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Science songster interview #4: Jay Clark

Below is our interview with Jay Clark, yet another participant in the NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence program. Stay tuned for more interview with NON-NIMBioS science songsters! SAS&M: DESCRIBE YOUR CURRENT WORK AS A SONGWRITER/MUSICIAN IN A SENTENCE. JC: My current work as … Continue reading

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More science/music links for your clicking pleasure

Thanks to Theresa Britschgi of Seattle Biomed and Linda Martin-Morris of UW for sharing some of these. • National Science Foundation Slowly Turning STEM to STEAM. “In their Innovation study The Conference Board asked, ‘Are Educators and Executives Aligned on … Continue reading

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Science songster interview #1: Kay Stanton

With this post we introduce a new series on the SAS&M blog, in which we will interview people who write and sing science and math songs. To kick it off, we emailed the participants in the NIMBios Songwriter in Residence … Continue reading

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Science Song of the Week #53: Cyanobacteria

Photosynthesis conducted by cyanobacteria is thought to have been important in adding oxygen to the earth’s environment billions of years ago. A new study suggests that early animals, who came on the scene much later, might have found cyanobacteria-containing microbial … Continue reading

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Highlights from this weekend’s database update

1. Most heavily annotated science song ever? The May 2011 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases devotes five pages to a science song called The Crab Hole Mosquito Blues — one page to the lyrics and four pages to 23 footnotes … Continue reading

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Science Song of the Week #50: Ants!

We have Science News to thank for the sci-fi-esque headline “Giant ants once roamed Wyoming.” The new species, Titanomyrma lubei, is related to giant ants previously found in German fossils. These long-distance relatives bolster the notion that the climate of … Continue reading

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Improvements to song database’s user interface

The Sing About Science song database (formerly known as MASSIVE) has been around since 2004, but its user interface has hardly changed at all since then. That’s mostly because my maintenance of the database is more of a hobby than … Continue reading

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Science Song of the Week #48: “Amazing DNA”

On Monday the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the category of explanatory reporting. Its winning feature was a series called One in a billion: A boy’s life, a medical mystery. A central focus of the series was … Continue reading

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A few quick links

• The Art of Science Learning blog has posted a very informative entry called The Art of Scientific and Technological Innovations. As Robert Root-Bernstein writes, “Arts don’t just prettify science or make technology more aesthetic; they often make both possible.” … Continue reading

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Science Song of the Week #47: “Echolocation”

The Wired headline says, Bats are worth at least $3 billion per year. Brandon Keim explains: The estimates are an informed, back-of-the-envelope calculation based on earlier research by study co-author Tom Kunz, a Boston University bat specialist who in 2006 … Continue reading

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