News tagged with smell

Body odor sets female rhesus monkeys apart

Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) make use of their sense of smell to distinguish between members of their own and other social groups, according to new research, led by Stefanie Henkel (University of Leipzig, Germany), published ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Scent is the route to the very best fruit

Monkeys and other primates have a better sense of smell than is often claimed. Researchers at Linköping University and two German universities have studied spider monkeys – and found that they are experts at sniffing out ...

dateOct 16, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Video: How does Febreze work?

Almost all of us have used some type of odor eliminator like Febreze to un-stink a room. These sprays can work wonders, but how do they actually work? Do they really remove the smell or just mask it?

dateAug 17, 2015 in Other
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Video: Why do feet stink?

Foot odor might make you cringe with embarrassment in the airport security line, but chemistry can help you beat stinky feet. In this week's Reactions video, we answer all your foot-focused questions and share some tips to ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Other
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Making sense of our evolution

The science about our our special senses - vision, smell, hearing and taste - offers fascinating and unique perspectives on our evolution.

dateJul 13, 2015 in Evolution
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The secret of the world's smelliest flower

By happy coincidence and far from its native home in western Sumatra, titum arum, the world's smelliest bloom, flowered at Paignton Zoo in Devon and at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. It's a rare event, but not to ...

dateJul 09, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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