Disposable surgical masks best for being heard clearly when speaking, study finds

IMAGE: Masks are an important tool for fighting COVID-19 but wearing one can make it difficult for others to hear us speak. Using a unique laboratory setup, Illinois researcher Ryan Corey… view more  Credit: Photo courtesy Ryan Corey CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researcher Ryan Corey recently heard from a friend who teaches at a school where some […]

Doctors heard music when checking a man’s pulse. Here’s why.

When doctors checked the man’s pulse, they couldn’t believe their ears — they heard music playing, loud and clear, as if someone had turned on a radio. The 65-year-old man arrived at the hospital after he experienced a fall and dislocated his hip, according to a report of the case, published Saturday (Dec. 19) in […]

Women Are Still Not Heard in the Climate Policy Conversation

Climate change effects don’t have the same impact on everyone: Vulnerable groups always have it worse. This discrepancy is apparent even when these groups are not minorities, which is the case for women—half of the world’s population. A new case study from Brazil shows that even when policymaking processes are highly participatory and […]