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Not So Silent After All: Caterpillars Actually Whistle Like Tea Kettles

If you thought that caterpillars don’t make sounds, then you couldn't have been more wrong. The insects actually use the same mechanism as a whistling kettle to cry when attacked by predators.

Animals February 27, 2018

Noise Pollution May Increase Risk Of Heart Disease

Exposure to noise was linked to increased risk for irregular heart rhythms and high blood pressure. What is the level of noise that can increase a person's odds for heart disease?

Public Health February 6, 2018

Hearing Loss In Americans Expected To Double By 2060, Reveals New Study

Hearing loss in Americans is anticipated to see a rapid rise by 2060. The condition is expected to double in the next five decades and is caused due to exposure to loud noises.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Millions Of Americans Likely Have Hearing Loss Without Knowing It: What Can Be Done?

A newly released federal study has found that about 1 in 4 adults who think they have good or excellent hearing have signs of hearing loss. What can be done to prevent this permanent damage?

Public Health February 9, 2017

20 Million Americans Suffer From Hearing Loss, Says CDC: Everyday Activities To Blame?

A new study by the CDC states that almost 20 million Americans are suffering from hearing damage. The condition is caused due to excessive exposure to noise in home or in community.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

How To Reduce Noise Pollution At Home

A recent study shows that living near areas with busy traffic can increase people's risk for dementia. Find out how you can tackle the problem of noise pollution at home.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017

New FDA-Approved Drug Can Calm Anxious Dogs During Fourth Of July Fireworks

Sileo drug for dogs is the first and only FDA approved medication to help furry friends deal with noise aversion, which they could suffer from during the forthcoming July Fourth fireworks.

Animals July 2, 2016

Caribbean Sea Whistles Sound That Can Be Detected From Space: What Causes This Noise?

The Caribbean Sea produces a whistle-like sound so powerful its signature can be detected by satellites in space. What produces the low-pitched noise in this part of the Atlantic Ocean?

Earth/Environment June 22, 2016

Cats Utilize Physics? Study Says Cats Understand Physics And Use Law Of Cause And Effect To Detect Hiding Prey

Cats have a rudimentary understanding of the principle of cause and effect as well as the elements of physics. How does this help them when hunting for prey at night?

Animals June 14, 2016

The Deepest Part Of The Ocean Is Still A Noisy Place

Scientists once believed that the deepest part of the ocean is peaceful. However, a hydrophone recorded vast sounds coming both from natural sources and man-made noises.

Earth/Environment March 3, 2016

Human Noise Too Loud? Bluebirds Sing Louder To Call Out Potential Mates

Scientists from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom have discovered that bluebirds are capable of making real-time adjustments to their songs in response to increases in noise levels in their surroundings.

Earth/Environment August 24, 2015

Researchers Eyeing Sound Panels For Reducing Noise In Hospitals

A team of scientists tested the effects of strategically placed sound and acoustic panels on the diffusion of sound and found a drop in decibels recognizable to the human ear. The team of researchers highlights its importance in hospitals and better patient care.

Life August 20, 2015

Owls Capable Of Using 'Stealth Technology' To Hide Wing Noise When Hunting

A new study found that owls possess stealth technology that enable them to flap their wings without aerodynamic and mechanical noises. The findings of the research are said to be helpful in the field of engineering in terms of developing structures that have suppressed noise features as it function.

Earth/Environment August 19, 2015

Study Seeks Answers On Why Some Children Have Difficulty Reading

Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a way to identify potential learning disabilities in children. The method measures the ability of children to decipher sounds amid background noises.

Life July 15, 2015

Noisy Roads Can Shorten Your Lifespan, Says Study

A study carried out in London shows the link between high levels of road noise and increased risks of death.

Life June 24, 2015

Owl-Inspired Technology Might Pave Way For Quieter Wind Turbines And Airplanes

A team of researchers from the United Kingdom and United States developed an owl-inspired coating technology that is capable of significantly reducing the noise produced by wind turbines, allowing them to run at faster speeds and generate more energy.

June 23, 2015

Specially-Designed Parks Could Cut Down On Noise Pollution From Airports

Airport noise is becoming more of a problem as cities get larger. Could building parks be the answer?

June 17, 2015

This Map Reveals America's Loudest And Quietest Places: You'll Be Surprised

Researchers from the National Park Service have come up with a map that depicts the noise levels across the country. The map was made with the objective of identifying areas where the sound levels could influence survival of certain animal species.

February 18, 2015

Where Is The Sound Of Silence Heard The Most In The US? New Map Shows Quietest Places

A new map shows sound levels around the United States. What could this mean for the protection of wildlife?

February 18, 2015

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