Women smell more attractive when they are most fertile, according to a new study done at Charles University in Prague. Thank you to Tania for the link!
According to one recent study, dogs can detect cancer by smelling breath samples, and their success rate rivals more modern diagnostic techniques.
Lobsters recognize each other by smell and older elephants smell sexier than their young counterparts.
Wow, what a great bunch of offbeat articles! Where do you find this stuff?
I'm going to have to side with the dogs on the cancer detection issue. My Nemo, for one example, has a fantastic sniffer. I'd rather trust him than a million-dollar machine, which, after all, would have the built-in limitations of its designers.
They all turn up in my regular news searches, but I tend to save them up until I have a nice group. On your Nemo, one of the things that was interesting to me abou that study was that they used “regular” dogs, so to speak, with only 3 weeks training…no special breed, none of the specialized long term training that drug sniffing dogs get.