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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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$1.6m worth of fragrances to be sold at Abu Dhabi’s Masters of Fragrances

$1.6m worth of fragrances to be sold at Abu Dhabi’s Masters of Fragrances | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
DSF Master of Fragrances displays the most expensive fragrances in the world
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Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace

Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
An international relations scholar is using her students' love of food to teach them about global conflicts. It's a form of winning hearts and minds that's gaining traction among world governments.
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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
Google's approach to email
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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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Can You Hear A Photo? See A Sound? Artist Adam Brown Thinks So

Can You Hear A Photo? See A Sound? Artist Adam Brown Thinks So | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Artist Adam Brown takes a digital photo, turn it into audio waves, etches them onto a vinyl record, and "plays" it back using a turntable.
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Wine and Flavors - Dégustation du vin - Formation sur le vin

Wine and Flavors - Dégustation du vin - Formation sur le vin | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Wine and Flavors, l'olfaction du vin passe avant tout par des arômes.
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