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Links for April 22, 2013

• The Amygdaloids’ second annual Heavy Mental Variety Show (May 18). “The Amygdaloids will play several suites of our original songs on mind/brain topics: the mind-body problem, memory, emotion, unconscious processes, and mental disorders. Each suite will be preceded by … Continue reading

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Weekend science music events in Seattle and online

• UW, Pacific Science Center team up for weekend science fair (KING 5 News). “KING 5’s Christie Johnson spoke with Greg Crowther, a scientist at UW, who leads the project Sing about Science.” • Music and the Mind: #SciSun Hangout … Continue reading

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Post-Easter links: hip-hopping around the web

• Brahe’s Battles Kickstarter. Tom McFadden’s crowdfunding campaign to raise money for student-created science music videos. 15 days to go! • The Science of Rhyme: An Evening of Neuro-Lyricism. A cognitive neuroscientist, a rapper, and a turntablist walk into a … Continue reading

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Better-late-than-never links

2013 Lab Grammy. In this third annual contest, readers of the journal Biotechniques chose the parody song of the year. My yeast let me down: a love song. Commentary on one of the “Lab Grammy” nominees from NPR’s Robert Krulwich. … Continue reading

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Links: 2 Pi, 20 Benefits, and 5-Line Poems

• 2 Pi: Rhymes and Radii. From NPR. “…As 2 Pi the rapping math teacher, Scott makes learning math cool, while also developing a connection with his students. ‘Students are bored so quickly,’ Scott tells NPR’s David Greene. ‘You know, … Continue reading

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First links of 2013

• Sky’s the limit for singing astrophysicist. “Swift has a doctorate in astrophysics from UC Berkeley, and in his spare time, is actively seeking new planets outside our solar system. He probably could have sung his thesis but probably did … Continue reading

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Post-Halloween links

• How Do Our Brains Process Music? Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne mixes personal experiences with tidbits from the scientific literature. (Thanks to Terry Nathan of UC-Davis for the link.) • Metabolic melodies. Another article about Oregon State biochemistry … Continue reading

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Links du jour

• Terry Nathan and Wendy Silk of UC-Davis steered me to “Whether Weather Affects Music,” a short piece by Karen L. Aplin and Paul D. Williams in volume 93, issue 36 of Eos (a publication of the American Geophysical Union). … Continue reading

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Back-to-school links

• Fire Up Your Kid’s Imagination At The ‘Science Fair’ (NPR)A brief review of a new compilation album with songs from Laura Veirs, Mates of State, Elizabeth Mitchell and more. [Thanks to Karin Mack of UC-Davis for this link.] • … Continue reading

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Milestones and other links

• Physics doo-wop group’s last stand. An account of the final performance of Les Horribles Cernettes, the first band on the web, which came at the Hadronic Music Festival on July 21. • Kickstarter project: an album all about science! … Continue reading

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