As gas from your stomach comes up your food pipe, it makes the surface of the upper part of your oesophagus rattle and vibrate. It is a bit like windows that rattle during a windy storm.
Data from hydrophones in the Indian ocean has raised new questions about what happened to MH370.
From bird songs to wind patterns, sound is a key but often underappreciated element of natural places. Learning how to listen to nature can alert us to changes in the environment before we see them.
Sixty years ago, stereo promised to forever change the way people listened to music. But how could record companies convince customers to buy a new record player, speakers and amplifier?
My investigations have generated stunning insights into how the ancient Greeks made music.
We recorded the first scientific evidence that having a baby affects women's voices.
Where you come down on the latest internet hullabaloo depends on how your brain fills in gaps in the sounds you hear.
The aliens of A Quiet Place track their prey by hearing something outside the norm.
Is noise the real monster? Or is it our own intolerance of unwanted sounds?
From a slow hum to a chirp or a bleep, what is that sound you hear whenever there's a new detection of gravitational waves?
A meteorologist and a music technologist team up to turn the data from tropical storms into musical graphs.
A new method has been developed to find objects that land at sea using underwater sounds.
There is a gender gap in the music and sound industry. Inspiring young girls about careers in these fields has never been more important.
Fly-bys by RAAF Super Hornets and army helicopters are a noisy finale to the Brisbane Festival. While many find this sound awe-inspiring, what of those with lived experience of war?
With the wealth of data being created nowadays, new forms of artistic collaboration with scientists are emerging.
We tend to think of archaeological sites as dead silent – empty ruins left by past cultures. But this isn't how the people who lived in and used these sites would have experienced them.
A recent study finds that noise from human activities is intruding into many parks and other protected areas. Creating quiet zones and noise corridors can help reduce impacts from noise pollution.
Vinyl is one thing but digital plug-ins which claim to emulate the analogue sound are a rose-tinted step too far.
A noisy environment can be hell for a person with autism. On the plus side, they are more likely to have perfect pitch than a non-autistic person.
Unlike vision or touch, sound is much more difficult to control or avoid; music in particular spills across thresholds and intrudes into situations where it is unwelcome.