After 17 years underground, cicadas will return by the millions this summer. Here, an expert breaks down their life cycle and why they emerge when they do.
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A tiny sensor chip smaller than a ladybug detects vibrations from sounds inside the body. It could warn of heart failure or lung problems.
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Researchers have shown light and sound could replace radiation to image the heart. They say the method has potential for other procedures as well.
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Sensory danger zones, where light, noise, and chemical pollution overlap with animal habitats, put animals at serious risk, researchers say.
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Surfing attacks use ultrasonic waves to control your phone from afar. They could let hackers make calls or read texts, all without you knowing.
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Researchers have used 100 recordings of a cappella singing to better understand why the brain decodes music and speech in separate hemispheres.
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