Tuesday, 18 January, 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

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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