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09

Jul

Neuroscience-based app claims to boost brain power by 400%This music-driven app is designed to increase your attention span and to help you get your work done.

Neuroscience-based app claims to boost brain power by 400%
This music-driven app is designed to increase your attention span and to help you get your work done.

03

Apr

Can animals really dance? Study reveals which animals can, and which can’tStudy looks at YouTube videos of dancing animals and analyzes which creatures can keep a beat.

Can animals really dance? Study reveals which animals can, and which can’t
Study looks at YouTube videos of dancing animals and analyzes which creatures can keep a beat.

12

Mar

Couldn’t get to SXSW? Artist’s sketches provide inside view
Checking in on the plethora of panels and exhibits can be tricky, even for those lucky enough to go to Austin, Texas, and virtually impossible for the rest of us. To make up for it, we’re hoping these sketch notes from Eva-Lotta Lamm, a member of Google’s Android design team, will give you a well-drawn snapshot of a few panels.

10

Mar

Turn down the volume: Why some people don’t like musicPeople with ‘specific musical anhedonia’ may not derive pleasure from music but they can still identify what emotions the music is intended to represent.

Turn down the volume: Why some people don’t like music
People with ‘specific musical anhedonia’ may not derive pleasure from music but they can still identify what emotions the music is intended to represent.

15

Feb

For environmental writer Andy Revkin, it was time to make some musicThe longtime Dot Earth blogger at the New York Times says a 2011 stroke was a wake-up call that helped him rediscover his passion for music.

For environmental writer Andy Revkin, it was time to make some music
The longtime Dot Earth blogger at the New York Times says a 2011 stroke was a wake-up call that helped him rediscover his passion for music.

05

Feb

Ice orchestra performs in ‘gigantic cosmic igloo’
You know music is great when it gives you chills, and in the case of Ice Music, that’s meant quite literally.
 
Based in Luleå, Sweden, Ice Music is a frosty artistic project in which bundled up musicians celebrate the spirit of snowy Lapland winters by playing on instruments handcrafted from blocks of ice.

09

Jan

Drug discovered that gives anyone the ability to have perfect pitchTake a pill, become a musical genius? Scientists have discovered a drug that resets the brain to make this a possibility.

Drug discovered that gives anyone the ability to have perfect pitch
Take a pill, become a musical genius? Scientists have discovered a drug that resets the brain to make this a possibility.

02

Jan

Beyonce’s use of Challenger disaster audio clip upsets astronauts’ familiesThe singer has defended the use of the clip as it was included to enhance the song’s ‘intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones.’

Beyonce’s use of Challenger disaster audio clip upsets astronauts’ families
The singer has defended the use of the clip as it was included to enhance the song’s ‘intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones.’

31

Oct

Why does music give some of us the chills?New study reveals that some people get chills while they listen to music because they have a particular personality trait.

Why does music give some of us the chills?
New study reveals that some people get chills while they listen to music because they have a particular personality trait.

09

Oct

Can singing help you live longer?Singing helps the spirit soar, but does it actually boost the body as well?

Can singing help you live longer?
Singing helps the spirit soar, but does it actually boost the body as well?