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Our sense of smell may have evolved to detect danger, not beauty.
Contrary to popular belief, peace and quiet is all about the noise in your head.
A handful of underfunded researchers still believe science can defy the odds.
The visual playfulness of Simen Johan.
The 1883 eruption on Krakatoa may be the loudest noise the Earth has ever made.
We use music to make sense of the squawks, creaks, and roars around us.
The composer on transforming noise into music.
A relatively unknown experiment is already drawing conclusions from the sound of silence.
The health of an ecosystem in the Earth’s own words.
Urban din is forcing animal mating calls to be either unsexy or unheard.
The director of the National Science Foundation on what brought her back to science.
The storied career of the centenarian and acoustician, Leo Beranek.
Why Fotini Markopoulou traded quantum gravity for industrial design.
We may complain about a defining feature of the city, but we also feed off it.
It was time to work with her hands, not only her mind.
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