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NASA Releases “Remix” of Sounds From a Black Hole NASA has debunked the misconception that space is silent by releasing a “remix” of sound from a black hole in the Perseus galaxy cluster, captured by the Chandra X-ray Observatory—and it’s haunting. In a tweet NASA says, “Most space is a vacuum, providing no way for sound waves to travel. A galaxy cluster has so much …

New Study Reveals What Fish Talk About

Scientists have found that acoustic communication under the sea is relied upon by fish even more than previously believed. These “boops, honks and hoots” (though some make noises akin to croaks and hums) are “a major mode of communication among fish, rather than just limited to a few oddballs.” Published in the scientific journal Ichthyology & Herpetology, the paper by Cornell University researchers reveals that fish …

Sustainably Harvested Palo Santo

Each of the four to six sticks per box in Sounds’ Sustainably Harvested Palo Santo set have been collected and split (into four- to five-inch pieces) from naturally fallen trees in Ecuador and Peru’s dry forests. The NY-based, woman-owned brand donates 30% of the profits from the palo santo’s sale to a rotating list of non-profit organizations.