Sounds

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
Food

This Woman's Wildly Popular ASMR Pickle-Eating Videos Are Oddly Mesmerizing

For those who get wavy to crispy cucumbers, Spirit Payton's videos offer the ultimate "moist crisp crunch for calming relaxation."
Jelisa Castrodale
5.2.18
Start Rolling Your Blunts

The Windows 95 Startup Sound Slowed 4000% Sounds Chill AF

The nostalgic sound of your childhood is even more comforting when slowed to a deep, zen-like pace.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.3.18
On Edge

Sonic Tonic

Millions of people in cities rely on recorded nature sounds to manage sleep and stress, and scientists are slowly understanding why it works.
Anjali Nayar
12.6.17
super predator

Watch Panicked Cougars Flee the Sound of Human Voices

Cougars are so scared of us, they run off mid-meal.
Lisa Cumming
6.20.17
Space Jams

Jupiter Sounds Like a Fax Machine and Nobody Knows Why

What are you trying to tell us, big guy?
Becky Ferreira
5.26.17
Science Solved It

The Bloop: An Underwater Mystery That Took Nearly 10 Years to Solve

It was one of the loudest sounds ever recorded under the sea.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.25.17
Big Cats

This Mountain Lion Makes the Cutest Noise For the Saddest Reason

Chirp!
Samantha Cole
4.14.17
Donald Trump

21 things that President Trump says make a “bing” sound

President Donald Trump has a way with words -- just ask him. During his campaign, Trump famously stated that he had “the best words.” And there are a few he likes to use a lot, like the onomatopoeic "bing."
Oliver Noble
2.6.17
Science

There's a New Film About Misophonia, Where People Get Enraged by Certain Sounds

A documentary about people who fly off the handle at the sound of someone chewing.
Adrianne Jeffries
6.17.16
Culture

SoundGifs Is Your Ticket To Being the Most Irritating Person on the Internet

Like GIFs but much more grating.
Michael Byrne
3.27.16
Sounds

This Is the Sound of Nature Gone Digital

Ambient recordings transform into synthetic organisms in Andy Thomas latest visual sound art piece, 'Synthetic Nature.'
Emerson Rosenthal
11.18.15
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