Humans have a centuries-old reputation as poor smellers. Though we can see more colors than the average mammal, our noses are simply no match for the questing snouts of rabbits and hounds. Sure, the aromas of coffee and pie are great. But intelligent humans outgrew the need to sniff our way through life. Or so the thinking went.
"Your Sense of Smell Is More Powerful Than You Think" is from the May 11, 2017 Health & Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Jill Melancon.