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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Fish are saving the planet.

9 June 2014 0

Aquaman may have had more going for him than he gets credit for. Scientific American reveals the amazing power fish have to reverse global warming: […]

One of our submarines is missing.

13 May 2014 0

Actually, gone. Imploded. BBC has more on the tragic end of the deep-sea submersible Nereus: The robotic vehicle Nereus went missing while exploring one of […]

‘The Bloop’ identified.

20 November 2012 0

I’m not sure when this happened, but NOAA thinks they’ve finally identified the mysterious underwater sound known as ‘The Bloop’: The broad spectrum sounds recorded […]

Davy Jones’ shipping containers.

8 April 2011 0

You might have heard the phrase “acceptable losses” being tossed around in corporate contexts, but Singularity Hub’s taken a closer look at a shipping phenomenon […]

Arctic submarines.

28 February 2011 0

The US Navy, Nature reports, is taking some time out to give scientists a look at what goes on beneath the Arctic Circle: Nature talked […]

Seal scientists.

11 October 2010 0

Science News reports on an Antarctic project that’s been hiring a crew of oceanographers who *really* feel at home in the water: Seals, walruses, whales […]

How NASA finds oil.

22 July 2010 0

Unfortunately, as NPR reveals, we’re not talking about the kind that’s still safely underground: The NASA Earth Observatory explains that since ocean waters are never […]

Washing away.

30 April 2010 0

Slate (yeah, not the first place I look for science news, but hey) unearths the sad truth about beaches that aren’t going to be beaches […]

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