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Noise pollution is hurting animals – and we don’t even know how much

August 24, 2022

From construction projects to busy roads, aeroplanes and railways, human noise is everywhere. It is an invisible cause of stress, posing serious risks to human health and wellbeing. However, noise also harms animals living in close contact with humans, in homes,…

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The shooting in California was reportedly incited by an ongoing dispute between two neighbours.

August 18, 2022

Dr Pin-Hsin Lin was warming up before she was due to teach a piano lesson in her Californian apartment, when a bullet narrowly missed her and hit a lamp on her piano. The bullet had come from the ceiling, where her upstairs…

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Listen to the man who holds the record for lowest vocal note sung by a human

August 15, 2022

By Maddy Shaw Roberts How low can he go? Turns out, ludicrously, earth-shatteringly low… Since 2012, Tim Storms has held the world record for the lowest ever vocal note – that’s a deliciously gravelly G -7 (0.189 Hz), which is eight octaves…

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Jamming to your favorite tunes? It could work as a painkiller – study

August 9, 2022

Music is becoming more widely recognized as a pain management tool, but scientists still question which aspect of the music is driving the pain-killing benefits. By JERUSALEM POST STAFF AUGUST 7, 2022 Man listening to music with headphones (Illustrative) (photo credit:…

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What Should a Nine-Thousand-Pound Electric Vehicle Sound Like?

August 2, 2022

E.V.s are virtually silent, so acoustic designers are creating alerts for them. A symphony—or a cacophony—of car noise could be coming to city streets. By John Seabrook The New Yorker August 8 2022 Issue I sleep on the second floor, in a bedroom facing a residential…

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The Center of the Universe – An acoustic anomaly with a mysterious cause

July 29, 2022

THE SO-CALLED CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE in downtown Tulsa Oklohoma is marked by a small concrete circle in the middle of a larger circle of bricks. It’s not much to look at, but looking isn’t really the point. The “Center of the Universe” is a little-known mysterious acoustic phenomenon.…

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Research Provides Clues to Hearing Damage From Loud Noise

July 21, 2022

Exposure to loud noise is the most common preventable cause of hearing loss. Earplugs or earmuffs can protect your hearing, but sometimes loud noises happen too quickly to prevent damage. Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health might be…

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Does this ring a bell? Wild bats can remember sounds for years

July 19, 2022

Frog-eating bats could recognize ringtones indicating a food reward up to four years later. There are certain skills that once we acquire them, we rarely have to relearn them, like riding a bike or looking both ways before crossing a…

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Israeli Study: Brain Reacts to Sound During Sleep, But Cannot Focus

July 14, 2022

By Hana Levi Julian Photo Credit: Stefan Schran / Pixabay Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that the brain continues to react to sound, even when asleep but is unable to focus on the auditory input or identify it,…

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How sound reduces pain in mice

July 8, 2022

Source:NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Summary:Scientists have identified the neural mechanisms through which sound blunts pain in mice. The findings could inform development of safer methods to treat pain An international team of scientists has identified the neural…

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