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News tag: sense of smell


Keen sense of smell in elephants may help locate cancerous tumors

2 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
For most us, seeing dogs around us who attempt to identify illegal substances is sufficiently unnerving, but the feeling is insignificant compared to the prospect of an oversized land mammal being used for the same purpose. The exceptional sense of smell characterizing elephants is the reason some pachyderms in South…


Women’s better sense of smell explained

6 Nov, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Women have always been proud with their sense of smell, more sensitive than men. Now, scientists offer proof to support the long-held opinion. Brazilian scientists found that in women, the area of the brain responsible for processing the sense of smell is 40 to 50 percent larger compared to men.…