New Scientist
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English Speakers Stink at Identifying Smells

The Jahai recognize the same scent in blood, fish, and otters.

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June 29 2014 7:19 AMHow to Curb the Threat of Returning JihadisThey may be in Syria, but they’re still on Facebook and Twitter.
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June 1 2014 10:13 AMReef MadnessWhy it’s a really, really bad idea to dump dredging spoils by the Great Barrier Reef.