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August 13, 2013

 

two people's ears next to each other

Changing The Shape Of Your Pinnas

Researchers have theorized that the brain has to learn the shape of its own ears in order to hear correctly.

March 27, 2013

 

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Do Colors Have Smells?

Have you ever heard the color blue? Or tasted the musical note F-sharp?

December 4, 2012

 

a smiling girl holds a seashell up to her ear

Waves Standing

Have you ever tried to hear the ocean waves in a seashell?

April 4, 2012

 

toadfish in water

What Is A Toadfish?

Toadfish do look a bit like toads. They have a large mouth and eyes toward the top of their heads.

January 20, 2012

 

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Look Behind Your Ears

Some species use their ears not just for hearing, but for communicating as well.

January 6, 2012

 

music notes

Noise Pollution Is Affecting Whales

If a noisy neighbor is blasting music, drowning out your conversations and interrupting your sleep, you can call the police. But what is a whale to do?

January 5, 2012

 

hammer and rocks

History Of The Pythagoreans & Their Musical Harmony Discovery

Iamblichus is known for having written books about the Pythagoreans--a mystical sect of early Greek philosophers who investigated numbers.

January 2, 2012

 

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Why Is It So Difficult To Spot A Plane In The Air?

How many times have you heard a jet plane going over but not been able to find it even though you were looking toward where the sound was coming from?

November 3, 2011

 

orange fish swimming

Can Fish Hear?

Fish don't appear to have ears. So how do fish hear?

October 27, 2011

 

a man poses underwater in a swimsuit

How Sound Waves Work Underwater

Water does a much better job than air of conducting sound waves, but that extra conductivity makes it harder, not easier, to tell where a sound comes from.

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