Monday, April 14, 2014

Total eclipse of the... Moon

"Tell all your friends about the total eclipse of the Moon" April 14/15 from North America. I'll be up at 12:30 to check it out!

Friday, November 8, 2013

A song of our warming planet

This is just lovely: each note is a year, and the pitch is the average global temperature for that year. I find it best to look away from the screen while listening, for the full impact.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Have fun teaching...

These raps are totally, totally awesome. Sadly no visuals, but worth clicking through for the music.

Rockfish Barotrauma

This one comes from Nature staffer Daniel Cressey, who tells Songs about Science: "Skip to 7.00-ish for the rap, but you’ll miss most of the fish hand puppet and the science." Note that apparently the Rockfish puppet is being voiced by famed ichthyologist Milton Love... what a rock star (ha ha).

Monday, August 19, 2013

Liberated Carbon, by Andrew Revkin

I thought I knew who Andrew Revkin was: science journalist extraordinare, author of the "dot Earth" blog for the NY Times. But I didn't know he played guitar. Here's his song, as filmed at the ScienceOnline Climate conference in Washington D.C.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Grad school pressure

Parody of "Inner City Pressure" by Flight of the Conchords, by mcbfollies, whoever that is...