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While you're resting, your armpit bacteria are hard at work pumping out stinky thioalcohols.
March 31, 2015 Scientists say they've identified the bacteria that emit that rank smell after a hard workout. Future deodorants might target that bad actor rather than blocking sweat glands or nuking all bacteria.
Scent Bar, in central Los Angeles, is home to over 700 niche fragrances — several of which are neatly arranged here.
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February 22, 2015 Our sense of smell isn't simply a powerful trigger. It's a draw to scientists — and to a flourishing subculture in Los Angeles, where amateur perfumers collect fragrances like others collect stamps.
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July 14, 2014 You and your friends may have more than music and movies in common. Friends typically have more genetic similarities than strangers, researchers say. That may have evolutionary advantages.
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Your schnoz deserves more respect.
March 20, 2014 The human nose may be able to distinguish more than a trillion different odors and fragrances, research hints. If true, our noses are much more discerning with smells than our eyes are with color.
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Simply plug the Scentee device into your iPhone jack and let the scent of grilled meat waft your way.
October 29, 2013 Scentee draws power from an iPhone to blast you with the smell of hearty meat or lavender. But could the synthetic smell of meat trick your brain into thinking you're eating meat instead of plain rice?
If there's white color and white noise, is there white smell, too?
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November 23, 2012 In the wake of delicious Thanksgiving smells, commentator Barbara J. King considers a new discovery about how we smell. If there's white color and white noise, is there white smell, too?
The very sight of this lacy, green herb can cause some people to scream. The great cilantro debate heats up as scientists start pinpointing cilantrophobe genes.
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September 14, 2012 From stinky, crushed bugs to fresh citrus aromas, cilantro's flavor profile is a contentious issue. But is our opinion of the herb hard-wired in our genes, or can we learn to enjoy it? Scientists say maybe it's both.
The stronger the aroma, the more likely you are to take a smaller bite, researchers found.
March 21, 2012 People take smaller bites when a food has a strong aroma. That explains why we nibble on unfamiliar foods. But it also might be a way for people to eat less without feeling deprived.
June 21, 2010 New Jersey -- the Garden State or the Armpit of America? Chances are you've heard more of the latter. A new campaign called "Jersey Doesn't Stink" is out to debunk the state's smelly reputation.
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