Decreased ability to smell can predict death
Decreased ability to smell can predict death

The inability to identify scents is a strong predictor of death within five years in older adults, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found.

Decoded: How you sniff that jasmine smell

Do you know why some people can easily detect faint whiffs of coffee or wine buried amid a plethora of odours? An Indian American researcher says they have a better inbuilt system to sniff out a particular smell in complex olfactory environments.

Smell may pass on mothers` fears to their kids

Babies can learn what to fear in the first days of life just by smelling the odour of their distressed mothers, a new study has found.

Fatty food may lead to loss of smell

Stuffing yourself regularly with pizza or hamburger or any other high-fat food can put you at the risk of losing sense of smell, research warns.

Now check your eyes, sense of smell to spot Alzheimer`s early

New research has revealed that Alzheimer`s key biomarker could be identified in the retina and lens of the eye, moreover, the ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment to Alzheimer`s disease in its early ages.

Skin can recognize `scents`, claims study

A new study claims that human skin has olfactory receptors that can `sniff` out the odors.

Malaria makes you smell delicious to mosquitoes

Malaria may alter the way people smell to make them more alluring to mosquitoes, according to a new finding that can help detect the deadly disease non-invasively through body odour.

How are we able to recognize foodstuffs by smell alone?

A new study has revealed how people recognize foodstuffs like strawberries, coffee or barbecued meat by just with its aroma.

Your nose can be a pathfinder

Waves in our brain make smells stick to our memories and inner maps, scientists say.

Humans can `whiff` out the person`s gender

Human beings can apparently `smell` out the gender of a person.

Now, e-nose that can smell urine samples and detect prostate cancer

Researchers have now developed an electronic nose which can detect prostate cancer by simply smelling urine samples.

Soon, users could smell Twitter notifications

A futuristic system, Sensabubble, could alert you for Twitter notifications with little scented bubbles.

Let readers imagine smell for your food ad!

How does your brain react when you look at a picture of a mouth-watering chocolate pastry or a freshly baked double-cheese pizza? You almost smell it, right?

Just a smell may detect dangerous illnesses

Even diseases have particular smells. Hard to believe?

Why winter smells drastically different from summer

An olfactory scientist has provided an explanation as to why wintry weather brings its own set of smells.

Lungs too can smell!

A new study has revealed that your nose is not the only organ in your body that can sense cigarette smoke wafting through the air, your lungs have odour receptors as well.

Now, smell coffee or lavender when you get mail, Facebook message

Researchers have developed a plug-in accessory with a customisable LED light that emits smells from coconut to curry when you get a new email or Facebook message.

Now, `peanut butter` test to help diagnose Alzheimer`s!

Your favourite sandwich spread - peanut butter - can also be used to confirm diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer`s disease!

Now, camera that captures your favourite smells

What if you could recapture the aroma of that freshly baked birthday cake, or the whiff of your lover`s shampoo? It may be possible with this new camera!

Now, robot that tells you when you stink

Japan researchers have created a pair of robots- a girl and a dog - whose odour sensors can determine just how bad you smell.