Please Explain: Pheromones

Friday, July 24, 2009

Our latest Please Explain is all about pheromones, chemicals released by animals that influence physiology or behavior, from how we communicate to how we choose mates. We'll be joined by Dr. Stuart Firestein, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, and Dr. Tristram Wyatt, of the Department of Zoology, Oxford University, and author of Pheromones and Animal Behavior.


Dr. Stuart Firestein, and Dr. Tristram Wyatt,

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the truth from bkny

I think I was stung last weekend working in the everyone says I would know if I was stung...but I did not find a stinger only a little red bump, but it hurt like the devil!! I limp/ran into the bathroom (10 seconds away maybe) and immediately poured alcohol followed by hydrogen peroxide on my ankle. I don't know if the bees didn't have time to gather or what but thankfully no others came. Big mystery...where did the stinger go?

My question...I had on socks i

Jul. 24 2009 01:44 PM
Charles Harris from Island Heights NJ

What about mitogenetic rays supposedly wilted flowers. Thiswor preceded the invention of pheromone.

Jul. 24 2009 01:36 PM
Joe Adams from Bergen County, New Jersey

And how does Phyliss smell during her full moons?

Jul. 24 2009 01:02 PM
Phyllis from NYC

So why do men smell bad?

Jul. 24 2009 12:04 PM

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