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  • Cassowary - Casuarius casuarius (Dad and Chicks)
    Nature Sounds
    Nature Sounds

    This was an amazing close range encounter allowing me to captured a male Cassowary feeding with his two chicks. The high pitched whistle is the sounds of the chicks the low frequency thumping sound is the call of the male Cassowary. This is a low res preview of the recording, if you are interested in the full recording please contact me. I hope you enjoy this recording! Copyright Tai Inoue at Nature Sounds 2017

  • The Flood
    Newsweek Tech & Science

    Here are four tracks from The Flood, by The Lyre Ensemble, with Stef Conner on vocals, Andy Lowings on lyre, and produced by Mark Harmer. Read about it here: Order album here:

  • Ultra Cold Liquid Helium-3

    If you're squeamish, you may not want to listen to the strange whistle of ultra-cold liquid helium-3 that changes volume relative to the North Pole and Earth's rotation. When ultra-cold liquid helium-4 was squashed through an array of tiny apertures, a phenomenon occurred in which the helium-4 repeatedly sped up, slowed down and vibrated. This produced a "quantum whistle" -- a whistling sound that went from high to low.

  • Speeding Through Titan's Haze

    This recording is a laboratory reconstruction of the sounds heard by Huygens' microphones - the probe that entered the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. Several sound samples, taken at different times during the descent, are here combined together and give a realistic reproduction of what a traveller on board Huygens would have heard during one minute of the descent through Titan's atmosphere. Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

  • Gravity Assist Podcast, Jupiter with Jared Espley

    As large as 1,000 Earths, Jupiter is the heavy hitter of the solar system. Even its Great Red Spot is larger than Earth, yet it’s shrinking! In this episode of Gravity Assist, Planetary Science Director Jim Green talks with Jared Espley of NASA’s Juno mission about how Jupiter got to be so big, what may lie beneath Jupiter’s cloud tops, and its four remarkable and diverse Galilean moons—from icy Europa to volcanic Io. We’ll also hear eerie sounds around the giant planet from Juno’s Waves instrument.

  • Let’s Make America Smart Again, with Fareed Zakaria
    StarTalk Radio

    In the first episode of our special edition Cosmic Queries series, “Let’s Make America Smart Again,” Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Chuck Nice welcome CNN’s Fareed Zakaria to break down the impact of immigration on science and technology in America.  NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free. Find out more at

  • Voyager Plasma Sounds

    These melodious tones are created at a special frequency in a plasma with a magnetic field. The frequency is set by the number of electrons in a given volume (the electron density) and the strength of the magnetic field. Hence, the frequency of these waves, called upper hybrid waves, can provide a very accurate measure of the density of the plasma; a fundamental property of the Jovian environment of interest to scientists. These emissions were acquired by Voyager 2 as it passed through the outer magnetosphere in 1979.

  • Gravity Assist Podcast, Mars with Bruce Jakosky and Michael Meyer

    With Jim Green today is the “man about Mars,” Bruce Jakosky from the University of Colorado. Bruce is the principal investigator of NASA's MAVEN mission. Joining them is Michael Meyer the lead Mars scientist at NASA Headquarters.

  • A Conversation with Edward Snowden (Part 1)
    StarTalk Radio

    Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with whistleblower Edward Snowden via robotic telepresence from Moscow. In Part 1, they discuss Isaac Newton, knowledge and learning, the Periodic Table, encryption and privacy, and much more.

  • EnLIGHTenment - Ocean and Earth
    Nature Sounds
    Nature Sounds

    EnLIGHTenment - Ocean and Earth 2016. Enlightenment is a multi channel 3D projection in response to the historical Cairns library and the natural environment so dominant in the far North. The project ran over two consecutive festivals and developed over this period combining digital video, 3D animation, projection mapping, photography and sound to create awe-inspiring 3D illusions, depicting some of the most distinctive aspects of the region’s wildlife, from giant barramundi to brilliant Ulysses butterflies.. The work draws upon distinctive natural elements relative to Cairns and this region, provides a moment of synergy between nature and architecture, The work includes a commissioned spoken word component by local writer Jessica Hart, responsive to the influences of place on our condition and referencing how inspirational the natural world can be in our pursuit of creativity, Knowledge and wisdom. The library is of cause an essential place to explore and share such ideas .The sound design included real recordings of local species to accompany the visuals 3 channel synchronised projection, 3d animation, stereo sound, Cairns city Library Cairns festival, cairns, QLD, Australia Visual artist – Craig Walsh associated artist . Russell Miledge Animator – Steven Thomasson Sound design – Tai Inoue Poetry/Spoken word – Jessica Hart musical score – Robert Wilson Video link -

