‘Honey Boo Boo' Watch ‘N' Sniff Cards: We Try and Guess the Stink

Tonight's season two premiere of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will be a "Watch 'N' Sniff" event. TLC has distributed sniff cards, through issues of People and Us, that contain six different scents that won't be identified until the episode airs. We took a whiff of our sniff card and then made our best guesses on what we… » 7/17/13 5:15pm 7/17/13 5:15pm

The Perfume-Spraying Robot That Tells You How Popular You Are Online

With our various electronic devices always pinging and beeping to notify us of various developments in the world, be it a "liked" Facebook status or a breaking news alert, you wouldn't think we'd need MORE ways to gauge how well-received we were online. And yet, apparently we do. That's why Benjamin Redford invented a… » 5/15/12 5:15pm 5/15/12 5:15pm

Want to Feel Smart? Shove a Sprig of Rosemary Up Your Nose

OK, you don't actually have to shove rosemary all the way up into your nose, but a new study has found that smelling it improves your cognitive performance. British researchers exposed 20 volunteers to different levels of rosemary aromas, then assessed their cognitive performance and mood. They also did blood tests to… » 2/28/12 11:15pm 2/28/12 11:15pm

New Smell-vertising Technology Will Make Public Spaces Even More…

We're all used to smelling those dastardly perfume samples in magazines, but now it looks like advertisers may have found an even more effective way to torment our senses while trying to trick us into buying something. McCain Foods is using a new kind of scent technology to promote a product called Ready Baked Jackets, … » 2/08/12 11:15pm 2/08/12 11:15pm

Dirty Diaper Forces Plane to Make Emergency Landing

There's a new kind of dirty bomb we need to worry about while flying: poopy diapers. A Qantas plane was in mid-air between Darwin and Brisbane, Australia earlier this week when passengers began complaining that something smelled strange. Airline procedures dictate that the plane has to land ASAP when that happens, so… » 2/02/12 9:45pm 2/02/12 9:45pm

Feminism Is Loving Your Fragrant Ladyflower

There has been a lot of talk about Charlotte Roche's Wetlands and whether it is, as the author says, "not feminist in a political sense, but instead feminism of the body, that has to do with anxiety and repression and the fear that you stink," or whether it's just the literary equivalent of a Sarah Silverman act, all… » 6/09/08 1:00pm 6/09/08 1:00pm

Hot Chicks Make Dudes Financially Irresponsible

As it turns out, all those babes in bikinis you see at auto shows actually have a scientific purpose for being there! Science Daily reports that Stanford researchers exposed (heh) heterosexual men to erotic photos and found that immediately afterward, the men were consistently more likely to take bigger financial risks … » 4/03/08 5:00pm 4/03/08 5:00pm

Your Boyfriend's B.O.: Also Good For Early-Onset Alzheimer's?

Well, well, well! Not only will your boyfriend's schweaty balls armpits make you horny and fat, they'll also make you smarter! Apparently the new issue of Science is reporting that "a whiff of a familiar scent can help a slumbering brain better remember things that it learned the evening before." » 3/09/07 12:12pm 3/09/07 12:12pm