Scientists Are Trying to Figure Out How Animals Follow a Scent to Its Source
Uncovering the varied strategies that animals employ could help engineers develop robots that accomplish similar tasks
These Ants Were Trained to Sniff Out Cancer
In just ten minutes, an ant could learn to identify urine from mice with cancerous tumors, a new study finds
Eight Cool New Technologies From This Year's Consumer Electronics Show
Flying cars, live-translation eyeglasses, self-driving strollers and more were unveiled at the annual trade show in Las Vegas
The Ten Best Science Books of 2022
From a detective story on the origins of Covid-19 to a narrative that imagines a fateful day for dinosaurs, these works affected us the most this year
Are AirPods the Hearing Aids of the Future?
New research suggests that personal sound amplification products like earbuds may help some people hear better in certain scenarios
Dogs Can Smell When You’re Stressed Out
A small study suggests that highly sensitive canine noses can pick up on the odors that frazzled humans emit
What Does This 17th-Century Painting Smell Like?
A new exhibition in Spain incorporates ten fragrances inspired by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens' "The Sense of Smell"
Up to 1.6 Million People in the U.S. Have Long-Term Smell Loss Due to Covid-19
After six months of smell loss, the chance of recovery drops to less than 20 percent, and around 5 percent of all cases will result in permanent loss
What Did Tudor England Look, Smell and Sound Like?
A new book by scholar Amy Licence vividly transports readers back to the 16th century
Scientists Studied Spicy Chili Peppers and Cool Menthol for Their Nobel Prize–Winning Research on Heat and Touch
Their independent discoveries answer fundamental questions about how we sense our environment and could lead to breakthrough pain relief treatments
The Fight to Legalize Gay Marriage, the Woman Who Couldn't Be Silenced and Other New Books to Read
These June releases elevate overlooked stories and offer insights on oft-discussed topics
New Gene Therapy Partially Restores Sight to Blind Man
Researchers inserted genes that code for light-sensitive proteins in algae into the man’s retina, and now he reports limited but much improved vision
Researchers Create Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm With Sense of Touch
Touch feedback allowed a man with electrodes implanted into his brain to command a robotic arm and complete tasks quickly
Study Shows Fingerprint Ridges Play Key Role in Sense of Touch
Experiments show that our fingertips’ finely tuned sensitivity maps onto the whorled ridges of our prints
Don't Just Look at These Paintings—Smell Them Too, Says New Dutch Exhibition
"Scent dispensers" will emit odors fragrant and foul to evoke 17th-century Europe
This Holiday Season, Travel With Your Nose
The scents that you find most comforting can help you feel like you're on the road, even when you're not
Researchers Are Recreating Europe's Centuries-Old Scents
A team of scientists will curate an "encyclopedia of smell heritage" that spans the 16th through early 20th centuries
Some Fish Fins Are as Sensitive as a Primate's Fingertips
Experiments reveal fish fins aren't just for getting around. They could have implications for underwater robotics
Experiment Tricks Mice Into Smelling Things That Aren’t There
Researchers stimulated certain of the mouse’s brain cells in a particular order to produce 'synthetic smells'
To Make Jellyfish More Appetizing, Add Light and Sound Effects to the Dining Experience
Gastrophysicists are going to great lengths to convince Westerners to indulge in the tasteless sustainable seafood