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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 4.14

The Steady as She Goes edition

A new study indicates that a woman’s voice doesn’t change throughout her menstrual cycle. “At study’s end, the researchers ran the voice samples through acoustical analysis software to measure eight voice parameters, such as degree of voice breaks, number of voice breaks, fundamental frequency and shimmer (which describes varying degrees of loudness). Computer analysis revealed no statistically significant differences in the voice parameters between the different hormonal phases of the menstrual cycle for each woman. There were also no statistically significant differences in voice characteristics for each woman from cycle to cycle, or between women who were using hormonal contraceptives and those who were not.” (via Physorg.com)

Eating steak and eggs, peeing on a bus, and other nutty pre-launch superstitions. (via Discoblog)

Welcome Trust/Guardian science writing competition is accepting submissions. Sorry, it’s open to people in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland only. (via Punctuated Equilibrium)

How Teletubbies watch the telly. (via Neatorama)

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