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The Sounds That Haunted U.S. Diplomats in Cuba? Lovelorn Crickets, Scientists Say

by Carl Zimmer

Diplomatic officials may have been targeted with an unknown weapon in Havana. But a recording of one “sonic attack” actually is the singing of a very loud cricket, a new analysis concludes.

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Foto © Aart G. Broek

In November 2016, American diplomats in Cuba complained of persistent, high-pitched sounds followed by a range of symptoms, including headaches, nausea and hearing loss.

Exams of nearly two dozen of them eventually revealed signs of concussions or other brain injuries, and speculation about the cause turned to weapons that blast sound or microwaves. Amid an international uproar, a recording of the sinister droning was widely circulated in the news media.

Please, continue reading the article on the The New York Times website, January 4, 2019.





on 06.01.2019 at 21:03
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