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The People Who Decide What the Inside of a Human Body Sounds Like
Our brains don't really crackle and hiss, but on film and TV shows, they must.
March 28, 2017
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Bench of Whispers
Thanks to an acoustic anomaly, this unassuming stone bench has heard one hundred years of secrets.
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Listen to the Call to Prayer in Countries Around the World
A new project collects sounds from sacred places in 34 countries.
February 22, 2017
Canada Is Sending Acousticians to Investigate a Mystery Ping in the Arctic Ocean
It's scaring animals away from an important hunting ground.
January 18, 2017
In the 1970s, the U.S. Navy Tried to Talk Like Whales
A recently declassified report reveals that Cold War submarines almost chirped and whistled.
January 17, 2017
Why Researchers Howl At Wolves—And Why Some Might Stop
For wolf experts, "elicited howling surveys" involve fearlessly imitating what they aim to study.
December 21, 2016
An Alarm Designer on How to Annoy People in the Most Effective Ways
There's an art and science to making one sound seem more urgent than another.
November 15, 2016
How the Hidden Sounds of Horror Movie Soundtracks Freak You Out
From altered voices to "infrasound," these audio tricks spook and unsettle.
October 31, 2016
Los Angeles, California
A visionary, futuristic sculpture in Los Angeles that never met its extraterrestrial potential.
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The Center of the Universe
An acoustic anomaly with a mysterious cause.
Lake George, New York
Lake George Mystery Spot
A mysterious echo seems to defy the laws of acoustics.
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The Mysterious Siren Behind Mexico City's Junk Collectors
The woman's recorded voice has been heard all over South America, and maybe even farther.
September 29, 2016
Across Human Language, Some Basic Vocabulary Words Sound the Same
A massive analysis of two-thirds of the world's languages found some words are associated with specific sounds.
September 15, 2016
This 17th-century mausoleum is topped with an acoustic marvel.
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"Singing Runway" at the Abandoned Disney World Airport
The only runway directly into the magic kingdom has been closed since 1972, but it still sings to you if you drive fast enough.
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Watch 2 Men Waltz in the First Experimental Film With Sound
While this sound-film system failed to synchronize properly, film curators completed the experiment 105 years later.
June 08, 2016
American Idol: Coyote Edition
Just some casual belting by the light of the moon.
June 03, 2016
These Unique Wails Piercing Indian Streets are a Genius Form of Advertising
The repeated calls signal the kind of wares that street vendors have on offer.
May 13, 2016
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