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Scents And Sensibility,”perfumers learn to mix magic”

Scents And Sensibility,”perfumers learn to mix magic”

The sense of smell is a powerful trigger — capable of calling to mind the sight of a new car, or the memory of a freshly mown lawn from many years past. But this power doesn’t just serve to remind; it’s also captivating scientists and inspiring a burgeoning subculture in Los Angeles, where many people […]

Are Ocean Animals Getting Bigger?

Are Ocean Animals Getting Bigger?

The animals in the ocean have been getting bigger, on average, and not by chance. That is the finding of a huge new survey of marine life past and present, published in the journal Science. It describes a pattern of increasing body size that cannot be explained by random “drift”, but suggests bigger animals generally […]

Black Holes Affect The Evolution of Galaxies.

Black Holes Affect The Evolution of Galaxies.

Winds blasted out by the giant black holes found at the centre of galaxies are strong enough to stunt the birth of new stars, astronomers have found. By training two space telescopes on a supermassive black hole with the mass of a billion Suns, they measured the strength of its ferocious winds. The team also […]

Political Cartoonists Laughing To Death

Political Cartoonists Laughing To Death

Political cartoonists often draw what we are all thinking but afraid to say aloud. In many cases their humor hits the nail on the eraser head. Humor is often an effective delivery system to complex Government problems and the simple but never implemented solution. Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jeff MacNelly once said that if political cartoonists […]

The Living End Of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

The Living End Of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Something has been missing from the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this winter: nearly all of the top American designers. When the schedule was first issued for New York — a highlight of the global fashion calendar — it was clear that marquee names like Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger […]