Smells Delicious!

Snack time! Brownie or…cucumber?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Our prehistoric ancestors hunted for high-calorie prey to survive. Fortunately, WE don’t have to hunt farther than the nearest cafeteria for our next meal. But do we still have the instincts to sniff out the

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Scents and Scents-ability

Is this milk still good to drink? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying…. I’ll just sniff…ohh ugh no! Down the sink it goes! Our sense of smell helps us avoid expired milk – and other dangers! But how do our brains process these stinky

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Smart Smell

Lime, lemon, … Cinnamon. One of these things is not like the others! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Familiar aromas can bring back childhood memories — OR send a chill up your spine! But why do things get personal for the brain when it

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Smelly Situation

Exercise gives us that healthy glow…but uh-oh, B.O.! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Sweat is our body’s cooling-down mechanism. But does it have to be so smelly? Armpits, I’m looking at you! Our sweat is odorless, so what’s all the stink about? Gurdeep Minhas

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Stone-Age Bouquet

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet… even to dinosaurs? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Flowers from one hundred million years ago had different standards of beauty. Scientists believe they looked differently from today’s flowers, lacking the colorful petals bees love.

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Smells Like Lemur Spirit

Scary! A creature that can smell your weakness! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When we think of creatures that smell weakness, we imagine…vampires! Sci-fi villains! That TERRIFYING clown in IT??!! Well, science has added a new creature to that list: LEMURS?! Rachel Harris from

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Scent of a Mosquito

Bzzz bzzz, smack! You—literally—smell good enough to eat! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Those pesky mosquitoes! They do more than just bug us. They spread malaria! Yikes! Even more horrifying? Once you’re infected by a malarial mosquito, you attract more of them! Never fear,

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Laundry Stinks!

Dirty laundry stressing you out? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Ahhh… the smell of freshly washed clothes. Some even find it relaxing. But what about DIRTY laundry? Enter Marlise Hofer from the University of British Columbia. Her team studied the laundry likes of almost

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