This Ig Nobel-winning research is shedding light on how ultrasound waves could be used to non-invasively control nerve impulses (and therefore 'thoughts') in our brains.
Sound and its subtle, malleable possibilities for interpretation can be a valuable tool for those trying to capture pasts that have been erased, marginalised or forgotten.
There is not much information on artefacts used by Stone Age humans to make sound and music – but the first comprehensive survey is a good start.
A team of scholars have been documenting the sound of worship for six years. Since the lockdown, they have heard a different form of religious expression.
Listening more deeply to what makes sounds meaningful for people within their respective contexts matters in an era of rising expressions of racism in the pandemic.
Our brains have to work hard to deal with difficult and unexpected noise.
With people staying in, the world around them is becoming more quiet. In one Canadian city, natural sounds are being heard more often.
The music we choose to listen to not only allows us to retreat into a place of peace and privacy, but also helps frame our daily routines and interactions with others.
Some treatments for neurodegenerative diseases involve inserting wires into the brain and zapping certain brain cells with electricity. But what if you could do the same thing using sound waves?
Working with bone artefacts from archaeological sites in South Africa's southern Cape region, we've been able to show that some implements might have been used for sound production in the past.
Recent advances in technology and new trends in commercial air travel could make supersonic flight economically viable. But regulations will have to change first.
Most people are familiar with lasers. But what about a laser made with sound rather than light? A couple of physicists have now created one that they plan to use for measuring imperceivable forces.
Commercial and recreational drones are taking to the air. They're very noisy, and neighborhoods everywhere could become awfully loud.
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.