Feature

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Portland now first US city to voluntarily ban fragrance

The city council of Portland, OR,on February 24  passed a fragrance-free policy that discourages public workers from wearing scented products to work. The ban effectively makes Portland the first city in the U.S. to voluntarily create with fragrance-free public spaces. The action is voluntary, meaning that if someone wears aftershave or perfume, … [Read More...]

Noteable

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Smell impacts first impression

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

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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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NGT Real Travel: Smell makes better memories

One way to make travel more memorable is by paying more attention to … [Read More...]

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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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Septoplasty mutes the Scentinelle

Today I'm undergoing surgery on my nose, a septoplasty to be exact. I have a deviated septum from breaking my nose at least six times … [Read More...]

Policy

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What will 10 billion people smell like?

The United Nations released last week a new forecast of world population for 2100: 10.1 billion people, that's 1.1 billion people more … [Read More...]

Riffs

Twenty years of students' feet on a blue carpet smells like caramel made with goat milk

Twenty year old blue carpet

I walked into a university classroom about five minutes early for a public lecture. I found a seat in the back and plunked down into a … [Read More...]