Listening is an important component of speech. When we speak, we use data collected by our ears to help us modulate our spoken tone, pitch and rhythm.
Last year, on March 11, a deadly earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan, killing more than 15,000 people. To make matters worse, the natural disaster triggered a major crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station...
As the U.S. population ages and continues packing on the pounds, knee replacement surgeries are becoming increasingly common. More than 650,000 total knee replacements were performed in 2008 (according to the latest data available).And as materials and surgical technologies improve, the promise of newer and better implants is making the procedure even more appealing to the millions of people who suffer from arthritis of the knee...
Last week Robert Krulwich, a co-host of the wonderful program Radiolab, Pluto'd pink. In a blog post he noted that pink doesn't occupy a slot in the familiar colors of the rainbow—there's no P in Roy G...
No matter what you think about the Catholic Church, the "Chimp Pope" image (at left) by figurative/narrative artist Nathaniel Gold probably holds your attention and gives you pause about the latest hullabaloo...
BOSTON—At long last, one of the hairiest problems in modern physics has been solved. Researchers have devised a theoretical model to describe the shape of a ponytail.A ponytail may look like a relatively simple object, but in truth it is a bundle of physical complexity...
A team of religion scholars ignited a firestorm of controversy this week with the release of a documentary film and book claiming to shed light on the burial practices of 1st-century Christians living near Jerusalem...
BOSTON—Back in 1995, when the global market for solar panels was small, the U.S. shipped more than 40 percent of the world's photovoltaic modules, which produce electricity from light.
April is coming and, with its approach, the latest publication from one of the most prolific synthetic chemists anywhere has just appeared.Forget esoteric technologies like small hairpin RNAs...
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