Why the UK still loses 3 billion litres of water a day through leaks.
Orangutans are vocal animals, so analyzing their calls during events like wildfires can indicate how smoke is affecting their health.
In the early decades of the 20th century, people grappled with the sounds modernity wrought. Some heard only noise. Others found great beauty.
Seashells don’t make the noise of the ocean. Here’s what’s really going on.
Satellite telemetry, tiny geolocation tags and passive acoustic recording are providing new insights into bird migration and vital data for conservation.
Brown noise sounds like the ocean and some people say it helps them sleep. Here’s what the science actually says.
Bats roost under bridges and culverts across North America, so highway departments have to check for them before repairing bridges. A new AI tool makes those inspections faster and more accurate.
Commercial and recreational drones are taking to the air. They’re very noisy, and neighborhoods everywhere could become awfully loud.
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.
Tracking wild animals can provide lots of valuable data. New research suggests audio recordings of wild wolves can replace the typical radio collars, which can be expensive and intrusive.
Humpback whales are deterred from their migration routes by the noise of air guns used to survey the ocean floor for oil and gas deposits, a new study has found.
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.
Songs of marine animals can help us discover new populations.
A new study analyses the chemistry of a Stradivarius, but there’s little evidence these violins actually sound any better.
A robust technique using the wonders of digital media has helped researchers understand how threatened species like frogs are faring on our globally changing planet.
Here’s what one man from around 3,300BC actually sounded like.
Scientists are excited about sending a microphone to Mars for the very first time.
A millimetre-sized object has been levitated and moved around in mid-air using nothing but sound waves.