Sound

Hip-hop, Trash & Taipei: The Video

I spend a lot of time thinking about how people perceive trash. Adjectives like “dirty,” “gross,” and even, “whatever,” top the list. But I rarely hear the word “resource.” ‘Waste’ begins as a resource and transforms into a product. We ...

In Praise of Silence

I spend a good deal of time each month in the noisiest places in the world – big cities, airports, train stations, and hotels. Even where my wife Kayla and I live in Montana on a quiet and fairly out of ...

Bats Use Rolled-Up Leaves as “Trumpets”

By Ker Than- A species of tiny bat seems to be using rolled-up leaves like trumpets to amplify calls, a new study says. A few years ago, biologists Gloriana Chaverri and Erin Gillam were in Costa Rica studying Spix’s ...

Bats Use Rolled-Up Leaves as “Trumpets”

By Ker Than- A species of tiny bat seems to be using rolled-up leaves like trumpets to amplify calls, a new study says. A few years ago, biologists Gloriana Chaverri and Erin Gillam were in Costa Rica studying Spix’s ...

Frog Hears With Its Mouth, Surprises Scientists

We’ve told you about an urchin that can eat with its anus and a tadpole that can see through its tail.  And now, in the latest discovery of a surprising use for body parts, scientists say there’s a ...

Frog Hears With Its Mouth, Surprises Scientists

We’ve told you about an urchin that can eat with its anus and a tadpole that can see through its tail.  And now, in the latest discovery of a surprising use for body parts, scientists say there’s a ...