast. And, it seems, flowers can calm an aggressive honeybee. Scientists in France and Australia have found that angry honey bees are less likely to attack when exposed to certain … Continue reading

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Underpinnings of drought tolerance in plants

Genome-wide analysis elucidates drought-tolerance system in Arabidopsis Date: June 11, 2015 Source: American Society of Plant Biologists Summary: Drought is one of the most urgent environmental crises facing the world today. Scientists have now used a genome-wide approach to studying … Continue reading

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