What do lightning, perfume and bacteria have in common? Well it seems they are all connected to the the smell of rain. However, does rain really smell? We dive into that topic in the latest episode of You Ask – We Answer.
For those with a bit more of an explorer’s spirit, here are some links for additionally reading and viewing:
- Petrichor – Australian insights into interaction between water and dry soil and rocks
- Geosmin – Sometimes earthy and pleasant and sometimes just muddy
- Getting to your nose – MIT discovery of the aerosol mechanism
- Good Summaries – Scientific American article and Compound Interest Infographic
Now, let’s get into the episode