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Move over, Rover: Humans prove adept at following scent trails, too

Allen Liu, a graduate student at the University of California at Berkeley, demonstrates his sense for scents. Allen Liu, a graduate student at the University of California at Berkeley, demonstrates his sense for scents. (JESS PORTER)
By Kelly Whitlock Burden
Globe Correspondent / December 18, 2006

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When it comes to tracking scents, dogs still run circles around humans. But a new study suggests that humans may have a sharper sense of smell than previously thought. In fact, researchers found, people can track a scent on the ground as accurately as man's best friend, albeit a bit more slowly. (Full article: 249 words)

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