Ears

tech-science

Watch This Spider Nesting in a Man's Ear

It is only the latest in a long line of arachnid ear explorers.
Becky Ferreira
5.14.19
Motherboard

Scientists Gave Alligators Ketamine and Headphones to Understand Dinosaur Hearing

An experiment involving 40 drugged alligators reveals how dinosaurs might have located sounds in their environment.
Becky Ferreira
3.18.19
Motherboard

These Butterflies Can Hear With Their Wings

For a century, nobody knew why Satyrini butterflies had inflated veins on their forewings. Turns out the structures are hearing aids.
Becky Ferreira
10.17.18
Asking for a friend

Why Does My Throat Always Feel So Phlegmy?

Here’s what to do if postnasal drip gets out of control.
Julie Stewart
9.10.18
Essays

A Brief History of People Finding Weird Shit Lodged in Their Ears

Worst. Google search. Ever.
Cole Nowicki
8.23.18
earwax

We Talked to the Guy Behind YouTube’s Most Satisfying Earwax Removal Videos

These clips of ear-canal cleaning will make you feel some type of way.
Peter Slattery
8.14.18
an investigation

Why Does North Korea Keep Photoshopping Kim Jong-un’s Ears?

Forensic software reveals how Kim Jong-un is frequently Photoshopped to “look a bit more handsome” than he is in real life.
Sarah Emerson
6.21.17
Asking for a friend

Just How Bad Is My Q-Tip Habit?

New guidelines say to lay off the cotton swabs once and for all, but your “friend” likes to live on the edge. What’s gonna happen to him?
Alexandra Ossola
1.6.17
Fashion

Awesome Body-Part Jewelry Will Have You Seeing Double

The finger- and ear-rings by Nadja Buttendorf are like wearables for cyborgs.
Andrew Salomone
1.3.17
Stuff

Thanks to Linkin Park There’s an Industry of Plastic Surgeons Fixing Those Massive Earlobe Gauges

Many of the 00s scene kids are having buyer's remorse about stretching out their earlobes.
Julia Wright
4.8.16
Health

Does a Cure for Tinnitus Already Exist?

Nerve stimulation can help the brain rewire itself and correct the incessant ear ringing
Kari Paul
10.2.15
Canada

Doctors Finally Found a Treatment for Glue Ear: Balloons

Kids love balloons
Adam Owen
7.30.15
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