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Aphrodisiac perfumes likely fake: study

Many animal species are known to give off chemical signals to attract sexual partners, but scientists still debate whether pheromones used in aphrodisiac perfumes actually play any role in human mating.

dateMar 08, 2017 in Other
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Video: The search for human pheromones

Molecules known as pheromones are a potent form of chemical communication in the animal kingdom, able to convey a creature's gender, fertility and more with scent alone. Scientists have sought to determine if humans' body ...

dateFeb 10, 2017 in Other
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This flower smells like a bee under attack

A new discovery takes plants' deception of their pollinators to a whole new level. Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on October 6 found that the ornamental plant popularly known as Giant Ceropegia fools ...

dateOct 06, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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A trap for bedbugs?

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have discovered the shed skins of bedbugs retain the "obnoxious sweetness" smell often associated with the pests, a finding that could potentially be used to combat infestations ...

dateAug 05, 2016 in Ecology
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New way to smell a rat means end for rodents

Simon Fraser University scientists have developed a new way to exterminate rats by identifying and synthetically replicating the male brown rat's sex pheromone. The chemical is a powerful attractant for luring female brown ...

dateApr 11, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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