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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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The human sense of smell: It’s stronger than we think

https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/ru-th050517.php Rutgers researcher debunks 19th century myth that animals are better at sniffing out scents RUTGERS UNIVERSITY When it comes to our sense of smell, we have been led to believe that animals win out over humans: No way can … Continue reading

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Getting Clean: The Science of Soap

http://www.livescience.com/57044-science-of-soap.html By Rachel Ross, Live Science Contributor | November 30, 2016 06:49pm ET Public health officials encourage handwashing with soap and clean, running water to prevent the spread of germs and infections. If clean water is not available, using any … Continue reading

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Meet the Woman Who Is Preserving the Smell of History

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/meet-the-woman-who-is-preserving-the-smell-of-history One scientist’s quest to capture old scents. By Eric Grundhauser SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 Cecilia Bembibre sampling the VOCs of an old book. (Photo: HMahgoub/Used with Permission)  We experience our world with five senses to guide us, but for the most … Continue reading

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JUNE 29, 2016 BY CHEN LAI The comet perfume is mainly composed of chemical odors emerging from the components of its atmosphere. The scientific curiosity reached the maximum point with the new question that seemed to have intrigued researchers. A … Continue reading

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Odorant receptors of Drosophila are sensitive to the molecular volume of odorants

www.nature.com/articles/srep25103 Majid Saberi  & Hamed Seyed-allaei Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 25103 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep25103 Abstract Which properties of a molecule define its odor? This is a basic yet unanswered question regarding the olfactory system. The olfactory system of Drosophila has a repertoire … Continue reading

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