SONG: Heavy In My Head

SONG: “Heavy In My Head.”

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Anxiety can impact people’s walking direction,” Science Daily, 19 Jan. 2016, as used in the post “Nervous people walk to the left.

ABSTRACT:
Yes, this song is late. I’m not entirely sure why – I had the music *basically* down by the second week of January, and the lyrics by the middle of the week of the 23rd. But as usual, ran out of time to record them. Not to mention a space to record them in. Or… something. Hmm.

So…

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Science Art: PIA18353: Janus and Tethys by Cassini (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

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A big moon and a little moon, orbiting Saturn.

Moons like Tethys (660 miles or 1,062 kilometers across) are large enough that their own gravity is sufficient to overcome the material strength of the substances they are made of (mostly ice in the case of Tethys) and mold them into spherical shapes. But small moons like Janus (111 miles or 179 kilometers across) are not massive enough for their gravity to form them into a sphere. Janus and its like are left as irregularly …

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Science Art: Geology, by Brad Paisley

Yeah, this was just rebroadcast on Prairie Home Companion this weekend. But why not?

A pretty good country song that does everything you’d want a science song to do.

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Science Art: Flaming Storms on the Sun's Face

dthornebooks_stormsonsunsface

First found on dthorne books.

I’m guessing this came from a very old Scientific American (maybe 1930s?), but can’t really say for sure.

Welcome, 2016.

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Sorry, our comet is missing.

30 December 2007 0

Astronomers at the University of Hawaii recently had to make a strange correction to the Deep Impact mission. The ship, which thrilled scientists in 2005 […]

Cell phone gourmand.

29 December 2007 0

New Scientist unveils yet another thing Nokia is designing cell phones to do – read the menu for you: Snap a picture of, say, a […]

Songs for Giant Isopods

27 December 2007 0

[n.b.: Subsequent to writing this post, I wound up writing a song about isopods myself. I think it’s one of my better ones; check it […]

Bad Astronomer’s Top 10

24 December 2007 0

The so-called Bad Astronomer picked the top 10 astronomy pictures of 2007. Go and see them. They’re beautiful.

SONG: Jaekelopterus!

23 December 2007 1

SONG: “Jaekelopterus!” [Download] (To download: right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. Dui, shi wo. (Oui, c’est moi.) SOURCE: ““Giant Claw Points to Monster Sea Scorpion”, […]

Science Art: The Helix Nebula

23 December 2007 0

At the very center of this giant, staring eye is a white dwarf star. It’s located about 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius. The […]

The Pale Blue Dot

22 December 2007 0

Found via Barbelith. More on the film is available at palebluefilms.com. Good Yule, fellow dot-fractions. Stay warm during this longest night.

Power from space.

20 December 2007 0

It’s nice to see this idea is still being kicked around – and taken more seriously now that oil prices are rising so dramatically. It […]

One word: Plastics.

19 December 2007 1

PopSci reports on why one man thinks the petroleum industry wants him dead. Frank Pringle has figured out a way to turn plastics back into […]

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