sense of smell

A scientist sniffs out the world of dogs

Dogs may be man’s best friends, but how much do we actually know about our beloved pets? Alexandra Horowitz, professor of cognitive science at Barnard College and author of Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how she examines our four-legged friends by studying the complexities […]

SciTech Now Episode 221

In this episode, a high tech submarine allows for better underwater exploration; an average nose can sense 1,200 flavors; mysterious stains on St. Louis’ Gateway Arch prompt a tricky testing procedure; and the U.S. military is turning to microgrids to keep its power reliable and secure.

The power of the human nose

Scientist, author, and self-proclaimed science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez is calling for big changes in science education and just launched a new podcast series called Science Underground. Ramirez joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss one of her latest podcast episodes, “Taste With Your Nose.”