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Making perfume from the rain

Publishing in the journal Nature in 1964, Australian scientists Bear and Thomas proposed a name for the scent brought on by rain. They called it “petrichor,” but...
A combination of high seismic activity at the front of the Tibetan plateau, poor building standards, and haphazard urbanisation came together with fatal...
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Making perfume from the rain

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