A Magicicada septendecim, a periodical cicada. (Photo: Public Domain) This spring, after some 17 years beneath the ground, billions of cicadas announced their return with a cacophony of shrill chirps. Of course, we're not the first to take take note of the winged, red eyed bugs; ancient civilizations lived with them, too. Show More Summary
The cricket ran off the other day. That’s the kind of summer we’re having. The insects are fleeing the house. Actually, after weeks of chirping from behind the fridge, the cricket just wandered out one morning to see what all the yelling was about. For, as my wife Posh was complaining about the...
The plague came early this year: a distant chirping borne aloft on a hot, sluggish wind—the ominous harbinger of a season of blight and misery. I am talking, of course, about songs with whistling in them. They’re something of a summer...Show More Summary
I woke Sunday morning to my phone chirping that a new text message had arrived. It was from my radio show co-host, Steph Taylor inviting me to a vigil to be held in our local town… a vigil for Orlando. I did not know anything had happened...Show More Summary
The noise, which lasted about a second, emanated from the collision of black holes roughly 14 and 8 times as massive as the sun.
Last month, a few hand-sized, hexagonal robots took over a third-grade classroom in Southborough, Massachusetts. They climbed a whiteboard and drew all over it while flashing multicolored LED’s and chirping musically. All the while, they were teaching kids to code. Meet Root — a robot being beta-tested by its creators at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for... Read more »
ucresearch: How dolphins could be communicating with their snot You’ve probably heard those cute chirps that dolphins make, but how do they make them? Turns out the answer might be dolphin snot. Most scientists believe those echolocation sounds are created when air forced through their nasal passage causes lumps of tissue to collide and vibrate. Show More Summary
As far as seasons go, Summer is generally a fan favorite. The grass is green, the birds are chirping, and we all actually have a reason to wear sunglasses. Summer is so great, in fact, that we regularly fantasize about having it for the other nine-odd months of the year. Show More Summary
This is a short video of Kiwi the parakeet activating Siri on an iPhone. Kiwi says, "I'm Kiwi, I'm a parakeet. A parakeet. Hey Siri." Then chirps, then clams up and never asks Siri anything, presumably because Kiwi already has all the answers. OMG, tell me how I die. Hit the jump for the video, which you can stop watching after twenty seconds because it's very anticlimactic.
Complete silence, not even a chirp. That's what many Cricket customers, myself included, where greeted by this evening as the AT&T based network suffered a several hour long service outage.
The phones are ringing off the hook in the basement of IDIO Gallery, and no one is answering them.
BIALOWIEZA, Poland (Reuters) - Inside Poland's ancient Bialowieza Forest, birds chirp and bison graze as visitors explore the lush green surroundings, a home to boars, beavers, lynx - and beetles.
Dolly Parton knows how to make an entrance, even on the phone. “Dolly on the line!” she chirps in that instantly recognizable Tennessee twang. The country behemoth is preparing for her first major tour in 20 years...
Spring time means the dawn of birds chirping, bees buzzing, and Game of Thrones characters dying. The hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, features a variety of families fighting politically and physically in game to capture the Iron Throne. Show More Summary
Pedro Mealha's cuckoo clocks don't look anything like a Swiss mountain chalet! They have modern shapes and forms and often vibrant, eye-popping colors. But one thing hasn't changed a bit: each one has a cuckoo that chirps like the classic ones. Show More Summary
I’m sitting next to the Nolichucky River near Erwin, TN, approximately 340 miles and exactly 44 days from my start at Springer Mountain. Bird chirps punctuate the low, soft whoosh of river water over rocks. Sun filters sparsely through dense pines and the occasional maple. I’ve walked a half mile from the hostel for solitude......
Imagine living in a remote cabin in a ghost town in Montana, where all you can hear is the chirping of the birds and the faint whistle of the wind
If Porsche comes out with a mid-engine 911 race car for 2017, it won’t be their first. Behold the absolutely bonkers twin-turbo 911 GT1 Evo race car, or proof that Porsche would call just about anything a 911 if it allowed them to win. Read more...
WSOF lightweight champ Justin Gaethje said former Bellator champ Will Brooks has been chirping about a fight on social media for a long time.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Radio Highlight, Videos, WSOF