Detecting the Earth's Hum for What It Is

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Listen: Hear the Earth Hum

The earth hums, emitting a tone too low for human ears to detect. Geophysicists have finally located the source of the noise. As they report in this week's issue of the journal Nature, it comes from the globe's largest oceans during winter, apparently the result of powerful winter storms. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.



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