Smelling is as natural as breathing. Sixteen times a minute, air passes through the nose to fill the lungs. Billions of molecules passing through the nasal cavities are captured by the cells of the olfactory organ. Scientists and others are presently working in the realms of taste and smell to understand their powers. They are bringing to light the mystery that, from conception to adulthood, reveals a fabulous potential. Is it possible that one day the nose will help uncover diseases, vanquish pain, and lower stress levels? Part of the “Human + The Future of Our Senses” series.