under smell

Humans can tell apart as many as one trillion types of odour


28 Mar 2014

A new study shows that mice pass on genetic information through their urine


28 Mar 2013

The sweat of a person displaying fear or disgust can trigger the same emotion in those who smell it


17 Nov 2012

…and the secret of sniffing out Mr Right


3 Aug 2012 | BY Sonali K

Humans can identify old age by its smell, and they find this scent pleasant


8 Jun 2012

Fresh evidence favours the controversial idea that quantum effects may be responsible for our sense of smell


1 Apr 2011 | BY Hartosh Singh Bal

A group of art students learnt synthetic biology to reproduce the smell of rain in a lab. They nearly did it.


5 Jan 2010 | BY Madhavankutty Pillai

The impact of smell on taste is known to all, but even your sense of taste may influence what you smell.


30 Dec 2009 | BY Hartosh Singh Bal

Your odour is unique and can now be used to aid law enforcement, as evidence in court, or to diagnose an illness.


12 Nov 2009 | BY Arindam Mukherjee
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