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Scientists have already observed that rats will voluntarily share food with other rats who are hungry. A new study now suggests that they do so not just based on what the other rat does, but also on how it smells.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Behavior, University of Bern, University of Potsdam, Animals, Odor
A growing volume of medical experts around the world are suggesting a loss of the sense of smell may be an early indication of COVID-19. However, the preliminary, and still relatively anecdotal, observation is not officially recognized as a COVID-19 symptom by the World Health Organization at this stage.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Virus
In order to better trap or evade malaria-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, it helps if we know more about the manner in which they track their victims. New research now indicates that it's a matter not just of smell, but also enhanced visual processing that's triggered by smell... Continue Reading Smell of CO2 boosts mosquitoes' ability to visually track targets Category: Biology Ta
We know that our perception of flavor involves a complex interaction between odors detected in the nose and tastes sensed by our tongue. A fascinating new study has turned the science of flavor perception upside down, discovering the same olfactory receptors that detect odors in our nose can be found in taste cells on the tongue... Continue Reading Odor receptors in taste cells suggest you
A team of scientists have solved the mystery of the strange Parkinson's disease odor, revealing a number of skin-secreted volatile biomarkers can be detected in patients suffering from the disease. The next step for the research is to turn this discovery into an early-detection tool... Continue Reading Smell of Parkinson’s finally identified, early detection test on the way Category: Medi
Our sense of smell is often overlooked, but it plays a bigger part in our perception of the world around us than we might give it credit for. Now it's being used to help sell the illusion of virtual reality with the FeelReal VR Mask, which not only wafts certain scents your way but can also simulate rain, heat and wind on your face... Continue Reading Feelreal multi-sensory VR mask lets yo
In real life, you don't just see and hear things – you also smell them. Therefore, given that virtual reality (VR) headsets are meant to replicate real-world experiences, shouldn't they provide odors along with sights and sounds? That's the idea behind the smelly new Vaqso VR system... Continue Reading Vaqso aims to bring the smell of zombies to VR Category: VR Tags: Gaming
It's well reported that oil spill disasters can have a catastrophic biological and environmental impact. But to date, few studies have examined the effect of whole crude oil on senses of a marine vertebrate. A new study is the first to confirm physiological effects on stingrays – and their sense of smell in particular... Continue Reading Stingrays' smell damaged by exposure to oil spills


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