Plants combine color and fragrance to procure pollinators

Media note: Photographs of plant species studied can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/FloralColorandScent. ITHACA, N.Y. – Who knew that it’s possible to predict the fragrance of a flower by looking at its color? This is true for many of the 41 insect-pollinated plant species growing in a Phrygana scrubland habitat on the Greek island of Lesbos. An international […]

Your nose knows fat, study shows

Bruce Halpern, professor emeritus of neurobiology and behavior at Cornell University and expert in sensory systems — primarily smell in humans, comments on a new study confirming his findings that your nose can smell the fat content in food way before the morsel makes it to your mouth. Halpern says: “Fats, often in a form called […]