Posts Tagged ‘sense of smell’

Meet Chili!

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September 28th, 2020 Posted 7:41 am

(“Chili teaching herself” – that’s it, exactly! Also, I believe Chet makes some mention of turtles or maybe tortoises somewhere in the series, but I can’t think which book.)

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/09/27/scent-dog-takes-on-a-new-role-finding-imperiled-turtles/

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The Nation Within to the Rescue!

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September 25th, 2020 Posted 8:05 am

https://www.sciencealert.com/dogs-deployed-at-helsinki-airport-can-detect-covid-19-with-near-perfect-accuracy

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Noses and the Nation Within

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May 14th, 2020 Posted 10:47 am

(I hope this doesn’t disappear behind a paywall.) Too bad – it is behind a paywall. A fascinating article. Here’s a snippet:

“Dogs keep their noses cooler than their surroundings at most ambient temperatures, as any dog owner will know. My favorite detail from these papers is that when a dog goes to sleep, its nose warms up to normal body temperature, but within 15 minutes of waking up the nose has cooled back down. No one knows for sure yet, but that looks a lot like a sensor switching itself off when it’s not being used. And the authors deserve credit for coming up with a cast-iron excuse to include a very cute thermal image of a sleeping puppy in a serious scientific publication.”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-dogs-nose-can-do-more-than-sniff-11589407115

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Science, Noses, and the Nation Within

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August 13th, 2016 Posted 9:46 am

How Chet (and Bowser) do it (maybe):

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/inside-nose-rescue-dog/

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