Feature

Most Fragrant Rose reveals deeper truth about smell

[smooth=id:1;] Portland, OR - In a mall in Northeast Portland sits an indoor ice rink about the size of a basketball court. When I walked in there was no ice but instead dozens of long tables draped in white cloth supporting what I'd journeyed to see: roses. Specifically, there were over 4,000 roses whose growers, mainly members of the Portland Rose Society, were vying for bragging rights that comes with winning "Queen", the top … [Read More...]

Noteable

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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...]

Contraceptives erase natural odor signals

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

Fragrance makes nightclubbers party harder

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

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Science Daily: Training improves sense of smell

Most people with a great sense of smell aren't born with it. Rather, they learn … [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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Rise of fragrance free policies across the US

Fragrance free policies have proliferated in the past 10 years in the US, starting in 2001 with the Brigham and Women's Hospital in … [Read More...]

Riffs

Flowering yellow ginger

Yellow ginger grows wild in Hawaii; the equivalent of wild daisies on the Mainland. The delicate yellow flowers last only a week or so … [Read More...]