Feature

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Cream and lotions spoil after a year

I reached into the back of the medicine cabinet and discovered a tube of hair grooming cream. It wasn't exactly ancient; I remember buying it around the time of my wedding, which was about four years ago. The tube was more than half full. I decided to pop open the cap and take a sniff. … [Read More...]

Noteable

Dogs sniff differences in identical twins

When parents and DNA tests can't tell twins apart, a highly trained German … [Read More...]

Smell impacts first impression

Do your hands smell like onions? Flowers? Nothing at all? Smell manipulates … [Read More...]

Fragrance makes nightclubbers party harder

Music and lights are the typical mood modifiers found in nightclubs, but … [Read More...]

Contraceptives erase natural odor signals

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests birth control pills and other … [Read More...]

Science

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How does the olfactory sense work?

You breathe in deep, and you might get a whiff of shampoo or maybe stale coffee breath on the person next to you. It's the kind of … [Read More...]

Policy

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Should you wear scented products to work?

Employers have begun asking workers to refrain from wearing and using scented personal and cleaning products at work. Now there are at … [Read More...]

Riffs

Smell of the first snow of the season in New England

First snow of the season in New England

Today the first snow of the season fell in New England. It was a surprise: the forecast called for rain. I poked my head outside to see … [Read More...]