Feature

Smelling the past

I cracked open an ancient text, my high school yearbook. The pages appear in black and white, except for the color senior photos, which I was that year. Smiling teens with big hair later scribbled messages bidding me to "have fun" and "good luck".  A long-forgotten aroma of art class escaped the pages into my nostrils and transported me instantly to the time, when nearly every day before lunch, I had Elmer's glue stuck to my fingers and … [Read More...]

Noteable

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NYTimes: Zinc nasal spray may harm smell

Users of a popular cold remedy have reported damage to the sense of smell, and … [Read More...]

Dogs sniff differences in identical twins

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

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Island Scene: Smell loss important signal

A loss of sense of smell could signal a more serious health condition, such as … [Read More...]

Man lost smell, then taste

Jason Feifer lost his sense of smell as a child, and shortly afterward, his … [Read More...]

Science

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Recalled atorvastatin (Lipitor) reeks of mold

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has recalled another 38,000 bottles of its popular cholesterol-lowering medication, Lipitor, … [Read More...]

Policy

A generation of young business people in Halifax are fragrance-free at work

Halifax celebrates 20 years fragrance free

In 2011 Halifax marks its 20th anniversary as the first city in North America to go fragrance free at work. The idea started in a local … [Read More...]

Riffs

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Red twists sing baby powder

My husband and I went to the movies the other night. He bought a pack of red twists and tore it open. I haven't smelled the candy in … [Read More...]