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Summer catch-up, part 3

This might not be a real trend, but it sure feels like one. Facilitating student science songwriting and performing is hard, and past efforts along these lines have seemed pretty intermittent and isolated. But a number of additional related projects … Continue reading

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Who took the music out?

When Florida schoolteacher/musician J.P. Taylor first told me about a book-in-progress consisting mostly of revised song lyrics presented as poems, I was skeptical. Why would somebody want to take a bunch of catchy science songs and strip them of their … Continue reading

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More from the NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence program

Catherine Crawley of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) reports several items of interest: • A paper by herself and Pamela Bishop about the NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence program was published earlier this year in a volume of conference … Continue reading

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Music from Mars

The latest science music-related publicity blitz concerns the first-ever transmission of a song to Earth from another planet — in this case, Mars. The song is “Reach For The Stars” by will.i.am of the hip hop group The Black Eyed … Continue reading

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Late-May links catchup

• Webby Award winner Björk’s iPad mixes music with science. • Rap group writes educational song for water firm. • Sometimes a tune helps teach biology. • 3-Year-Old’s ‘Periodic Table’ Song Makes Chemistry Catchy & Cute. • Mountain View Elementary … Continue reading

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Makin’ Yak Tracks

Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in the Yakima Science and Engineering Festival, co-sponsored by the University of Washington’s GEAR UP program and the UW Genome Sciences GEM (Genetics, the Environment, and Me) project. My role yesterday was to … Continue reading

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Links to Amygdaloids stuff and more

• Rappin’ the math at St. Francis MS. “With a glittery dollar sign flashing from the front of her baggy sweatshirt, Mary Jo Deschene, math teacher turned rapper for a day, begins to rap about fractions to the amusement of … Continue reading

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Festival song contest: the finalists!

The USA Science & Engineering Festival has announced the finalists in its song contest. We at SingAboutScience.org are partial to the song “I Want to Sing About Science” by David Newman, but we urge you to listen to all of … Continue reading

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Bjork’s Biophilia buzz

Biophilia, the latest album from Icelandic recording artist Bjork, was released on October 11 after months of anticipation. This collection of tunes and corresponding iPad apps is perhaps the most noteworthy science-related release from a mainstream musical act since They … Continue reading

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A SingAboutScience.org tribute song!

David Newman, with whom I collaborated on Scientific State of Mind, has written and recorded a new song that pays tribute to this website! David has also started a Science Songbook blog that is worth checking out. Thanks for the … Continue reading

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