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Elephants can smell quantity, a study suggests. It’s a new level of olfactory prowess.

Elephants in a recent study picked out larger amounts of seeds by smell alone. Some could smell the difference between 150 and 180 sunflower seeds.
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The US defense contractor building the F-35 says it has bottled the smell of space for a weird new fragrance

Want to know what space smells like? Want to smell like space? Now you can, because one of America's top defense contractors has put it in a bottle.

A Spirit Airlines flight had to be diverted after a horrible ‘dirty socks’ odor filled the cabin and made passengers ill

A Spirit Airlines flight from New York to Fort Lauderdale had to be diverted to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina after passengers complained of burning throats and chest pains after a strange smell filled the cabin. Officials have not been able to find what caused the smell.
Without sight, this would be a lively intersection and not a breathtaking view.

Dogs see the world very differently from human beings — here’s how it works

For dogs, the primary sense is actually scent — not sight.

Men who eat a certain diet may be more attractive to women — but it has nothing to do with how they look

Women in a study preferred men with diets high in fruits and vegetables over those who stuck to refined carbs like bread and pasta. It came down to one factor.

Why dogs eat poop, according to a dog cognition scientist

Dogs have an excellent sense of smell, and are very smart animals. So why do they eat poop?

Gross cheese and picky French people are helping scientists figure out what disgust is

It turns out a lot of French people find cheese gross. And that's great news for science. Because it's helping understand how your brain produces disgust

Here’s why New York City smells so rancid in the summer

The Big Apple has some terrible smells in the summer. Here's why.

We sampled fragrances made from microbes and we’re convinced they’re the future of the industry

Boston-based startup Ginkgo Bioworks hopes these bio-engineered fragrances will replace natural or synthetic scents.