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Changes afoot

After a particularly trying month with our previous web host, we have moved our site over to the servers of the Open Science Federation, an organization devoted to improving public access to science. Thanks to OSF director Brian Glanz for … Continue reading

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Other science music blogs (yes, they exist)

I don’t know if readers of this blog pay any attention to the sidebar links to other blogs, but you should. There’s some interesting stuff there. When I first compiled a list of related blogs, I had to give it … Continue reading

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SAS&M database: another step forward

Last month I noted some changes on the database search results page, which made the page less cluttered and more visually appealing. This week I added another significant feature: user-entered search terms are now highlighted on the results page. The … Continue reading

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Improved (?) display of database search results

Whenever Facebook modifies its user interface, initial feedback seems to be overwhelmingly negative. People are up in arms, complaining that the new display is confusing, counterintuitive, and generally much, much worse than the old one. They threaten to migrate to … Continue reading

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New database feature: keywords shown in lyrical excerpts

For the past month or so, I’ve been slowly working on a new feature for the song database. Until now, keyword searches of the database have been somewhat unsatisfying in that, to see the context of the keyword for each … Continue reading

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Searching for songs that target specific ages

I’m pleased to announce that the SingAboutScience.org database now has a “limit search results to songs for a specific age range” feature. This should make it easier for teachers, parents, and others to find songs that are suitable for their … Continue reading

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The periodicity of the “Science Song of the Week”

It has been an interesting journey to create this blog without an exact purpose in mind, then watch it evolve. In the beginning there were no recurring themes or features besides the fact that this would be a blog about … Continue reading

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Ahhhhhhh, that’s it….

I’ve been making some behind-the-scenes changes to SingAboutScience.org, extending the website usage statistics collected via Google Analytics. One of the changes I made concerns the results page for database searches that return zero matches. To make sure that my revised … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Blogspot; hello, WordPress!

When we started the Sing About Science & Math blog in April 2010, we weren’t quite sure what we would do with it or how it would relate to the rest of the Sing About Science project, so we just … Continue reading

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