Virtual reality is great at taking users on a visual journey. But it's not so good for simulating touching objects. A new device could change that.
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After relocating to islets with no predators, Aegean wall lizards changed the chemical signals they use to communicate with each other, researchers say.
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Multiple opsin proteins, known for decades to be required for vision, also function as taste receptors, new research with fruit flies finds.
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Sudden loss of sense of smell or taste could be the first symptoms of COVID-19. An expert explains why that is and what to do if it happens to you.
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Sensory danger zones, where light, noise, and chemical pollution overlap with animal habitats, put animals at serious risk, researchers say.
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Smell really can jog the memory, a new study with mice shows. It could be a first step to using scent-based memories as therapy for PTSD and more.
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A decade-long search for the "sensor" responsible for our ability to feel mechanical pain is finally over. The discovery could lead to new drugs.
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