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The Best Pop Science Song of All Time

Yesterday we ran a story about calculations that confirmed earlier news that physicists may be on the verge of discovering the existence of the Higgs boson, which, if it turns out to be true, would be one of the biggest science stories of all time. What concerns me here, though, is not science so much [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Singing Mice May Join Humans and Songbirds As Vocal Learners


My high school biology teacher once told me that nothing was binary in biology except for alive and dead, and pregnant and not pregnant. Any other variation, he said, existed along a continuum. Whether or not the claim is technically accurate, it serves to illustrate an important feature of biological life. That is, very little [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Music and Memory: Robert Sherman, Voice of Your Childhood, Dies at 86


One of the most influential voices of my childhood, and the childhoods of countless others raised alongside that omnipresent mouse, has died at the age of 86. Robert B. Sherman was a songwriter who, with his brother Richard, wrote some of the most beloved and memorable Disney songs. The Sherman brothers were perhaps best known [...]

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