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Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

Queen of the Sun is a new documentary from Taggart Siegel, director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John among many others. The film is about the crisis of Colony Collapse Disorder, and how different kinds of beekeepers around the world are coping with it. I viewed the film and interviewed Siegel about it — [...]

Möbius Strip Bach

(YouTube Link) This video shows a selection from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering (1747) played forwards, then backwards, then both forwards and backwards at the same time. It was created by mathematical illustrator Jos Leys and science/philosophy blogger Xantox. This Bach piece has long intrigued mathematicians: In each of these canons a musical line is played twice [...]