You smell with your body, not just your nose | Jennifer Pluznick

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Do your kidneys have a sense of smell? Turns out, the same tiny scent detectors found in your nose are also found in some pretty unexpected places — like your muscles, kidneys and even your lungs. In this quick talk (filled with weird facts), physiologist Jennifer Pluznick explains why they’re there and what they do.

Readers question hominid family tree

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Readers sent feedback on hominid origins, fast cameras, slimy sea creatures and more.

Expert eavesdroppers occasionally catch a break

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Acting Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill discusses the many ways we watch, listen and learn about science.

Balloons will broadcast the 2017 solar eclipse live from on high

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Astrophysicist Angela Des Jardins is coordinating the first-ever livestream of a solar eclipse filmed from balloons.

Borrowed genes give mums the blues

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Scientists have genetically modified chrysanthemums to be “true blue” for the first time.