Scientists ID culprit behind armpit smell

April 1, 2015 3:59 PM

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Scientists ID culprit behind armpit smell

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia wipes the sweat from the face as she plays Serena Williams at the Australian Open this year. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Bad BO? It's not your fault: Scientists have identified the bacteria you should blame. The smell of your armpits is a result of a clash between sweat and bacteria that creates what NPR calls "the mothership of body odor." Odorless molecules in your sweat are "broken down inside the bacteria," a scie...

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