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Link About It: This Week’s Picks: The smell of rain, Tesla’s ‘Insane Mode,’ cannabis beer and more in our weekly look at the web

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1. Beer for Cannabis Connoisseurs
A new beer by Colorado-based brewery Oskar Blues keeps cannabis-inclined drinkers in mind. The new brew—dubbed “Pinner” (referring to the term used for small joints)—features a heavy, hoppy aroma that likens itself……

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The alarm clock that wakes you up to the smell of coffee


Not everyone likes coffee, but coffee drinkers will certainly be fans of this coffee machine that wakes you up with a freshly brewed cup.

This alarm clock designed by Joshua Renouf is not only incredibly stylish, it also makes you coffee to wake you up in the morning. Not bad.







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Sriracha hot sauce factory’s smell makes tempers flare in small town

Sriracha has apparently been burning up more than just taste buds. According to the Los Angeles Times, residents of Irwindale, California — where Huy Fong Foods produces its famous hot sauce — claim they’ve been experiencing headaches and burning sensations in their eyes and throats because of a pungent odor emanating from the Sriracha production plant. The city has reportedly now filed suit against Huy Fong Foods, claiming that the odor is a public nuisance and requesting that the plant cease production until the issue can be resolved.

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Researchers use math to sniff out the dimensions of smell

Tongues and eyes don’t give scientists much of a problem. Noses, though, are another story altogether.

It’s hard to organize different types of scents. Tastes are categorized into five well-known groups, colors can be labeled and assigned by their component wavelengths, but odors have been much more difficult to label in a systematic and meaningful way. What is the scientific difference between a fragrant smell and a woody smell? In order to give us a rigorous framework of how we think about smells, researchers have identified 10 categories that can be used to describe a broad range of odors using some fancy math. They hope eventually that this work will help to predict what a compound will smell like just by its chemical structure.

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