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Chocolatexture, A Beautifully Designed Set of Chocolates Shaped to Represent Onomatopoeic Japanese Words for Textures

Chocolatexture, A Beautifully Designed Set of Chocolates Shaped to Represent Onomatopoeic Japanese Words for Textures | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Oki Sato, head designer of the design studio nendo, was named Designer of the Year by French interior design trade show Maison et Objet, which runs in Paris from January 23 to January 27, 2015. Rep...
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Sugar, Salt And Subtle Tannins: Pairing Wine And Junk Food

Wine pairings aren't just for fancy dinners. Tootsie rolls and a rich port, french fries and Riesling: wine experts from across the country offer advice on pairing wine with unpretentious snacks.
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Soon Your Tech Will Talk to You Through Your Skin | WIRED

Soon Your Tech Will Talk to You Through Your Skin | WIRED | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
When Thomas Ella gets a text message on his smartphone, he can sometimes tell what it says without reading it. Instead, he feels it: An app called Mumble! “plays” the text as a pattern of vibrations, syllable by syllable, using higher-intensity vibrations when a message has exclamation points or capitalizations. After a few weeks of using the app, Ella developed a sort of tactile ESP, an ability to recognize texts as coming from particular friends and to distinguish a significant message that ne
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European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from a comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.
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National Gallery of Victoria to exhibit the fine art of perfume creation

National Gallery of Victoria to exhibit the fine art of perfume creation | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
THE modern perfume industry began not in the lavender fields of Provence or the sandalwood forests of India but in the laboratory, with the chemical synthesis of a compound called coumarin. The chemical occurs naturally in plants, but in 1868 an English chemist, William Henry Perkin, discovered how to produce it artificially. It has a sweet smell that is reminiscent of almonds.
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Galaxy's centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum, say astronomers

Galaxy's centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum, say astronomers | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
The hunt for chemicals in deep space that could seed life on other planets has yielded a large, fruity molecule
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Why is the fragrance industry so secretive?

Why is the fragrance industry so secretive? | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
(This is a follow-up post to the earlier article: "What is a perfumer and how to become one.") Why aren't perfume ingredients listed in full? Why do we have to rely on a generic list of everything ...
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This Supermarket Came Up With A Brilliant Way To Keep Food From Going To Waste

This Supermarket Came Up With A Brilliant Way To Keep Food From Going To Waste | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Instead of tossing out spoiled-looking fruits and vegetables people refuse to buy at supermarkets, the company decided to transform these batches into soups and fruit juices.
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Futurity Today - July 30, 2014: Moms Teach Babies to Smell Fear / Depressed Preschoolers - usartdoc@gmail.com - Gmail

Futurity Today - July 30, 2014: Moms Teach Babies to Smell Fear / Depressed Preschoolers - usartdoc@gmail.com - Gmail | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
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When Your Skin Smells Sandalwood Oil, It Heals Itself — NOVA Next | PBS

When Your Skin Smells Sandalwood Oil, It Heals Itself — NOVA Next | PBS | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Scent receptors in the skin might be implicated in healing, researchers report.
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Vibrating Clothes Could Help Blind People Navigate

Vibrating Clothes Could Help Blind People Navigate | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Today's prosthetic limbs restore many of the functions of missing limbs, but technology for overcoming blindness remains limited. Now, a team of researchers hopes to change that, by developing high-tech clothing that could help visually impaired people na
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How to Combine Art, Food and Wine at LACMA

How to Combine Art, Food and Wine at LACMA | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Finding art in food is a familiar pasttime these days -- just check out all those Instagram galleries. But when it comes to locating food in art, it takes a little more training. This is where art historian Maite Gomez-Réjon's Cur-ATE course series at LACMA might be useful -- and
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Beer Pairings and Favorite Childhood Food

The other day I was drinking a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and enjoying some bean and cheese burritos with my kids, which they love. SN Pale Ale and bean and cheese burritos were tasting really good...
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Why Pygmies Aren't Scared By The 'Psycho' Theme

Why Pygmies Aren't Scared By The 'Psycho' Theme | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Deep in the Congolese rain forest, a group of Pygmies lives in near isolation from Western music. When a team of scientists played them music from Star Wars and Psycho, the results were surprising.
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Looking Beyond Notions Of Erotica In Prehistoric Art

Looking Beyond Notions Of Erotica In Prehistoric Art | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Small statues made by our ancestors 35,000 years ago are often interpreted as sex objects or even pornography. Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers a different perspective.
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A sense of occasion: How luxury hotels and condos seduce you with signature scents

A sense of occasion: How luxury hotels and condos seduce you with signature scents | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Matthew Hague looks at the science behind creating the perfect custom scent
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Tom Dixon's Sculptural Artifacts Recreate The Smell Of London In Paris

Tom Dixon's Sculptural Artifacts Recreate The Smell Of London In Paris | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
At Tom Dixon's "Factory" installation, visitors see the production process of four limited-edition accessories, scented like London parks.
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Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss

Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
A new study found that listening to music with heavy bass lines — think "We Will Rock You" and "In Da Club" — makes people feel more powerful.
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This Looks Like A Normal Restaurant, Until You Realize The Bizarre Truth

This Looks Like A Normal Restaurant, Until You Realize The Bizarre Truth | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
This Looks Like A Normal Restaurant, Until You Realize The Bizarre Truth
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Study Shows Drinking Alcohol Improves Your Sense of Smell, Scientific Wonders Never Cease

Study Shows Drinking Alcohol Improves Your Sense of Smell, Scientific Wonders Never Cease | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
According to a recent study, drinking alcohol in moderation can improve your sense of smell.
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You'll Be Able To Text Your Friend A Smell In A Few Days

You'll Be Able To Text Your Friend A Smell In A Few Days | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Soon you'll be able to send a friend not just a picture of a pizza, but the scent of a pizza, using your phone. Yes, really.

Harvard engineering professor David Edwards has invented a device called an oPhone that sends and receives photos and scen...
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Brain's reaction to male odor shifts at puberty in children with gender dysphoria

Brain's reaction to male odor shifts at puberty in children with gender dysphoria | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
The brains of children with gender dysphoria react to androstadienone, a musky-smelling steroid produced by men, in a way typical of their biological sex, but after puberty according to their experienced gender, finds a study for the first time. Around puberty, the testes of men start to produce androstadienone, a breakdown product of testosterone. Men release it in their sweat, especially from the armpits. Its only known function is to work like a pheromone: when women smell androstadienone, their mood tends to improve, their blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing go up, and they may become aroused.
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