senses

Mice Regain Their Sense Of Smell After New Stem Cell Therapy

Mice Regain Their Sense Of Smell After New Stem Cell Therapy

Smells, like the tangy scent of the ocean or the acrid odor of smoke, are powerful cues that shape our memories and warn us of imminent threats. But for approximately 12 per cent of Americans over the age of 40, this crucial sense is significantly reduced or absent altogether. While scientists…

Flowers Express ‘Invisible’ Heat Patterns To Attract Bees

Flowers Express ‘Invisible’ Heat Patterns To Attract Bees

Over the course of evolution, flowers and pollinating insects have developed an intimate, mutually beneficial relationship. To get the attention of pollinators, flowers have developed an assortment of cues, such as colourful petals and aromatic smells. But as a new study points out, many plants also express complex floral heat…