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Humankind’s legacy is basically garbage
Travel back in time with this historical dumpster dive.
The science behind a firework’s big ka-boom
Come on let your colors burst.
Dissecting a lightning strike, from flash to boom
The steps that lead from a charged sky to that signature bolt.
Ranked: the loudest sounds ever measured
These graphs show just how bombastic volcanoes and meteorites can be.
We built a better house for the 48 million Americans with hearing loss
Simple design tweaks can make a soundless life easier.
See how birds change their tunes to fit their surroundings
Tiny tweaks in a song can prove crucial for dating and mating rituals.
What your voice would sound like on other planets and moons
Barry White’s got nothing on a Martian’s croon.
This frog’s signature chirp can be heavenly or hellish
As the coquí invades new states and islands, it brings its rowdy evening soundtrack with it.
Humans have been recording sound since before they could play it back
It’s taken us quite a few years to learn how to capture audio accurately.
How one of the most remote places in the world hosts some of the most incredible science
Antarctica is cold and desolate—and that’s why it’s so appealing to researchers.