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New research pinpoints the acoustic ingredient that gives screams their terror.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists find the route to listening is more complex than they thought.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Physicists are developing acoustical "phonons" for computers of the future.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

"Noseleaves" may significantly enhance some bat species' echolocation abilities.

Ben P. Stein, Contributor

Training the novice ear to identify musical notes with motion.

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

A new way to help those without a voice communicate.

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

Young children need more detailed sound information, new study finds.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Captive gorillas display fewer stress-related behaviors in response to rainforest sounds.

Jyoti Madhusoodanan, Contributor

At sports venues designed to maximize crowd atmosphere, beware of hearing loss.

Brian Owens, Contributor

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