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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Meet the Mega-Earth

3 June 2014 0

Harvard researchers have found a whole new kind of planet. It’s just like ours, only way bigger: Astronomers announced today that they have discovered a […]

Farewell, Spitzer telescope?

30 May 2014 0

Nature covers the hard decisions that NASA faces in its latest budget… which may include shutting down a great space telescope (and an asteroid watchdog) […]

Howdy, neighbor!

18 April 2014 0

Universe Today celebrates a Goldilocks discovery. The Kepler mission has found a planet just the right size and in just the right place to have […]

Faster computers will find aliens.

26 March 2014 0

If you never thought cosmic loneliness was a computing problem, think again. In Popular Mechanics, SETI leader Seth Shostak says Moore’s Law means we’ll find […]

SONG: “The Impossible One”

23 January 2014 0

SONG: “The Impossible One” [Download] (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: Based on “Earth-mass exoplanet is no Earth twin,” Nature, 6 […]

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