Bitter taste receptors found on human hearts

Smell and taste receptors normally found in the nose and mouth can also be present on the human heart, scientists have found.

Now, a perfume that smells even better when you sweat

Trying to cover up your sweat odour with perfume? Worry not as scientists have now, for the first time, developed a perfume that smells even better if you sweat more.

Cats use eyes, not smell, to search for food

Cats may prefer to use their eyes rather than follow their nose when it comes to finding the location of food, according to new research by leading animal behaviourists.

Know why rain brings that fresh, earthy smell
Know why rain brings that fresh, earthy smell

Love the fresh and earthy smell of rain drops and curious to know where the smell comes from? Scientists have now identified the exact mechanism that releases this aroma into the environment.

Birds choose mates by their odour
Birds choose mates by their odour

Love at first smell! Scientists have found the first evidence that birds may choose their mate through odour.

How solitary cats find mates

Cats rely less on smell to hunt than dogs but they have genes related to an alternate form of smell that helps them find mates, an analysis of the cat genome reveals.

Women can really 'sniff' out things better than men

Women are really superior to men when it comes to the sense of smell, says a new study.

Now, use 'Olfactory White' formula to cancel out all 'nasty' odours
Now, use 'Olfactory White' formula to cancel out all 'nasty' odours

Researchers have found a mathematical formula to create an olfactory equivalent of "white noise," called 'olfactory white' which could be used to cancel out any pungent odours you may want to get rid of.

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.