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Neurobiology -- tuning of timing in auditory axons

August 25, 2015 - 10:00pm
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) An LMU team has shown that the axons of auditory neurons in the brainstem which respond to low and high-frequency sounds differ in their morphology, and that these variations correlate with differences in the speed of signal conduction.

TuneIn radio app starts $8 tier with MLB, soccer, audiobooks

August 25, 2015 - 9:10am
TuneIn, the app that gives users free access to thousands of live radio stations around the world, is launching an $8-a-month premium subscription service that throws in ad-free listening, audiobooks and live play-by-play coverage of Major League Baseball and soccer from the Premier League and the Bundesliga.

Star Tunes: Composer Sets Twinkling Data to Music

August 24, 2015 - 10:33am
An astronomer and amateur musician has coaxed a haunting melody from a star's distinctive twinkle.

How exposure to brief trauma and sudden sounds form lasting memories

August 24, 2015 - 9:45am
Researchers have found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form permanent, long-term brain connections, or memories, in a specific region of the brain.

Both sides framed Keystone XL Pipeline debate in Nebraska

August 22, 2015 - 2:59am
As supporters and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL (KXL) Pipeline testified at public hearings in Nebraska between 2010-2013, several interest groups attempted to frame the debate in different ways.

Both sides framed Keystone XL Pipeline debate in Nebraska

August 21, 2015 - 10:00pm
(University of Kansas) As supporters and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline testified at public hearings in Nebraska between 2010-2013, several interest groups attempted to frame the debate in different ways.

One Direction Goes to Space with NASA in 'Drag Me Down' Music Video

August 21, 2015 - 3:39pm
Houston, we have a pop band. The hit U.K. boy band One Direction unveiled its latest music video "Drag Me Down" and it has a decisively out-of-this-world vibe thanks to NASA.

Spotify defends itself after outcry over data collection

August 21, 2015 - 8:51am
Online music streamer Spotify defended itself Friday after angry users accused it of abusive personal data collection by asking for access to their contacts and photos.

Key protein in cilia assembly identified

August 21, 2015 - 6:34am
Many cells in our bodies present a small structure that looks like, and as a matter of fact works as an antenna, conveying to the cell information on the extracellular environment. They are called cilia (plural) or cilium (singular). Ciliated cells play essential functions in the human body. Thus, for instance, the monitoring of fluid flow in the kidney, the detection of hormones in the brain, or the senses of hearing and smell depend on specialized neurons equipped with chemo-sensory or mechano-sensory cilia. New research contributes to understanding how cilia are assembled.

Persist and shout: Male bluebirds alter songs to be heard over increased acoustic noise

August 21, 2015 - 6:27am
Birds 'shout' to be heard over the noise produced by human-made activity, new research has shown. Researchers recorded songs produced by 32 male bluebirds, and analysed two from each male -- those produced during the quietest and loudest period of ambient noise -- to investigate whether males changes their songs between these two conditions

Study uses 311 complaints to track when and where neighborhood conflict emerges

August 21, 2015 - 6:27am
In a new study from New York University using 311 complaint data, researchers tracked when and where New Yorkers complain about their neighbors making noise, blocking driveways, or drinking in public. They found that these complaints -- a defining aspect of urban life -- are more likely to occur in areas sandwiched between two homogenous communities, where the boundaries between different ethnic and racial groups aren't clearly defined.

You'd never know it wasn't Bach (or even human)

August 21, 2015 - 6:10am
In her spare time, when she can find any, Donya Quick composes music, typically jazz, generally on the six-foot baby grand piano that dominates her apartment's living room. A baby grand isn't an all-hours option in a multi-unit building, so she also keeps a Yamaha silent guitar on hand, for the days when inspiration strikes late in the evening.

One Direction's video reviewed by space expert

August 21, 2015 - 5:38am
It's the first music video Niall, Liam, Louis and Harry have released without Zayn.

Why Does Comet 67P Sing? Scientists Think They Know

August 21, 2015 - 5:19am
A strange song radiated by Comet 67P/C-G mystified scientists who first heard it last year. Now, they think they've solved the mystery of the singing space rock.

Persist and shout: Male bluebirds alter songs to be heard over increased acoustic noise

August 20, 2015 - 10:00pm
(University of Exeter) Birds 'shout' to be heard over the noise produced by man-made activity, new research has shown.

Unique genes in Khoe-San people may lower risk of some pregnancy hazards

August 20, 2015 - 12:47pm
An unusual mutation in an immune system gene switches a receptor from one target molecule to another in Khoe-San people. It's the first known example of such a change, say researchers, and likely leads to safer pregnancies. The Khoe-San -- known for the unusual clicking sounds in their language -- harbor unusually high genetic diversity, about 10 times more among their 100,000 people than among modern Europeans.

The human genome: A complex orchestra

August 20, 2015 - 10:36am
A team of geneticists has discovered that genetic variation has the potential to affect the state of the genome at many, seemingly separated, positions and thus modulate gene activity, much like a conductor directing the performers of a musical ensemble to play in harmony.

Apple challenges figures on Apple Music user retention

August 20, 2015 - 12:48am
Only 21 percent of users who have tested Apple Music no longer use it, Apple said Wednesday, countering the results of a survey that found defection rates at more than twice that amount.

The human genome: A complex orchestra

August 19, 2015 - 10:00pm
(Université de Genève) A team of Swiss geneticists from the University of Geneva, the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and the University of Lausanne discovered that genetic variation has the potential to affect the state of the genome at many, seemingly separated, positions and thus modulate gene activity, much like a conductor directing the performers of a musical ensemble to play in harmony.

Researcher looks through the noise to discover potential risks from jet fuel

August 18, 2015 - 11:18am
Jet fuel, when combined with sustained noise, may cause brain-related injury and lead to multiple conditions. Clinical conditions such as anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and post-traumatic stress could be attributed, in part, to hydrocarbon-related disruptions in brain function, a factor previously overlooked during diagnoses, say authors of a new report.