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...
For Indian Australian Rishik Arya, the Anzac Day dawn ceremony is about camaraderie.
'Comparison is the thief of joy', said former US president Theodore Roosevelt. Spoken more than a century ago, Roosevelt’s words highlight a fundamental truth...
All that happiness research hasn’t led to greater happiness. Instead, it’s resulted in an evacuation of morality and politics.
What makes some people more attractive to mosquitoes over others? The authors of a new study claim to have found the answer.
By choosing to deny the genocide of the Armenians, the Turkish state seeks to continue to invalidate their very existence; indeed many have called denial the...
A team of scientists in China dropped a bombshell earlier this month, and almost nobody noticed.
A funny thing happened this week. Amidst the dross of Tony Abbott skolling a beer, or skulling, or however you want to spell it, a very small amount of policy...
Tasmania's Black War was the most intense frontier conflict in Australia's history. Yet nearly two centuries on, most Australians know almost nothing about it.
There’s no escaping the media blitz on the Anzac centenary. Less easy to grasp is the way Australia has largely chosen to shut its eyes to the centenary of the...
A growing body of research shows personality is connected to productivity and so-far unexplained wage differences.
Reduction in rates of consumption for those of us in the over-developed world can have very positive effects on individual happiness, can lead to more engaged...
Artist Anh Do made a lasting impression on SBS presenter Anton Enus when they first met in Sydney. The pair caught up again as the artist launches his first solo...
A new reports says Australia should pledge far deeper cuts to greenhouse gas emissions than its current target if it is to do its fair share in tackling climate...
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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 they...
April 24 1915 is the date Armenians consider to be the start of what they regard as a genocide by Ottoman Turkish forces. Turkey admits that in a series of events...
The number of migrants losing their lives on perilous boat journeys across the Mediterranean Sea has increased recently, figures from the International...
The Chinese government is working with police to crack down on so-called 'funeral strippers' that are hired by families to attract large crowds.
A team of scientists in China dropped a bombshell earlier this month, and almost nobody noticed.
Native American actors have walked off a film set in the US, citing disrespect and cultural insensitivity.