Do people of different races have different voices?

Is there such thing as a Caucasian, Asian, or African voice? And could you actually identify someone's race just by listening to him or her? Admittedly, the whole notion of race is nebulous to say the least — it's a concept that blends physiological and social differences indiscriminately. But there are still… » 7/23/12 8:00am 7/23/12 8:00am

Are women really hardwired to remember deep male voices?

No matter how sophisticated and complex we get as a species, we're still influenced by evolutionary drives millions of years in the making. Case in point: A new study argues that human women are seemingly drawn to deep male voices. But is this study reliable, or just playing on our preconceptions about how men and… » 9/12/11 4:41pm 9/12/11 4:41pm

New synthetic vocal cord gel gives voice to the voiceless

Call it a silent killer: some 6 percent of the U.S. population has some kind of voice disorder, most of those resulting from scarring of the vocal cords that can lead to diminishing or even total loss of the ability to speak. Giving voice to the voiceless, a team of Harvard and MIT researchers have developed a … » 7/16/11 8:00am 7/16/11 8:00am