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String Theory Song: A Catchy Rap to Explain the Physics of Superstrings

Finally, a catchy, simple tune to help the non-physicists among us understand string theory. Michael Wilson, aka Coma Niddy, breaks down what has to be the most complicated, labyrinthine theory int he history of science with easy-to-remeber verses like: Everything is made of atomsAtoms are made of a bunch of thingsLike Protons, neutrons, Electrons, and quarksAnd [...]

Rolling in the Higgs

(YouTube link) Tim Blais wrote the geekiest-ever lyrics to the tune of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” It’s about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and its mission to find the Higg-Boson subatomic particle. The lyrics are at the YouTube page and in an article about Blais’ A Capella Science project at Scientific AmericaN. Link -via Metafilter

Embrace the Remix

In this ten-minute video, Kirby Ferguson explains how the basic elements of a “remix” are actually the core parts of all creative work. Ferguson uses Bob Dylan as a case study — and he’s right to do so. Dylan’s early work was clearly based on other folk tunes, and there’s nothing wrong with [...]

Joss Whedon Sings!

(YouTube Link) Joss Whedon writes hit television shows, directs blockbuster films and apparently he’s also one hell of a singer. Watch him belt out a tune in an episode of The American Life from 2010, a tune from Commentary! The Musical, which originally appeared on the DVD edition of Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along. It’s pure geeky musical love, [...]

The Late Movies: Every Major’s Terrible

Two years ago I wrote an article on the webcomic xkcd and the influence it has on its fans. We had another example this week. Monday, Randall Munroe posted a comic called Every Major’s Terrible. It was a multi-panel comic about the difficulty of selecting a college major, with rhyming lyrics we were told went [...]

The Best and Worst Political Campaign Songs (But Mostly the Worst)

With the campaign for the Republican nomination in full swing, candidates are beginning to rally their bases, retool their talking points and (cue the intro music, please!) select their campaign songs—those upbeat little ditties that play at rallies, speeches and pretty much whenever a candidate walks on stage. The Art of Choosing the Right Campaign [...]

Are dogs born with "caninine telepathy" ?

A new study suggests that dogs are so in tune with us that they may even be able to read our minds. Dogs have been attributed with being able to sense…

Weezer Rocks for Freedom

(YouTube link) Make no mistake, I am well and truly over Antoine “Bed Intruder” Dodson. But that doesn’t mean that the Auto-Tune the News kingmakers behind his phenomenon aren’t awesome. They’re back, they’re better than ever, and they brought company! Weezer appears as special guests in the latest video from The Gregory Brothers aka “Auto-Tune the News”. [...]

Isle of Tune

Isle of tune is a music sequencer that’s as visual as it is aural. You build a virtual roadway and line it with objects that make sounds as your cars drive past them. It could be fun to build, but I never got past watching the landscapes that others have built. They can be quite [...]

Gregory Brothers (Auto-Tune the News) Explain Their Success

The Gregory Brothers are well-known among internet nerds for their Auto-Tune the News video series. The band appeared last week at the Google ZeitGeist conference, and explained how it all happened — particularly how their recent “Bed Intruder Song” entered the Billboard Hot 100 without any label support, and while only available via the iTunes [...]