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)

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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SONG: The Imperial Worm

25 September 2010 1

SONG: “The Imperial Worm” [Download] . (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: Based on “Warrior Worms Swallow Enemies Whole”, Discovery News, […]

Song delay.

23 September 2010 0

This hasn’t been a week for lyrics. September’s song will be completely shortly, followed by another penitential cover.

Compassionate kids, caveman kids.

23 September 2010 0

You want a child who’s smart, calm and caring? Science Daily recommends doing it like the Neanderthals: Three new studies led by Notre Dame Psychology […]

Do not fear the super-spud.

21 September 2010 0

New Scientist is considerably cheerier about another transgenic thing coming out of the sub-continent – a new generation of high-protein potatoes: Subra Chakraborty and colleagues […]

Fear the superbug. Fear it.

20 September 2010 0

Wired is feeling… apprehensive… about the latest progress made by the “Indian superbug” gene: This week, I’m at ICAAC (the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial […]

Worms, organize!

17 September 2010 1

It’s not just ants and naked mole rats that organize into eerily intelligent colonies, Discovery News says. Worms are getting in on the action, too: […]

Prescription pop.

16 September 2010 0

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University are using music (and audio engineering) to treat pain and depression – by mapping out emotional terrain in pop songs: […]

Duck penis competition.

15 September 2010 0

This is so going to trigger spam filters, but I don’t care. Science News has reported breaking news… that male ducks grow bigger penises when […]

The Michigan extinction event.

13 September 2010 0

It’s happening now, the CS Monitor writes. The entire Lake Michigan ecosystem is collapsing: The quagga [mussel] is found in all of the Great Lakes; […]

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