Meet the Canine Officers Guarding American Agriculture

With international travel returning to prepandemic levels, these floppy-eared hounds are sniffing out deadly diseases and pests at border crossings one mango or sausage at a time.

#agriculture-department, #airports, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #dogs, #dulles-international-airport-washington-dc, #luggage-and-packing, #service-dogs-and-other-animals, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #united-states-politics-and-government

Don’t Let Your Wine Go to the Grocery Store Naked

Recent research helps explain how clear bottles can result in wine that smells like “wet dog” and “boiled cabbage.”

#chemistry, #light, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #smells-and-odors, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #wines, #your-feed-science

Does Your Nose Help Pick Your Friends?

In a small study, researchers in an olfaction lab found that people who had an instant personal connection also had similarities in their body odors.

#brain, #friendship, #nose, #smells-and-odors, #your-feed-science

Can Scent Be Democratized?

The Institute for Art and Olfaction celebrates a decade of exploring our sense of smell.

#art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #museums, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors

How the Coronavirus Steals the Sense of Smell

The virus does not infect nerve cells that detect odors, researchers have found. Instead, it attacks nearby supporting cells.

#cell-journal, #chronic-condition-health, #columbia-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #immune-system, #new-york-university-langone-health, #proteins, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #university-of-california-davis, #your-feed-science

Body Odor May Have Smelled Much Worse to Your Ancient Ancestors

Researchers worked out which receptors in your nose detect particular scent molecules, and found evidence of evolutionary change in some of these genes.

#china, #evolution-biology, #genetics-and-heredity, #plos-genetics-journal, #research, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #your-feed-science

Sometimes, Life Stinks. So He Invented the Nasal Ranger.

For Chuck McGinley, an engineer who devised the go-to instrument for measuring odors, helping people understand what they smell is serious science.

#content-type-personal-profile, #environmental-protection-agency, #nose, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors

Warehouse Fire Was Source of ‘Putrid’ Odor in California

The fire, in Carson, Calif., on Sept. 30, consumed beauty and wellness products and sent chemicals into a nearby waterway, the authorities said. Thousands complained about the stench.

#air-pollution, #carson-calif, #fires-and-firefighters, #los-angeles-county-calif, #pollution, #prologis-inc, #smells-and-odors, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #water-pollution, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Are Scented Candles Harmful to Your Health?

When candles burn, they release various vapors and particles into the air, but research suggests that using them is safe.

#candles, #content-type-service, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #research, #smells-and-odors

Instant Pot Recipes and Wisdom

Melissa Clark on how to get the most out of your electric pressure cooker, whether you’re just starting out with it or already an expert.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #home-appliances, #instant-pot-co, #smells-and-odors

The Artistic Aromas of Anicka Yi

The conceptual artist has taken over Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in London with an odorous work to excite the senses.

#art, #kitchen-the-manhattan-ny-performance-space, #kunsthalle-basel, #smells-and-odors, #tate-modern, #yi-anicka

When Covid-19 Stole Their Smell, These Experts Lost Much More

French perfumers, sommeliers and winemakers with coronavirus infections are sometimes deprived of a crucial tool: their high-performing noses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #loire-valley-france, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #wines

The Consolations of Incense

Long ago, it was used to measure the passing of time. Now, after a year marked for many by the loss of smell, or at least a sense of stagnation, it’s precious once more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors

What Does It Look Like When a City Returns to Its Senses?

The reopening of New York has created a banquet of sights, smells, flavors, textures and sounds. The New York Times asked photographers to convey how the city is nourishing each of the senses.

#new-york-city, #photography, #senses-and-sensation, #smells-and-odors, #touch-sense

A Covid Test as Easy as Breathing

Scientists have been dreaming of disease-detecting breathalyzers for years. Has the time for the technology finally come?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #smells-and-odors, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

How Do You Want Your Wedding to Smell?

Couples are adding their personal scents to their weddings in the form of diffusers, candles, lotion, perfume mists and more.

#luxury-goods-and-services, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #weddings-and-engagements

The Fragrances That Changed the Field

In 19th-century Europe, delicate florals defined olfactory perfection. Then came the rise of bold, musky ‘oriental’ scents, which revealed much about the West’s perception of Eastern culture.

#perfumes-and-fragrances, #said-edward-w, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors

See Fewer People. Take Fewer Showers.

Some people said they started bathing less during the pandemic. As long as no one complains, they say they plan to keep the new habit.

#bathing-and-showering, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #hamblin-james, #smells-and-odors

The Forgotten Sense

Regaining what the coronavirus took from you.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #spices

Covid Stole Your Sense of Smell? Try Physical Therapy for Your Nose.

Doctors are recommending smell training for patients with lingering olfactory problems.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors

How People Are Dealing with Distorted Smell

Parosmia, a condition that causes phantom odors and a lingering symptom of Covid-19 for some people, has been affecting relationships.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #your-feed-selfcare

The Sunday Read: ‘The Forgotten Sense’

What can the coronavirus’s strangest symptom teach us about the mysteries of smell?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors

What Can Covid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell?

The virus’s strangest symptom has opened new doors to understanding our most neglected sense.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors

French Roosters Now Crow With the Law Behind Them

After a series of high-profile disputes in rural areas, the French Parliament has passed a bill that enshrines countryside smells and sounds as protected national heritage.

#agriculture-and-farming, #chickens, #france, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #noise, #smells-and-odors

Some Covid Survivors Haunted by Loss of Smell and Taste

As the coronavirus claims more victims, a once-rare diagnosis is receiving new attention from scientists, who fear it may affect nutrition and mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #dalton-pamela-psychologist, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #monell-chemical-senses-center, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #united-states, #your-feed-science

What Does History Smell Like?

Researchers are finding ways to preserve scents that are disappearing. Others are recreating ones from centuries ago.

#canterbury-christ-church-university, #culture-arts, #institute-for-sustainable-heritage, #international-flavors-and-fragrances-inc, #odeuropa, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #research, #rijksmuseum, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #university-college-london

What Did Europe Smell Like Centuries Ago? Historians Set Out to Recreate Lost Scents

A project announced this week and funded by the European Union will catalog and recreate the scents of Europe from the 16th century to the early 20th century.

#artificial-intelligence, #cambridge-england, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-union, #london-england, #museums, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #vu-university-amsterdam

Welcome to Our Museum of Smells

Experience how scent and memory are intimately connected.

#memory, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smells-and-odors

Aromatherapy in the Apiary Is What Bees Need

Honeybees were better at pollinating crops after scent training.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bees, #current-biology-journal, #flowers-and-plants, #research, #smells-and-odors, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

How Line-Dried Laundry Gets That Fresh Smell

This is what happens when atmospheric chemists hang towels on drying racks around their chemistry building.

#chemistry, #journal-of-environmental-chemistry, #laundry-and-laundromats, #pugliese-silvia, #research, #smells-and-odors, #your-feed-science

When Cadaver Dogs Pick Up a Scent, Archaeologists Find Where to Dig

Recent research highlights the power of the canine nose to uncover buried remains from ancient human history.

#animal-cognition, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #croatia, #dogs, #florida, #forensic-science, #mississippi, #native-americans, #smells-and-odors, #tombs-and-tombstones, #your-feed-science