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Simple, basic grooming tips for men

Simple, basic grooming tips for men

Proper grooming and hygiene is just as important for men as it is for women. Lack of grooming can hinder your chance of making a perfect impression. Cleansing, smelling good and hair care can make a lasting impact, says an expert.

Watch: Why nasty mosquitoes bite some humans more than others

Mosquitoes can easily smell any human within 100 feet because they have excellent scent receptors so it entirely depends on how your smell.

Tracking smell? Don't just follow your nose

Research shows that while searching in a familiar area with limited choices, a run-and-scan strategy is more efficient than a tracking strategy.

Humans only have one sense, not five: Study

Humans only have one sense, not five: Study

Don Katz, an associate professor of psychology at Brandeis University in the US, has been investigating the interconnection of smell and taste in rats.

Smell of dead can threaten humans: Study

Researchers found that putrescine, the chemical produced by decaying tissue of dead organisms, can produce a fight-or-flight response in humans.

Sense of smell may tell how much longer you will live

A team of researchers has revealed that they were able to predict whether worms would live long by measuring how they move towards an appealing, food-like scent.

Dogs rely on memory rather than smell at times

Dogs rely on memory rather than smell at times

 Dogs rely more on their memory than their sense of smell to find a hidden treat, reveals new research by citizen scientists which was corroborated by lab findings.

Humans can't tell apart 1 trillion smells: Scientist

A researcher is calling into question recent findings that the human nose is capable of distinguishing at least 1 trillion odours, saying that the data used in last year's study does not support this claim.

Early exposure to cat urine makes mice less likely to escape

Mice that are exposed to the powerful smell of cat urine early in life do not avoid the same odour, and therefore they are less likely to escape from their feline predators, later in life, a new study has found.

Method to decode unique sense of smell developed

A method to decode an individual's unique sense of smell which they call an "olfactory fingerprint" has been found, says new research.

 Newly-identified dinosaur's keen nose helped it sniff out preys

Newly-identified dinosaur's keen nose helped it sniff out preys

 As per a new research, a newly identified species of dinosaur likely possessed a keen sense of smell that would have made it a formidable predator.

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.