You smell with your body, not just your nose | Jennifer Pluznick

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Do your kidneys have a sense of smell? Turns out, the same tiny scent detectors found in your nose are also found in some pretty unexpected places — like your muscles, kidneys and even your lungs. In this quick talk (filled with weird facts), physiologist Jennifer Pluznick explains why they’re there and what they do.

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LineageOS August Changes Include Improvements to Jelly and More

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As we start another month we get a new changelog blog post from the official LineageOS team. The previous update from last month highlighted the work they’ve done with Jelly and the new update shows that a lot more work has gone into browser. For those unaware. Jelly is a web browser from the folks at LineageOS that was introduced back in May of this year. Then just a couple of weeks later Jelly became the default web browser for LineageOS right out of the box.

So, over the last few weeks the team has been continuing their work on Jelly. This includes adding a search on page feature, prevents form data from being saved when in incognito mode, and allows media to be played in full screen mode. They’ve also added Yandex as a search engine option, and set Google as the default search engine, home page and suggestion provider (but this can be changed in the settings).

LineageOS has become more secure with July’s security patches being merged into 14.1 and 13.0 while August’s has been merged into LineageOS 14.1. There’s also been some improvements made to the dialer when it comes to sensitive numbers for various countries. For example countries with multiple MCCs are now supported properly, they’ve added multiple 116 numbers in various European countries, and they’ve added sensitive numbers for Greece.

Other miscelanous changes include the ability to hide the date from the LockClock widget, updating the Chromium Webview to version 60 (60.0.3112.78) and fixing a number of deadlocks/freezes/crashes in AppOps. The OTA updater will now warn you before downloading an update with mobile data, Nougat’s panic detection mode has been added, and some issues with granting external storage permissions for applications such as Eleven, Snap and Gallery have been fixed.

The build roster has also been updated with the following changes. . .

Added 14.1 devices

Readded 14.1 devices

  • Motorola Moto G4 – athene – maintainers: vache, shr3ps, rahulsnair
  • LG G2 (AT&T) – d800 – maintainer: Kapricornus
  • LG G2 (T-Mobile) – d801 – maintainer: Kapricornus
  • LG G2 (International) – d802 – maintainer: Kapricornus
  • LG G2 (Canadian) – d803 – maintainer: Kapricornus

Suspended 14.1 devices

Source: LineageOS