Biometrics via armpit odo(u)r assessment (w & w/o deodorant)

In these days of intensified focus on accurate biometrics, the question may be asked: ‘Is it possible to ID an individual by their armpit odour – even if they use deodorant?’ Researchers Chatchawal Wongchoosuk, Mario Lutz and Teerakiat Kerdcharoen from Mahidol University, Bangkok, have made preliminary progress in this field. Their paper ‘Detection and Classification […]

Finger Ratios Don’t Always Predict Body Odor

Discoveries continue to pour in about the significance of people’s finger lengths. Recently we wrote about studies concerning finger ratios and number of sex partners, finger ratios and the prediction of who will become a good doctor, finger ratios and the success of financial traders, and many other wonderous things. A new Swiss/French/British study reveals […]


“Body odor sampling is an essential tool in human chemical ecology research.” – explain the authors of a recent research project undertaken jointly by the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, and the Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioural Ecology Research Group at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, […]