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Francois Hollande
2014-11-01 04:54:18

Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, Churchill all had the ability to enrapture those who heard them speak. What was their special gift? We know it as charisma, but how did they achieve it?

Beatboxing Safer Than Singing
2013-12-23 13:54:18

According to a new study, beatboxing may actually be less harmful to the vocal cords than conventional singing.

Koalas Have A Unique Organ That Allows Mating Calls Similar To Elephants
2013-12-03 04:59:44

Koalas have the appearance of a living teddy bear, inviting many of us to assume they are cute and placid. When mating season starts, however, the males produce a bellow that defies their size and cuteness.

Elephants And Humans Share Similar, Yet Distinct, Vocal Abilities
2013-10-17 12:13:06

A new study on elephant vocalizations reveals that although these magnificent beasts share striking similarities with human vocalizations, as discovered in research last year, there are several key differences between how we make sounds and elephants trumpet theirs.

Reducing Voice Loss In The Elderly With Vocal Training
2013-06-25 05:32:08

Researchers have successfully used vocal training to reduce some of the voice problems experienced by older rats and their work could ultimately lead to new treatment options for aging humans experiencing similar issues.

2012-08-21 12:32:37

A new made-in-the-lab material designed to rejuvenate the human voice, restoring the flexibility that vocal cords lose with age and disease, is emerging from a collaboration between scientists and physicians.

The Mechanics Of An Elephant's Voice
2012-08-03 05:40:41

African elephants are known to communicate with infrasound - extremely low-pitched vocalizations - over a distance of miles. These infrasounds are at a very low frequency rate and are generally below the threshold of human hearing.

2012-04-27 21:46:22

A one-inch long grasshopper can leap a distance of about 20 inches.

Big Cat Roars Similar To Babies Crying
2011-11-03 05:10:16

When lions and tigers roar loudly and deeply – terrifying every creature within earshot – they are somewhat like human babies crying for attention, although their voices are much deeper.

2010-11-22 13:27:01

From a baby's first blurted "bowl!'" for the word "ball" to the whispered goodbye of a beloved elder, the capacity for complex vocalizations is one of humankind's most remarkable attributes -- and perhaps one we take for granted most of our lives.


Latest Vocal folds Reference Libraries

Larynx
2013-01-18 11:20:23

The larynx is an organ that is located within the throat, commonly referred to as the “voicebox”. While the larynx is the primary organ responsible for voice production, it is also crucial in breathing and protecting the airway structures. Location and Structure The larynx is a tube-shaped organ with an average length of four inches. It is located between the hypopharynx and the trachea. It is divided into three sections labeled supraglottis, glottis, and subglottis. The skeletal...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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