Feature

What does the moon smell like?

I've never smelled moondust, and I was intrigued by this question posted at Nasa.gov: What does the moon smell like? Gunpowder, according to Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan. The closest I've come to smelling moondust was on a recent visit to meteor research lab at the University of California San Diego. The scientist (who asked to remain anonymous because his lab contains several highly valuable pieces of meteors and asteroids) … [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...]

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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...]

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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...]

Science

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Smell-O-Vision coming to TV and gaming

Scented entertainment has been a dream for decades, and formally flopped in 1960 with the release in movie theaters of AromaRama and … [Read More...]

Policy

Waterford, Conn, joins cities with fragrance bans

Policies limiting or banning the use of fragrance is a growing policy trend that we've been following closely. Today Waterford, Conn, … [Read More...]

Riffs

‘Nampits

Walking the dogs after lunch we stroll  past a diner not far from where we live. It's the kind of place that serves meatloaf and mashed … [Read More...]