In our article on the nose, we talk about the amazing process that lets us smell all the smells that we smell. But who figured out how it works? Well, two U.S. scientists - Richard Axel and Linda B. Buck - did some very important research on this subject. And this month, they received a BIG, BIG, BIG award for their work - the Nobel Prize (say: no-bell prize). Axel and Buck will split the prize: $1.3 million! To find out more about your sense of smell, check out this article:
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