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Body odor reveals age

Reporting their findings in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers from the Monell Center say that humans can estimate the age of other humans based only on differences in body odor. The Monell Chemical Senses Center is a non-profit research institute working to better understand the mechanisms and functions of taste and smell. The research paper […]

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Dad’s Smell Puts The Kibosh On Inbreeding

Researchers from Penn State’s Altoona Campus say that pheromone cues from human fathers may delay the onset of sexual maturity in their daughters, as part of an evolutionary strategy to prevent inbreeding. “Biological fathers send out inhibitory chemical signals to their daughters,” said researcher Robert Matchock. “In the absence of these signals, girls tend to […]

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