Ideas | Feb 26, 2014 | 53:59

The Seduction of Scent (Encore Sept 24, 2013)

Scent has been used for millennia to enhance sexual attraction and mask body odour. Cindy Bisaillon examines the psychology and neurology of smell and the fine line between scented sophistication and our own primal animal musk.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
Day 6 - Enemies on earth, partners in space? Chris Hadfield on Russia, America and the ISSSep 19, 2014 | 8:20Day 6 Enemies on earth, partners in space? Chris Hadfield on Russia, America and the ISS Audio
Day 6 Enemies on earth, partners in space? Chris Hadfield on Russia, America and the ISS Sep 19, 2014 | 8:20NASA has awarded multibillion dollar contracts to Boeing and SpaceX to build two new spacecraft. By 2017, it might not have to rely on Russia anymore to transport its astronauts to the ISS. Brent asks Chris Hadfield if US/Russia tensions could affect co-operation in space.
Sunday Edition - Michael Essay - Text Book Prices that Break the BankSep 19, 2014 | 3:18Sunday Edition Michael Essay - Text Book Prices that Break the Bank Audio
Sunday Edition Michael Essay - Text Book Prices that Break the Bank Sep 19, 2014 | 3:18With two sons in university, Michael reflects on the high cost of text books.
Quirks and Quarks - Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario? - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 1Sep 20, 2014 | 16:10Quirks and Quarks Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario? - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario? - 2014/09/20 - Pt. 1 Sep 20, 2014 | 16:10The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will get much worse before it gets better.
Tapestry - The Tattooed Pastor / The Rabbi who Swore at GodSep 19, 2014 | 54:00Tapestry The Tattooed Pastor / The Rabbi who Swore at God Audio
Tapestry The Tattooed Pastor / The Rabbi who Swore at God Sep 19, 2014 | 54:00Mary Magdalene means a lot to Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber -- so much so that she got a sleeve tattoo of the saint. Pastor Nadia doesn't like emotionally needy people, she swears, and she's a little cranky.
Q - 'Women in Clothes' editors seek why, not how, of self-presentationSep 18, 2014 | 19:42Q 'Women in Clothes' editors seek why, not how, of self-presentation Audio
Q 'Women in Clothes' editors seek why, not how, of self-presentation Sep 18, 2014 | 19:42Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton on their collection of essays about what women wear.
As It Happens - It's a "Yes" vote in Scotland -- to allow women to join the St. Andrews golf clubSep 18, 2014 | 6:21As It Happens It's a "Yes" vote in Scotland -- to allow women to join the St. Andrews golf club Audio
As It Happens It's a "Yes" vote in Scotland -- to allow women to join the St. Andrews golf club Sep 18, 2014 | 6:21Former British golf champ Vivien Saunders has been waiting for this day for more than a decade. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the sports governing body, is now allowing female members.
Rewind - Norman Bethune: China's HeroSep 18, 2014 | 54:59Rewind Norman Bethune: China's Hero Audio
Rewind Norman Bethune: China's Hero Sep 18, 2014 | 54:592014 marks the 75th anniversary of the death of Dr. Norman Bethune. He was a surgeon, innovator, Communist and controversial Canadian and every Chinese school child knows his name. But in Canada, his legacy has been more complicated.
Tapestry - Wherever You Go, There You Are(n't)Sep 12, 2014 | 53:58Tapestry Wherever You Go, There You Are(n't) Audio
Tapestry Wherever You Go, There You Are(n't) Sep 12, 2014 | 53:58This week, we rewrite an old piece of spiritual wisdom: wherever you go, there you are. Eric Weiner suggests that when you change your locale, you sometimes change yourself. Can a new postal code really bring about your transformation?
Q - Q essay: U2 an uninvited guest after brash album launchSep 18, 2014 | 4:27Q Q essay: U2 an uninvited guest after brash album launch Audio
Q Q essay: U2 an uninvited guest after brash album launch Sep 18, 2014 | 4:27In today's opening essay, Jian reflects on the controversial way in which U2 released Songs of Innocence.
Quirks and Quarks - The Next Big Thing - Fusion Power and ITER - 2014/09/13 - Pt. 5Sep 13, 2014 | 14:29Quirks and Quarks The Next Big Thing - Fusion Power and ITER - 2014/09/13 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Next Big Thing - Fusion Power and ITER - 2014/09/13 - Pt. 5 Sep 13, 2014 | 14:29An update on ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.
Spark - Teaching computers to seeSep 7, 2014 | 10:51Spark Teaching computers to see Audio
Spark Teaching computers to see Sep 7, 2014 | 10:51Researchers are getting better and better at building computer systems that can see and understand the world around us. Olga Russakovsky and Geoffrey E. Hinton weigh in on this year's Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge results.
The Current - Designers say community 'charrettes' can revolutionize design - Sept 17, 2014Sep 17, 2014 | 25:00The Current Designers say community 'charrettes' can revolutionize design - Sept 17, 2014 Audio
The Current Designers say community 'charrettes' can revolutionize design - Sept 17, 2014 Sep 17, 2014 | 25:00There's some truth in the joke about a camel being a horse designed by a committee. But designers say if you create a 'charette', a committee that focuses on an eye to how Design thinking, you can solve a range of real world problems.
Ideas - Oh Say, Can You See?Sep 15, 2014 | 53:58Ideas Oh Say, Can You See? Audio
Ideas Oh Say, Can You See? Sep 15, 2014 | 53:58In our continuing series about the War of 1812, host Paul Kennedy visits the battlefields at Washington (where the White House was famously torched) and Baltimore (which ultimately inspired the American national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner").
White Coat Black Art - EV-D68 crosses the borderSep 15, 2014 | 12:16White Coat Black Art EV-D68 crosses the border Audio
White Coat Black Art EV-D68 crosses the border Sep 15, 2014 | 12:16How ready is Canada to deal with outbreaks of enterovirus D68, a new virus that has hospitalized more than a thousand children?
Information Radio - MB - Winnipeg activist to release gang exit strategy reportSep 17, 2014 | 7:51Information Radio - MB Winnipeg activist to release gang exit strategy report Audio
Information Radio - MB Winnipeg activist to release gang exit strategy report Sep 17, 2014 | 7:51After saying for years that we need to help people get out of gangs, a Winnipeg activist is issuing a call to action.

1 of 4