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The Secret Perfume of Birds cover
The Secret History of Bird Smells
7 minute read
A navy blue watch on a desk next to a picture of the moon
A. Lange & Söhne’s Latest Timepieces Transform a Wrist Into a Site of Wonder
2 minute read
A woman in a field records audio of two large cows.
Ever Wonder How Cows Co-moo-nicate?
1 minute read
Cut grass
Here’s What Freshly Cut Grass Is Saying With Its Scent
2 minute read
Two bottles of perfume in a darkly lit tangle of grass.
The Japanese Company Applying Elements of the Slow Food Movement to Perfume
2 minute read
A clear bottle of Air Co. vodka.
A Carbon-Negative Vodka Straight Out of a Sci-Fi Storyline
3 minute read
Four abscent bottles surround an iPhone running the Snif app.
This British Nonprofit Provides a Lifeline to People Who’ve Lost Their Sense of Smell
3 minute read
Michael Pinsky's Pollution Pod domes, with people inside and out.
Artist Michael Pinsky’s Climate-Action Plan: “Pollution Pods”
2 minute read
An MRI of the human brain.
A New Study Unpacks How the Brain Encodes Information About Odors
2 minute read
Weed joint
The Chemistry Behind Marijuana’s Skunky Scent
4 minute read
Dr. Evan R. Reiter on a gray background.
How Embracing Other Senses Can Help Those Struggling With Smell Loss
3 minute read
Blue emergency lights.
The Psychological Impact of Sirens
1 minute read
Ecologist Carole Collet. (Photo: Misha Haller)
What the Fashion Industry Can Learn From Biology
11 minute read
Installation view of “RE_________” at the ICA Philadelphia. (Courtesy the ICA)
At the ICA Philadelphia, Sissel Tolaas Presents Smell as a Poetic Provocation
7 minute read
The blurry outline of a nose.
Why You Need to Know About Anosmia
2 minute read
A glass speaker by Sugahara
This Elegant Glass Speaker Magnifies Sounds From Your Smartphone
2 minute read
The red cover of the book Smellosophy.
Historian Ann-Sophie Barwich on Why Smell Remains the Most Mysterious Sense
5 minute read
Mycologist Giuliana Furci
How Fungi Can Save the World
4 minute read
“The Sense of Smell in the Middle Ages: A Source of Certainty” book cover
Dr. Katelynn Robinson Unpacks the Role of Odors in the Middle Ages
5 minute read
The nose fragment of a stone sculpture.
That Tasty Treat You Ate Yesterday? Thank Your Sense of Smell
1 minute read
Two Grounded Packaging "stand up pouches" in black and white.
This Australian Company Aims to Make Packaging Easy—and Actually Sustainable
3 minute read
The interior of Google's first retail store.
Google’s First Retail Space Is Simultaneously Tranquil and Teched-Out
3 minute read
A man wearing glasses and a striped shirt
How Dr. Michael Bull Helps Businesses Combat Objectionable Odors
5 minute read
People dancing at London's Covent Garden
This Digital Tool Kit Reveals How Art Benefits Our Brains
2 minute read
A FarmBot waters a bed of herbs and vegetables.
Plot an Edible Home Garden With This Automated, Open-Source Bot
1 minute read
An astronaut on the moon, with a dome reflected in their visor.
Fish Scales and Lunar Dust May Hold the Key to Building on the Moon
2 minute read
Sacred Bones Records' Plantasia Black Vinyl Record
A Soul-Nourishing Album for Your Plants
3 minute read
Anicka Yi’s “Biologizing the Machine (spillover zoonotica)” (2022), on view at Milan’s Pirelli HangarBicocca. (Photo: Agostino Osio. Courtesy the artist and Pirelli HangarBicocca.)
A Potent Anicka Yi Exhibition in Italy Features Bacteria, Artificial Intelligence, and Dried Shrimp
5 minute read
Koji wrapped in white gauze on a black background.
Fermentation Expert Rich Shih Explains the Particularities of Koji
5 minute read
Sarah Masoni. (Courtesy Sarah Masoni)
A Food Designer’s Secrets to Making the Perfect Ice Cream
8 minute read
A sound-wave illustration.
Psychoacoustics Expert Dr. Susan Rogers on How Musicians Hear
3 minute read
Autumn trees viewed from above.
The Sweet, Sweet Scent of Fall, Explained
1 minute read
Neuroscientist Nina Kraus
How Everyday Sounds Shape Our Brains
6 minute read
Cheese expert Erika Kubick
How Cheeses Get Their Funk, According to a Self-Proclaimed Cheese Evangelist
7 minute read
A photo of a newborn on its mother's chest.
The Unflappable Olfactory Bond Between Mother and Newborn
1 minute read
Meet NASA’s “Nasalnaut”
2 minute read
A brown ant on a white background
The Sophisticated, Scent-Centric Language of Ants
2 minute read
Cover of “Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life” by Dacher Keltner. (Courtesy Penguin Press)
Dacher Keltner on Why We All Need Daily Doses of Awe
17 minute read
Snow caught in bare branches in sunlight.
