Perhaps elephants are known for their memory because their very survival in our human-dominated world depends on it. This may be why elephants can recognize individual people by our voices. Read more...
Every state in the country is suffering from climate change in its own way. On Monday night Senators will be giving voice to these concerns in an all night session aimed to raise awareness and bring attention to the matter. The post 28 Reasons Why 28 Senators Talking About Climate Change All Night Matters appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Give five writing samples to the right person with the right tools, and he might be able to tell you who wrote each. Like fingerprints and voices, the way we write not only says a lot about us, it can give us away if we wish to remain anonymous. With the right questions, you can determine a person’s dialect, and...
Emerging from the Pyramid Club scene in NYC in the early 80s, she has been called "the Queen Bee of Seattle Burlesque" by The Village Voice and named as one of the "Best Reasons to Live in Seattle" by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. As...Show More Summary
The Simpsons bid adieu to Edna Krabappel last night. Krabappel, Bart’s splendidly surly teacher, had been voiced by Marcia Wallace, who died in October at the age of 60, partly as the result of breast cancer, which she was diagnosedShow More Summary
This is an occasional feature wherein we discuss a bit of online etiquette currently in the news. You can find all our #etiquette posts compiled here. Lena Dunham — fan of fake burqas, perpetual nude and purported voice of her generation — is not one to shy from off-color humor. But on Twitter last night, […]
Three years ago, Grayson Clamp was born deaf. Three weeks ago, he became the first child in the U.S. to receive an auditory brain-stem implant—and heard his father’s voice for the first time. Grayson, 3, who was adopted by Len and Nicole Clamp of Charlotte, N.C., is missing the cochlear nerves that allow humans to [...]
One of the more noticeable trends in the current U.S. stock bull has been the flip-flopping of the bears. Steven Russolillo at WSJ.com recently profiled a variety of prominent voices who received accolades in the past for extreme pessimism. Yet, even as price gains started to pile up in 2009, 2010,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Seuss had it right: Horton really does hear a Who. Wild elephants can distinguish between human languages, and they can tell whether a voice comes from a man, woman or boy, a new study says.
They’ve enjoyed some fabulous on-camera camaraderie as co-coaches on “The Voice” and it turns out Shakira and Blake Shelton also work pretty well together in the studio. The “Hips Don’t Lie” dame enlisted the country crooner for a duet...Show More Summary
Los Angeles writer, comedian, and “man of a kajllion voices” Brock Baker of BrocksDubs created a funny video where celebrities at the 2014 Oscars are dubbed over with all sorts of silly voices.
Skype has been a popular VoIP or voice over internet protocol tool for a long time. Its widely used from people who simply want to stay in touch with the people they care about to businesses who deem it a cost effective telepresence solution. Show More Summary
This week the March Logo Madness moves out of surf (last week’s winner was Thalia Surf Shop) and into skate with the face-offs shown above. Click the link, vote, and let your voice be heard above the logo raving masses. For the official word from Valhalla Design & Conquer, follow the jump.A competition to find […]
Ilya Kaminsky writes about Rae Armantrout for the Boston Review blog today. Kaminsky makes the distinction between the poet as “bard and storyteller—one who who sings” and other sorts, “those who chanted, cast spells, shrieked or whispered nonsense or fragments of words or images, making magic come into being through language.” Personally, I’m not in [...]
There's something about my voice that lends itself to dirty book narration --- or maybe it's just because I'm not afraid to say filthy things with conviction. Read more
PostSecret, the ongoing community art project by Frank Warren in which people mail in personal secrets that are then published online, is launching a new endeavor—PostSecret: Out Loud. While the original project receives submissions in the form of postcards, Post: Secret Out Loud allows participants to record their confessions as voice messages. Selected messages will [...]
This little girl just put your karaoke career to shame. Blessed with a voice that would make Billie Holiday proud, 7-year-old Angelina Jordan Astar stunned the judges from Norway's Got Talent with her soulful cover of the late-jazz singer's...Show More Summary
Harold Ramis dies. Conservatives declare their love for him and his films. It is therefore only a matter of time before Ramis is smeared as racist. The Village Voice did the honors last week by lashing out at one of the most iconic scenes...Show More Summary
Who was excited for the glorious return of Bob’s Burger’s? Last night’s episode — FART SONG! — was one of the best episodes in recent memory. To celebrate, Dan Mintz and John Roberts — the voices of Tina Belcher and Linda Belcher, respectively — stopped by Reddit to answer fan questions along with series creator Loren Bouchard.
Apple today released iOS 7.1, adding support for its new CarPlay automobile integration, manual control for Siri voice commands and better TouchID support. The company also claimed to have fixed a bug that caused the homescreen to crash, which should hopefully address the issue where iOS devices randomly restart themselves. Show More Summary