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Keeping with the Oscars theme, if the previously-posted World Science Festival video was a bit too long for a Sunday evening, Vi Hart has a short and sweet video of a (one-sided) Möbius strip on which she has rigged to play a musical theme from Harry Potter...
If you’re looking around for something to watch this Sunday evening that complements the Oscars, the World Science Festival has a great video which features the Coen Brothers, film composer Carter Burwell, Alec Baldwin, and neuroscientist Aniruddh Patel discussing the emotional effects and role of music in film...
I recently started taking regular trips to the gym as a coping mechanism for the long, cold, oft-polar-vortexed Wisconsin winter. While I love being guided through workouts in a group exercise class, I’ve often lamented the fact that the music the instructors play isn’t always exactly what I want to hear...
There is a shamefully broad gap between the lip service that we Americans give soldiersor “heroes,” as we love to call themand our actual treatment of them.
The New Yorker has a great long read up now on Tyrone Hayes, a researcher who has lead a decades-long scientific and political fight against the use of atrazine, a herbicide that his research strongly suggests causes birth defects...
In honor of Valentines Day, Id like to take a quick look at one of the most fundamental human emotions hate. Wait, that doesnt seem right.
Chain letters hit the right chord of shock, or trigger the right degree of anxiety, which prompts the reader to share the stories or information they contain. To this end, chain letters are actually really well suited to social media because so little effort on the part of the reader is required to pass them on...
The one time I went flying off the side of a mountain on skis, I certainly didn’t mean to. Before I hit the ground, there was a surprising amount of time for reflection—and more on the long painful schlep down to the ambulance...
Reader, be proud. Youre a perceptual expert. As you read, your eyes alternately focus and move along each line of text in a seamless sequence honed over years of practice.
Yesterday Oceana announced the exciting news that they are part recipients of a $53 million commitment over five years from Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of its new Vibrant Oceans initiative, meant to promote fishing reforms in Brazil, The Philippines and Chile, countries which host some of the worlds largest fisheries...
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