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The London riots and the myth of mob mentality

Trying to find a reason for last week’s rioting in England continues to monopolize the British public, press and political establishment. 
What has been particularly perplexing to many Brits is the fact that, as the Daily Mail reported, “While the

Scientists try to unlock scents of the past

The Boston Globe ran an intriguing article last month on how scientists and historians are delving “into our olfactory past, trying hard to understand how people experienced the world with their noses — and even save scents for post