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The Brain Knows What the Nose Smells, But How?
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, nose, smells, scent, receptors )

- 2598 days ago -
Mice know fear. And they know to fear the scent of a predator. But how do their brains quickly figure out with a sniff that a cat is nearby?It's a complex process that starts with the scent being picked up by specific receptors in their noses.
The Salamander's Secret Sexual Scent
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, salamander, offbeat, scent, attraction )

Fey Catar
- 3632 days ago -
Scientists have identified the secret love potion a salamander uses to woo his mate.
Thr Art - and Science - of Perfumery
Science & Tech  (tags: perfume, scent, chemistry, perfume industry, scent industry )

- 3679 days ago -
Here's an informative look at the science and chemistry of the modern perfumer's scent secrets. You'll be surprised at which companies are involved, directly and indirectly, in the making of and profiting from modern scents.
Elephants Use Mental Maps to Track Family Members
Science & Tech  (tags: Elephants, memory, scent, urine, relatives )

- 3759 days ago -
Elephants really do have good memories - at least when it comes to keeping tabs on where their own relatives are. They are able to recognize up to 17 female family members based on cues they pick up from sniffing their urine.

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