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Will pink noise help you sleep better?

Want to get a better night’s sleep? You may just need more noise. While that may sound counterintuitive, it’s scientifically proven that certain types of noise can help you catch some zzz’s. Think of it this way: When you’re lying…

What causes hiccups?

[embedded content] Even though it may not seem like it when that attractive noise emits from your throat, hiccups actually start with your diaphragm, the muscle right below your chest that contracts and expands as your breathe. A hiccup emerges…

How to take care of newborn puppies

If you have newborn puppies either in your home or on the way, you’re likely “nesting,” getting ready for the tiny, squeaking balls of fur. Where will they sleep? How often will they eat? Will they need blankets? How will…

How much weight can a hawk carry?

Hawks and other raptors are impressive predators. Their eyesight can be four to eight times better than ours, for example, and many species are adapted for fast, quiet flight to help them ambush their prey. And then there are those…

Save the date: Major scientific meeting on sound next month in San Diego

(Acoustical Society of America) The Acoustical Society of America will hold its 178th meeting, Dec. 2-6, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. This major scientific conference brings together interdisciplinary groups of researchers spanning many fields, including physics, medicine, music, psychology, architecture and engineering, to discuss their latest research. Reporters are invited to attend the meeting for free and participate in a series of press conferences featuring a selection of newsworthy research.

A Cryin’ Shame: Europe’s ‘Flight Shaming’ Movement

If one invention in mankind’s history has connected people and places, helped raise the standard of living for billions of people, and allowed anyone to travel the world freely, it is the modern jet airliner. Yet environmental activists are now…

Debunking Popular Climate Myths About CO2

If you believe the debate over global warming has ever been about science—or for that matter climate—you have been conditioned, through formal education or through reports warning of doom and gloom, to believe what others rightly describe as a world-wide…

This bike lane is covered in solar panels. (It's also in the middle of a highway)

[embedded content] Right in the middle of a highway is interesting placement for a bicycle lane. In South Korea, there’s a solar bike path that shields riders from the sun while at the same time generating power from it. The…

What is a 'forever home?'

Needs change. People change. So how do you design a home that doesn’t have to? Architect Mark Siddall calls this a “forever home,” one that can work at every stage of life. Mark works in the United Kingdom, where a…