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Loud industrial noise hurts neighboring trees
Woodland areas near loud natural gas wells had fewer young trees than areas without the noisy production.
Treefrogs have noise-cancelling headphones built into their ears
Serendipitously, scientists have discovered a way that frogs have evolved to hear the calls of their own species more clearly.
Why ASMR calms some people down and sends others into a rage
The seemingly opposite conditions of autonomous sensory meridian response and misophonia could have quite a lot in common.
Simple solutions to soundproof your apartment
You can finally record that podcast. Or get some sleep.
Delivery drones could drive us batty—unless they take some sonic cues from owls
We definitely don’t want them to take after pigeons.
Decipher mysterious sounds with this matching game
From movie sound effects to cryptic waveforms, sound takes on many forms.
This sound illusion puts the scary in scary movies
Weird undertones aren’t for the faint of heart.
Even plants pick up on good vibes
They’re a funky bunch, according to Shrek Chalasani.
How humans can echolocate like bats
And how it changes the brain in the process.
The secret to noise-canceling headphones is making more noise
To block out sound, you need to know about all the odd clangs in this world.