Tag Archives: Olfaction

• Love the smell of beer or blue cheese? Thank your DNA

Love the smell of beer or blue cheese? Thank your DNA

Scientists claim we all smell scents differently because of our genes. A study of 200 people has found that genes determine our sense of smell People worse at smelling certain scents also described them differently Certain people were more than 10,000 times better at detecting floral scents The craving for beer or cheese could be […]

• Damn. Mosquitoes love beer…and beer breath = You!

Damn. Mosquitoes love beer…and beer breath = You!

Anyone who wants to enjoy a cold beer during the heatwave might want to spray on insect repellent first, after a study found it makes you more attractive to mosquitoes. The insects are 15 per cent more likely to fly towards humans after they have consumed a pint or two, according to a study. Researchers […]