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Cell aging slowed by putting brakes on noisy transcription

July 30, 2015 - 3:57pm
Working with yeast and worms, researchers found that incorrect gene expression is a hallmark of aged cells and that reducing such "noise" extends lifespan in these organisms. The team published their findings this month in Genes & Development.

Cell aging slowed by putting brakes on noisy transcription

July 30, 2015 - 3:26pm
Working with yeast and worms, researchers found that incorrect gene expression is a hallmark of aged cells and that reducing such “noise” extends lifespan in these organisms.

When surgeons listen to their preferred music, their stitches are better and faster

July 30, 2015 - 2:28pm
From classical to rock, music can be heard in operating rooms across the world. When plastic surgeons listen to music they prefer, their surgical technique and efficiency when closing incisions is improved, a new study shows.

YouTube's Rock Stars of Science Make a Splash at VidCon [Video]

July 30, 2015 - 1:00pm
Last week, 20,000 screaming fans swamped YouTube celebrities at the world’s largest online video conference in Anaheim, California. Alongside the young celebrity musicians, beauty...

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The sound of music, according to physicists

July 30, 2015 - 3:50am
Joshua Bodon is sick of hearing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." More specifically, he's sick of hearing one 25-second clip of the song repeated more than 550 times.

Cell aging slowed by putting brakes on noisy transcription

July 29, 2015 - 10:00pm
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Working with yeast and worms, researchers found that incorrect gene expression is a hallmark of aged cells and that reducing such 'noise' extends lifespan in these organisms.

Pandora rolls out Sponsored Listening for all brands

July 29, 2015 - 9:10am
Pandora fans can now listen to a full hour of music uninterrupted by ads - if they agree to watch or interact with an advertisement first.

What All the Screaming Is about

July 29, 2015 - 8:33am
An analysis of the acoustical characteristics of screams found that the sounds are unusually rough, that is, they rapidly change in frequency, which has an alarming effect on the listener's...

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Snapchat brings on Buzzfeed and iHeartRadio as partners

July 29, 2015 - 8:20am
Snapchat has replaced Yahoo and Warner Music Group with iHeartRadio and Buzzfeed on the list of about a dozen media organizations that get a big opportunity to generate revenue through the popular entertainment app.

Panasonic quarterly profit soars more than 50% on tax change

July 29, 2015 - 3:00am
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic said Wednesday that its net profit soared 57 percent from a year ago, mainly thanks to a tax accounting change as it reshapes its business.

Moderate Earthquake Rattles Alaska Days After 6.9 Quake

July 28, 2015 - 7:51pm

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Practice doesn't always make perfect (depending on your brain)

July 28, 2015 - 10:03am
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain's capacity to learn suggests there's more to it than the adage that 'practice makes perfect.' A music-training study has found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training.

Early evidence suggests hybrid cochlear implants may benefit millions with common form of hearing loss

July 28, 2015 - 10:02am
People with a common form of hearing loss not helped by hearing aids achieved significant and sometimes profound improvements in their hearing and understanding of speech with hybrid cochlear implant devices, according to a new multicenter study.

Carbon nanotube speakers play music with heat

July 28, 2015 - 6:51am
Troy Bouman reaches over, presses play, and the loudspeaker sitting on the desk starts playing the university fight song. But this is no ordinary loudspeaker. This is a carbon nanotube transducer—and it makes sound with heat.

Practice doesn't always make perfect (depending on your brain)

July 27, 2015 - 10:00pm
(McGill University) How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain's capacity to learn suggests there's more to it than the adage that 'practice makes perfect.' A music-training study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -- The Neuro, at McGill University and colleagues in Germany found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training.

Early evidence suggests hybrid cochlear implants may benefit millions with common form of hearing loss

July 27, 2015 - 10:00pm
(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) People with a common form of hearing loss not helped by hearing aids achieved significant and sometimes profound improvements in their hearing and understanding of speech with hybrid cochlear implant devices, according to a new multicenter study led by specialists at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Simple procedure using a nasal balloon can help treat hearing loss in children

July 27, 2015 - 11:08am
For children with a common middle-ear problem, a simple procedure with a nasal balloon can reduce the impact of hearing loss and avoid unnecessary and ineffective use of antibiotics, according to a randomized controlled trial.

Babies' brains show that social skills linked to second language learning

July 27, 2015 - 8:00am
Babies learn language best by interacting with people rather than passively through a video or audio recording. But it's been unclear what aspects of social interactions make them so important for learning. New findings demonstrate for the first time that an early social behavior called gaze shifting is linked to infants' ability to learn new language sounds.

Hidden Hearing Loss from Everyday Noise

July 27, 2015 - 8:00am
Jackhammers, concerts and other common noisemakers may cause irreparable damage to our ears in unexpected ways

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Look out Apple Music, here comes YouTube’s ‘Music Key’ (+video)

July 26, 2015 - 3:01pm

YouTube introduced ‘Music Key’ to beta users last November, and has been relying on their feedback to continuously tweak the service.