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Your Nose Knows Evolution – Do You?

Olfaction is one of the least understood senses but has played a vital role in the evolution of vertebrates. Basic survival behaviors such as foraging, communicating, recalling memory, and reproduction are often dependent on a protruding-facial structure that we too often ignore.
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Forage longer for berries, study on age-related memory decline suggests

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

Like birds which stop foraging too early on a berry-laden bush, a new study suggests older people struggle to recall items because they flit too often between ‘patches’ in their memories. Read Post

Testosterone plays modest role in menopausal women's sexual function

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (1 hour ago)

Washington, DC--Levels of testosterone and other naturally-occurring reproductive hormones play a limited role in driving menopausal women's interest in sex and sexual function, according to a new study published in the Endocrine So... Read Post

Avian Olfactory Receptor Gene Repertoires: Evidence For A Well-developed Sense Of Smell In Birds?

Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

Avian olfaction is poorly understood: birds are widely regarded as relying primarily on visual and auditory inputs. Among vertebrates, the sense of smell is mediated by olfactory receptors (ORs). Read Post


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