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How the smell of rain reaches your nose | The Times
How the smell of rain reaches your nose | The Times
A raindrop pounding a porous surface traps tiny air bubbles at the point of contact. Those tiny bubbles are then catapulted upwards, ultimately bursting from the drop in a fizz of aerosols. And so the tiny droplets are sent flying into the air and blow away on a breeze that then reaches your nose with their heady scent. archived 22 Apr 2022
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How the smell of rain reaches your nose | The Times
Animal senses are superpowers
Animal senses are superpowers
Review of An Immense World by Ed Yong — The Times (archived 10-6-2022)
Birds have four colour receptors, rather than three, giving them access to a vast array of colour combinations unknown to us. So do some humans. Almost 50,000 people in the UK are “tetrachromats”
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Animal senses are superpowers