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Don’t Believe Everything You Hear, Especially when it Comes to Magical Solutions for Hearing Loss

19 May 2023

In the first 20 minutes of the movie Sound of Metal, the audience watches a young musician lose his hearing. As the background buzz of car motors, conversation, and birdsong fades to silence, we...

Rocks in your head? Sort of.

2 Oct 2020

Sometimes called “ear rocks”, small crystals of calcium carbonate (essentially limestone) are found in your inner ear. The technical name for these tiny stones wrapped in a matrix of protein is ...

You can determine the colour of an egg a chicken lays by looking at it's earlobe

18 Apr 2019

Yes, that's right. Chickens do have ears although they are hidden by the feathers on the side of the head. But when the feathers are pushed aside, the openings that serve as ears appear. There is...

From tiny bodies to giant ears, rabbits have super specialized physiologies

1 Apr 2018

We’ve already seen that rabbits and hares have quite interesting physiology, but for certain species of leporidae the adaptations get even more extreme....

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