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If we took all living things on Earth, pressed them into a carpet, it would be only 4.3mm thick. Why so little?

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Many of us enjoy music from cultures across the world – but do we respond in the same way and does it evoke similar thoughts and feelings?

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Why urban noise has made us angry and ill for eons

The earliest record of a noise complaint goes back 4000 years. Who was to blame, and what can we learn from it? 

November 20, 2023

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