Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicSmell

Topic: Smell

Dogs can smell everything and more. Even diseases like cancer

Dogs are able to detect cancer while it still hasn’t yet spread to other parts of the body. This means that people have a much greater chance of surviving.

New capsule-based smell test might help diagnose Covid, say scientists

Based on a person's ability to recognise these smells, a score would be generated that can be sent to their doctor if they are experiencing a loss of smell. 

That hot coffee smell can help in your daily DIY sniff checks for Covid-19

No screening test will catch all cases. Still, we encourage you to — Stop. Smell. Be well.

‘What does Europe smell like?’ — 3-year project set to archive key scents from history

The Odeuropa consortium project will trace all references to smells in text and images through 400 years to map the role smells played in history.

IISER Pune’s new test can accurately measure loss of smell to help detect Covid — Lancet paper

Currently, most places conduct a quick temperature check to screen people for Covid-19. This test could help detect asymptomatic patients, IISER researchers write in Lancet paper.

What is the best sense? Scientists are still battling it out

The debate has opened up some surprisingly deep questions – like what actually makes a sense more or less valuable? And, are some senses fundamentally more important in making us human?

On Camera

YourTurn

Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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