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Can next-generation bomb 'sniffing' technology outdo dogs on explosives detection?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.12.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

David Atkinson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory With each terrorist attack on another airport, train station or other public space, the urgenc...

Does Your Urine Smell? Here Are 5 Reasons Why

Avital Scharf | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Avital Scharf

Now that summer's here, it's important to keep hydrated. But, you know how it is: The more you drink, the more you have to urinate. On a daily basis, ...

Ramadan 2016 Day One: Maintaining Faith in Islam

Anhar Karim | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Anhar Karim

What lies within? My friend Shahzeb asked if I wanted to come over to his apartment. "To do what?" I asked. "To clean." Despite no part of that s...

If You Want Women To Think You Smell Manly, Maybe Try Deodorant

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.02.2016 | Science

We always thought deodorant mainly affected how close other people will stand to you. But new evidence suggests it also can influence how masculine or...

Oregon City Fires Goats From Landscaping Duties

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 02.27.2016 | Weird News

(Reuters) - A crew of goats brought in to devour invasive plants at a popular park in Oregon's state capital, Salem, have been fired because they ate ...

WATCH: Fish Lovers Rejoice! Tips To Avoid The Stink

HooplaHa | Posted 11.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
HooplaHa

Busy moms don't have time for a smelly kitchen! Do you love cooking fish but hate the lingering smell? This latest Kitchen Hack gives you the simple w...

Does the Nose Know?

Cognitive Neuroscience Society | Posted 11.06.2015 | Science
Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Smelling a cup of freshly brewed coffee can be a rich, almost magical, experience. In fact, in that brief moment, you are smelling a mixture of more than 800 different molecules that make up the smell of coffee.

Here's Why Your Home Has Been Smelling So Musty Lately

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.25.2015 | OWN

Stale, stifled, moldy and damp -- it's definitely not what you want your home to smell like, but sometimes that musty scent can seem too elusive to tr...

5 Things Your Body Odor Says About You

Prevention | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Prevention

Even when no one thinks you smell, you smell. And scientists who study volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have long known that every person has a distinct odor, just like they have distinct fingerprints.

Here's Why Smelling Cookies Makes You Think Of Grandma's House

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 07.22.2015 | Science

You've probably experienced this: you come home to a plate of freshly baked cookies in the kitchen, and when the scent of chocolatey goodness hits you...

Does a Better Sense of Smell Indicate a Bigger Waistline?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

In the study, the Los Angeles Times reported, researchers asked participants to rate the intensity of imaginary visual and odor cues (e.g., imagine how fresh cupcakes look and smell). Heavier participants reported conjuring up more evocative odors associated with imaginary foods.

Obese People May Have A Superior Sense Of Smell

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Laura Geggel Published: July 07, 2015 05:35pm ET on LiveScience. People who can vividly imagine smells, such as freshly baked cookies ...

Canines and Cancer Detection: The New PET Scan?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Italian researchers recently demonstrated that trained dogs can detect prostate cancer almost unerringly. Dog handlers from the Italian Ministry of Defense trained two German shepherds to detect the smell of prostate cancer by sniffing urine samples from men with the disease.

6 Ways We Can Use Taste and Smell to Optimize Our Nutrition

Healthy Harlequin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Healthy Harlequin

Though talks of tongue and smell might not be the trendiest of health news at the moment, they are no doubt the senses that are most intimately linked to our nutrition -- and therefore indispensable to our everyday journey towards better health.

Cooking Art History: Savoring Silence

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 06.29.2014 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

The way we taste food is far more complex than flavor alone.

11 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living

To most people, a smell isn't just a fragrance -- it's a memory. When you get a whiff of chocolate chip cookies, you may think of baking in your Mom's...

Where Do You Follow Your Nose?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

I hadn't realized how powerful scent was until I separated it from my other senses. There were clues, though. There's a armoire in the basement of the house my parents still live in where they keep the World Book Encyclopedias. Nothing, and I mean nothing, calls up my childhood faster than opening those doors and taking a breath.

7 Effective Ways To Stop Body Odor

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 02.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Ewwwww, Grandma, you smell bad!” Your worst nightmare, right? Who wants to be the grandparents kids hate to visi...

Why What Your Friend Thinks Smells Terrible, You Find Totally Pleasant

Posted 12.26.2013 | Healthy Living

A new study could help explain why you find the smell of a perfume so pleasing, while your friend finds it unbearable. Researchers from Duke Univer...

Making "Sense" of Flavor: How Taste, Smell and Touch Are Involved

Amanda Greene | Posted 11.27.2013 | Taste
Amanda Greene

Isn't it fascinating to realize all the work your body is doing while you're doing something as (seemingly) brainless as eating? It's kind of awesome. Food's a complex chemical, and so are you!

What Takes You Right Back?

Mindy Haskins | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mindy Haskins

Don't you just love how a certain song or smell or moment triggers a floodgate of memories and takes you right back to that moment? That Sarah McLachlan song did it for me. All of the sudden, it's 1998 and I'm 17. I'm in my car with my girlfriends and we're soaking in the entire Surfacing album.

Minty? Lemony? Human Nose Can Smell 10 Types Of Odors, Scientists Say

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 09.20.2013 | Science

From fruity to minty to popcorn-y, all smells can be classified as one of 10 types of aroma, scientists say. Taste, vision and hearing can be quantif...

A Journey Through The World Of Smell

Nish Gera | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Nish Gera

Smell artist? Provocateur? Professional "In-betweener"? It's hard to describe what you do when you work in the largely unchartered terrain of smell. Especially smell freed from the limiting binary of good and bad, of exotic perfumes and wine aromas.

We the Sensorily Deficient

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.02.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Can we improve or heighten our senses of taste and smell -- "training" them, just as we might train for a sport?

How Your Nose Can Control Your Brain

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Your smell circuits are hotwired to those that process emotion, memory and motivation. Is that why you’re feeling so edgy, chatt...