January 5, 2012
MUSIC The local art-noise duo No Age made its name at the grotty downtown venue the Smell, and they'll headline the club's 14th anniversary show (which, in fast-moving punk circles, makes it practically from the Mesozoic). Guests include Heller Keller, Palm Reader and others. The Smell, 247 S. Main St., L.A. 9 p.m. Thu. $5. thesmell.org.
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October 31, 2013 |
In a declaration filed Thursday morning, David Tran, chief executive and founder of Huy Fong Foods, said the first complaints about the Sriracha hot sauce factory in late 2012 came from an Irwindale city councilman's son. The declaration does not name the councilman's son, but sources told The Times it refers to the son of councilman Hector Manuel Ortiz. The Irwindale City Council and city manager have not responded to requests for comment made Thursday morning. According to the declaration, Huy Fong Foods responded to the son's first complaint last year by installing filters.
July 23, 2012 |
Space may be a near-vacuum, but apparently it has a distinct odor, and now NASA has hired a scent chemist to try to reproduce that characteristic smell. The odor might prove intriguing to visitors at exhibitions, such as when the space shuttle Endeavour is exhibited at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, but NASA has a more practical purpose in mind: to acclimate potential astronauts before they make their first visits to orbit. For a short article in the Atlantic, author Megan Garber talked to several astronauts, who noted that food, body odors and other expected scents are present, of course.
December 23, 2010
POP MUSIC Do some giving and terrify your parents with punk rock at the third annual Riot Grrrl X-Mas Carnival. Smash your head and the patriarchy to the carnal sounds of the Splinters, the Outskirts and more. Proceeds benefit the Downtown Women's Center. The Smell, 247 S. Main St., L.A. 9 p.m. Sun. $5. http://www.thesmell.org .
June 30, 2011
The local combo So Many Wizards has a bit of Vampire Weekend's humid single-string guitar riffery to it, but the band approaches songwriting in a nonlinear fashion that makes the twee-ness of its vocals seem studied and wry instead of cloying. Here the band releases a new single, "Inner City/Best Friends. " The Smell, 247 S. Main St., L.A. 9 p.m. Fri. $5. thesmell.org .
October 4, 2013 |
When it comes to zeroing in on nectar-rich flowers, worker honeybees rely heavily on their expert sense of smell. But new research suggests pollution from diesel exhaust may fool the honeybee's "nose," making their search for staple flowers all the more difficult. In a paper published recently in Scientific Reports , English scientists concluded that two components of diesel exhaust -- nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide -- could alter the odor of the many chemicals that combine to give a flower its signature smell.