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Silence Is Speaking... Will We Listen?

Cassidy Hall | Posted 10.23.2014 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

I'm continually engulfed in modern day life with beeps, vibrations, commercials, news feeds -- a variety of attacks on all my senses. Yet, silence's mystifying self still delicately reaches for my curious heart.

Scientist, Soprano Team Up To Test Theory About Violins

Posted 03.31.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/29/2013 11:12 AM EDT on LiveScience Virtuosos who describe the singing voice of a violin ma...

Science, Concert Halls and Egos

Eric J. Heller | Posted 05.19.2013 | Science
Eric J. Heller

Bitter criticism of new performance spaces is apparently a fairly recent phenomenon. Only after a science of architectural acoustics was born and consultants began to make recommendations did people apparently become aware of blameworthy acoustics and blameworthy consultants.

Meteors Don't Strike Twice

Eric J. Heller | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science
Eric J. Heller

A loud boom sounding like a major piece of artillery frightens your normally quiet neighborhood. Houses shake and dishes rattle. Later the TV news reports that the boom was heard over many miles, but nothing exploded. No supersonic aircraft flew by. Someone saw yellow light in the sky.

Why Stonehenge May Have Made Ancient Pagans Feel 'Different'

Posted 05.03.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/03/2012 08:20 AM EDT on LiveScience The stone slabs of England's Stonehenge may have been...

A Magical Night of Music and Another Triumph for Toronto: The Grand Opening of The Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Bronfman

Friday night's grand opening of The Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall proved that Toronto has truly become one of the world's top cities for the performing arts.