Acclaimed British theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge aged 76.
Hawking's life embodied what it means to have access to the human right of communication through communication technology.
Your voice can affect how attractive, fertile and faithful people think you are.
Is this an impostor trying to break into your phone with his voice?
You can log in to your smartphone by talking to it. Current security systems don't protect enough against imitators. The best way to ensure voice authentication is secure is to start with the sound.
What is it that gives us a voice?
We humans are capable of vocalising many different words in a range of languages. But what is it that gives us a remakable and variable voice?
Ötzi the Iceman has come to life.
Here's what one man from around 3,300BC actually sounded like.
A Malling-Hansen Writing Ball, similar to the one Nietzsche used.
The writing process is different whether your instrument is a fountain pen, a crayon, a typewriter or a computer. What fingerprints does the technology leave on the product?
Research suggests beards evolved to help men impress other men rather than attracting women.
Do women prefer 'manly men' with thick beards and deep voices? Science reveals all.
A woman prepares ribbons ahead of World Aids Day.
Women who were found to have lied in a clinical trial testing anti-HIV drugs were heavily criticised. But there are several factors that drove them to lie.
Kim Kardashian West does a good line in vocal fry … how does that affect the public’s perception of her?
Much has been written about vocal fry in recent years, with the focus on what it is, where it comes from and what it means ... at least when it comes to females who fry. What's really going on here?
Spare us the blood and guts.
Performers and audiences alike are undermined by graphic depictions of violence, like Michieletto's Guillaume Tell.
Take a bow.
The violence of the Royal Opera House's production of William Tell should shock us - but that doesn't mean it's wrong.
The consistent presence of sonic textures such as machine noise have significantly shaped the contexts of our hearing.
The intensity and the consistent presence of sonic textures such as machine noise, distorted high-frequency sounds, midrange drones, sub-sonic hums and the like have significantly shaped the contexts of our hearing.
Typing on a computer keypad could be a thing of the past as voice recognition takes over.
With the recent acquisition by Facebook of voice-recognition company Wit.ai, all four major players in the post-PC market (Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook) now have a significant infrastructure for…
Cate Blanchett plays the voice of Valka in How to Train Your Dragon 2.
The release of DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 has once again brought into relief the fact that animated feature films now regularly attract a host of Hollywood stars and high-profile performers…
Like humans, ‘man’s best friend’ can sense our emotions through voice alone.
Dogs really are our best friends. A study published today in Current Biology shows not only do dogs and humans read emotions in each other’s “voices”, but both are more attuned to “happy” sounds. And the…
People prefer voices that are similar to their own, because they convey a sense of community and social belongingness, research…
The pitch of male koalas’ mating calls is about 20 times lower than it should be.
The secret to koalas’ distinctive low-pitched vocalisations has been found, according to a [study published today](http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(13%2901344-4…
Stay still, I’ve missed a bit.
The voice is an important tool which we use to communicate and express ourselves. But our voices convey so much more than the words we say. Just a few words can reveal clues about someone’s gender, age…