OK, if you’re into selfies, you need to read this.
A”smell organ” shoots scents instead of musical notes to dazzle an audience.
The first case of white nose syndrome, a disease that has wreaked havoc on bat populations in the eastern U.S. has been identified west of the Rockies. The disease’s spread threatens to drastically impact bat populations there, altering ecosystems throughout the country.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, some of you might be tempted to employ some of those spray-on pheromone products. I won’t give names, but you must have seen the ads – they’re all over TV and the internet. Odorless pheromones are secreted by many animals to attract mates, and while synthesized versions have been shown to work for bees and other insects, the human nose and brain for that matter is a whole different thing.
These infrared pictures show that some mammals keep their nose warm, while some keep them cold. Can you guess which of the noses below belongs to each animal? Oh, and more importantly, can you guess why their noses are hot or cold? You’ll find the answers at the bottom of this post. The pictures come from scientists at Lund University
A research published earlier today in Stem Cells relates how stem cells scientists in Australia have managed to show that patients suffering from hearing disorders emerged during childhood could benefit from a stem cells procedure collected from one’s nose. The research focused on early-onset sensorineural hearing loss, which is caused by a loss of sensory cells or neurons in the