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The Smell of Durian Explained (ft. BrainCraft, Joe Hanson, Physics Girl & PBS Space Time)

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Durian is known as the king of fruits in Southeast Asia, but it’s also banned from many public spaces due to its powerful odor. This week’s Reactions video explains the unique chemistry behind durian, and catches our co-hosts at PBS Digital Studios reacting to this stinky delicacy as they try it for the first time.

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Producer:
Elaine Seward

Writer:
Sam Lemonick

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Martin Steinhaus, Ph.D.
Casey Trimmer, Ph.D.
Kyle Nackers
Alison Le

Music:
Sam Leopard – To the Point
STRIKE IT UP ! 84’s style version by Alandra “Lightflower” Jones

Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3342754/
http://www.pnas.org/content/109/9/3492.long
http://bg.unam.bilkent.edu.tr/jc/topics/Cellular%20and%20Molecular%20Logic%20of%20Smell/papers/olfactory%20receptors.pdf
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.6b06983
http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/acs.jafc.6b05299
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf303881k
http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S027.htm

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