Why Google Maps Shouldn’t Forget About Smell

Researchers find that humans can navigate through smell alone—so why are we so dependent on screens?

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Rats can create rich smell maps to find their way around the environment. Researchers have long known that. Less obvious: Humans, too, can navigate their world through smell alone, as a new study from UC Berkeley shows. So why aren’t more of our user interfaces tapped into our noses?

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