20 Sep '11, 4am

Researcher Records 'the Belly of the Earth Groaning'

Researcher Records 'the Belly of the Earth Groaning'

While our science-minded assessment of geological systems have deduced that the planet as merely a composite of rocks, liquids and gases, to our our basic senses Earth seems nearly as alive we are -- and there is no shortage of evidence for this when it comes to sound. Whether it be in a breath of wind or the babbling of a brook, the audible dynamism of the natural world is in many ways analogous to our own. But it turns out, there are some sounds our planet makes that few have ever heard, like the low rumblings from inside the massive glaciers, that are among the most awe-inspiring. For over a decade, Stephanie Spray has traveled to the mountains of Nepal armed with audio recording equipment to capture the region's soundscape. As a graduate student from Harvard University, studying social anthropology, her initial aim was to focus on the sherpa's unique culture and settin...

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