Tag: Odor

Humans Can 'Smell' Odors With Their Tongue, Study Finds

A new study revealed that humans can detect the "smell" of odors using their tongue. Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia explained that this happens because of certain receptors.

Neuroscience April 24, 2019

People Are Less Disgusted By Odors Of Those Close To Them, Sweaty Shirt Test Reveals

Sweaty shirt test has revealed that people are less disgusted by the odor of their peers than of their rivals. The study signals the importance of social groups and how it affects cooperation and harmony among its members.

Life February 23, 2016

Nano-engineered Film Neutralizes Strong Food Odors

Foods like onions, garlic, and the supremely smelly durian fruit can pose problems due to their pungency, especially for transportation. A new food wrap made with nanoscale fibers of cellulose from wood effectively keeps these odors at bay.

July 14, 2015

New Paper Rebuts Claim That Humans Can Distinguish Between 1 Trillion Scents

A new paper questions the findings of an earlier study that suggested the human nose is capable of discriminating at least 1 trillion odors.

Life July 10, 2015

Mosquitoes Biting Away? They May Just Like Your Genes!

Some people just seem to be bitten by mosquitoes more often than others. Now, researchers from the University of Florida may know the reason for their taste preferences.

Life April 22, 2015

Study Says Odor Of Sweat Helps Spread Happiness

A new study suggests that the smell of the sweat of a happy person spreads happiness. Negative emotions can also be communicated with the odor of sweat.

Internet Culture April 20, 2015

Scientists find a way to eliminate smells by creating 'white noise' for the nose

Two researchers found that chemical compounds in smells have an opposing set of odor compounds that cancel each other out, creating a 'white noise' for the nose.

Geek November 5, 2014

Why do flies enjoy beer as much as the rest of us?

Flies like beer, just like many humans, and now a team of researchers now the reason for the attraction.

October 10, 2014

The power of the mind: Expectation of harm linked to airway inflammation in asthmatics

A study found that asthmatics who expected a harmless odor to be harmful exhibited more airway inflammation than those that believed the odor to be therapeutic.

Life July 23, 2014

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