The Sensory Hit of Cold Weather on Our Noses, Explained
1 minute read
Three clear perfume vials with insects encased in their glass stand on a white backdrop.
Artist Anicka Yi Mines Biology and Technology to Craft a Line of Perfumes
5 minute read
NASA's Eau de Luna perfume next to a pile of moon rocks.
NASA’s “Eau de Space” Fragrance Recreates the Smell of Outer Space
2 minute read
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson looking out over green mountains from a patch of trail.
These Climate Podcasts Focus on Stories, Not Statistics
2 minute read
A pitcher of water with a hand holding a honey wand overhead.
How to Make Fermented Drinks at Home, According to Antwerp Chef Barbara Serulus
1 minute read
Eleven bottles of perfume with a box and card on a white background.
Made During the Pandemic, These Perfumes Signal the Suspension of Time
2 minute read
Rolling clouds above a tree.
The Intrinsic Value of Cloudspotting
4 minute read
“Untitled (Coalescence)” (2021), an installation made of resin, LED lights, and a microprocessor, by New York–based artist Palden Weinreb in the Rubin Museum’s Mandala Lab. (Photo: Rafael Gamo. Courtesy the Rubin Museum)
Ivy Ross and Susan Magsamen on the Science-Backed Pleasures of Neuroaesthetics
8 minute read
A bottle of The Nue. Co.’s Functional Fragrance perfume.
The Science Behind The Nue Co.’s Stress-Relieving Fragrances
2 minute read
Disembodied plastic limbs on a grey background.
How Social Distancing and Quarantine May Be Changing the Makeup of Your Body Odors
2 minute read
A big, orange pumpkin on a green lawn.
Pumpkin May Be the Ultimate Aphrodisiac
2 minute read
A breathwork class at Frequency Mind. (Courtesy Frequency Mind)
To Achieve a Mind-Expanding State Without Taking Psychedelics, Try Breathwork
6 minute read
Ayanna Young in an embroidered shirt, smiling in the wilderness.
A Podcast That Tells Stories of People, Politics, and Nature
1 minute read
Professor John Crimaldi using lasers to render odor plumes visible. (Courtesy John Crimaldi)
The Fascinating Significance of Understanding How Animals Detect Odors
12 minute read
Author Cat Warren and one of her dogs, Rev, crouching in an autumn forest.
Dog-Lover Cat Warren Explores the Remarkable Power of a Canine’s Snout
2 minute read
Dr. Pamela Dalton against a blurry background.
Dr. Pamela Dalton Explains What Covid-19 Can Teach Us About Smell
3 minute read
Rain soaked soil seen through a tangle of grass and plants.
That New Rain Smell, Explained
1 minute read
Timeanddate.com’s Night Sky Map. (Courtesy Time and Date AS)
A Digital Space Tracker That Prompts Users to Look Up
2 minute read
A person's bare back against a black background.
Why Hugs Are Good for Your Health
1 minute read
Alien Listening Book
Why Aliens Could Be Able to Listen to NASA’s Golden Record—Even If They Don’t Have Ears
7 minute read
Book Cover of Until Proven Safe
A New Book Explores the Longstanding Practice of Quarantine—and Why It Must Change
2 minute read
Courtesy Inara
The Neuroscience-Based Fragrance Brand Pairing Scent With Soundscapes to Create Calm
3 minute read
A closeup photo of a green peppermint stalk.
Why Peppermint Is Nature’s Best Insect Repellent
1 minute read
Four bottled drinks on a tiger
In Detroit, Botanical Extracts Inform These Tasty Small-Batch Sodas
2 minute read
The classic “Blue Marble” image of the Earth, taken by the Apollo 17 crew on Dec. 7, 1972. (Courtesy NASA)
Marina Koren on Rethinking the “Overview Effect”
16 minute read
Olivia Jezler gazing into the camera on a gray background.
The Stealthy World of Olfactory Branding, Explained by Olivia Jezler
2 minute read
Aryballe’s “universal odor sensor" device on a white background.
This “Digital Nose” Could Help Your Fridge Detect Spoiled Food
2 minute read
Chickens hanging around a grill in summer.
The Flavor of Smoke Is Actually Smell
1 minute read
A Brood X cicada on a log, surrounded by grass.
The Shrill Mating Songs of Billions of Cicadas Will Soon Fill the Air
2 minute read
A seismograph needle drawing a black line across white paper.
In the Age of “Anthropause,” Scientists Are Studying a Seismic Hush
2 minute read
Two hands with purple nails holding a beaker filled with purple liquid.
These Dyes Made by Bacteria Could Transform the Fashion Industry
2 minute read
Two hands playing with yellow slime.
Why Slime Is All the Rage These Days
2 minute read