  • A Singing Comet
    European Space Agency

    UPDATE (20 Aug 2015): What made the comet sing? Scientists working on Rosetta's RPC instrument have found out why 67P/C-G was singing. Via == ORIGINAL Citation (Oct 2014): Rosetta’s Plasma Consortium (RPC) has uncovered a mysterious ‘song’ that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is singing into space. The comet seems to be emitting a ‘song’ in the form of oscillations in the magnetic field in the comet’s environment. It is being sung at 40-50 millihertz, far below human hearing, which typically picks up sound between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. To make the music audible to the human ear, the frequencies have been increased in this recording. This sonification of the RPC-Mag data was compiled by German composer Manuel Senfft ( Read full details in ESA's Rosetta blog: Copyright Notice Original Data Credit: ESA/Rosetta/RPC/RPC-MAG Sonification: TU Braunschweig/IGEP/Manuel Senfft, CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 Thumbnail image credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

  • Cosmic Queries: Altered States, with Bill Nye
    StarTalk Radio

    If you think this episode will be filled with questions about pot and LSD, you’d be right. But Chuck Nice also throws a few other Cosmic Queries at host Bill Nye, from how to get more women into STEM to the potential impact of discovering life on Mars. NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free

  • Scientists Find That Saturn's Rotation Period Is A Puzzle

    On approach to Saturn, data obtained by the Cassini spacecraft are already posing a puzzling question: How long is the day on Saturn? Credit: NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency

  • Cosmic Questions In Comic Book Form

    In The Dialogues, a new graphic novel by theoretical physicist Clifford Johnson, the superheroes are scientists—€”and they can teach you a thing or two about physics.

  • A Rocket on a Rocket

    Episode 25 features Wahab Alshahin, Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer, who talks about what a launch abort system is, how it works, and why it's necessary to send humans to space. This episode was recorded on July 12, 2017.

  • Cassini Shields Up

    Before settling into orbit around Saturn, Cassini faced a white-knuckle ride through the plane of the planet’s rings. When converted into an audio file, the interstellar cacophony is reminiscent of a hellstorm on Earth.

  • Huygens Audio
    European Space Agency

    This minute-long sound file covers about 4 hours of real time - from when ESA's Huygens probe deployed its main parachute and started transmitting, down to its landing on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, two and a half hours later and then around an hour on the surface. The sound is a tone whose frequency depends on the strength of Huygens' signal as received by the receiver on board Cassini. This in turn depends on the distance between Cassini and Titan, and on the angle Cassini is seen from the probe. Cassini-Huygens is a joint NASA/ESA/ASI mission. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft continues to orbit Saturn, making an extensive survey of the ringed planet and its moons. The ESA Huygens probe is the first to land on a world in the outer Solar System - on the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Data from Cassini and Huygens may offer clues about how life began on Earth. More information at Audio: ESA/HASI (M. Fulchignoni) CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO Image copyright notice: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Source:

  • StarTalk SoundBite: Will Unacceptable Behavior Decrease in 2018?
    StarTalk Radio
    StarTalk Radio

    How fast can culture evolve? Listen as Natalia Reagan talks about her hopes and predictions for a 2018 with less harassment and other types of "unacceptable behavior." Plus, hear Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice discuss the cultural shift beyond 2018. If you like this StarTalk SoundBite, be sure to tune in to the full StarTalk Radio episode "Predictions: This Year in Science" at

  • #ICYMI - Extended Classic: The Science of “The Catch”
    StarTalk Radio

    Was it skill? Was it science? Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly investigate Odell Beckham Jr.’s one-handed catch, with Joe Bevier of Nike, coach Jay Norvell, and physicist John Eric Goff. Now extended with Chuck, Gary and John answering Cosmic Queries about size vs. speed and the impact of the Magnus effect. Don’t miss an episode of Playing with Science. Subscribe to our channels on: TuneIn: Apple Podcasts: GooglePlay Music: SoundCloud: Stitcher: NOTE: StarTalk All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.

  • Gravity Assist Podcast, Mercury with Faith Vilas

    Our virtual tour of the solar system continues with Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun. Since it’s tough to observe Mercury except at dawn or twilight, most of what we know about Mercury is from NASA’s Mariner 10 and MESSENGER missions.