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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Too clean, too sensitive.

30 November 2010 0

Metro.co.uk brings us yet another report on the problems with cleanliness: The modern trend for using antibacterial soaps is actually harming young people by making […]

Saturn’s friendly moon.

29 November 2010 0

Pack up your things! Discover reports that the Cassini Saturn probe has found an oxygen atmosphere around Rhea: Other atmospheres known to exist throughout the […]

SONG: Beyond the Ends of the Earth

23 November 2010 0

SONG: “Beyond the Ends of the Earth” [Download] . (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: Based on “100 Year Starship: Nasa’s […]

Squid can fly.

22 November 2010 0

I am not making that up. Treehugger.com has the photographic evidence of flying squid: “From our observations it seemed like squid engaged in behaviors to […]

Hurt so good.

19 November 2010 0

Yes. Well. New Scientist’s never-so-aptly-named “Short Sharp Science” blog revels in the discovery that the female orgasm is neurologically linked to pain: To get his […]

Reading names, forgetting faces.

17 November 2010 0

Forget your eyes. New Scientist (have I seen them somewhere before?) says all that reading is bad for your memory: The scans firstly confirmed which […]

Sleights of Mind

16 November 2010 0

This is more of a “heads up” than highlighting any particular discovery, but Medical News Today has a review of a fascinating collaboration between neuroscientists […]

Bubbles in the Milky Way

12 November 2010 0

NASA astronomers have found the equivalent of a lost continent in space – a pair of colossal radioactive bubbles rising from the galaxy: NASA’s Fermi […]

Hawking Q&A

10 November 2010 0

Time has a vox-pop interview with professional smartypants Stephen Hawking: Does it feel like a huge responsibility to have people expecting you to have all […]

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