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Photo: <a href="">Washington & Jefferson College</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Washington & Jefferson College, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Natural Selections: Sense of smell

Humans aren't naturals at tracking smells like dogs, but they can, in fact, track by scent just like dogs. The main difference is humans get better with practice. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about people's sense of smell.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Right Face, Left Face

Most faces are slightly, but noticeably asymetrical. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about two studies that highlight the differences: one that shows how one nostril takes in more air than the other (switching off every couple of hours), and one looking at which side of the face people present to the camera for different kinds of portraits.  Go to full article

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