Saturday, November 5, 2011

The sound of science

Hello Darwin my old friend... A remake of Simon and Garfunkel with a passion for theory, logic, and, well, science.

Thanks to Eric for this one!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Maybe I'm too blind to see (the Higgs)

This is advertised as 'how Peter Higgs might react if the Higgs Boson isn't found'. Though the lyrics don't really live up to that, it's very pleasant to listen to.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Proud to Be - Interpol's counterfeit medication song

Here's a serious topic - the trafficking of fake meds for conditions like malaria - being tackled by a serious organization - Interpol, yes Interpol - and some serious musicians - Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Youssou N’Dour.

The press release explains it all.

And you should check out a Nature news feature on the topic, written a few years ago by Peter Aldhous (edited by me). You'll need a subscription to read it.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Tim Minchin animated movie ridiculing people who believe homeopathy and 'natural' remedies rock, while 'science' is a flawed philosophy that can't explain psychics etc etc. An awesome rant.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chemists can dance

A mass dance and rap at the Anaheim Convention Center on 28 March at the 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting, in celebration of the International Year of Chemistry. Golly. We're all part of the solution!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Ah, the nostalgic sound of a dial-up modem... sweet music!

Here you can watch, or contribute to, the long-lost art of modem impersonation.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Stories from the Sound

"Stories From The Sound", performed live by The Neutronics. This is purportedly about the European Spallation Source... though it seems pretty peripherally related, if you ask me. She has a nice voice though :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ecological Dynamics Rap

A rap by two Antioch University New England students. This one definitely needs a lyrics sheet - give us one, guys!

I Am A Paleobotanist

Rap (audio only) featuring Kirk Johnson of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science:

Thanks to Alex Witze for this one!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Whatcha gonna do with all that poo

The dangers of nitrogen and phosphorous pollution and a proposed solution. Will you become a vegetarian too?

Singer Cadamole has two other ones:

Hat tip to James Elser for this one!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Rotate your owl

Wonderful use of (apparently real) stock science footage. Top marks.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Yin and Yang

This guy gets an A for effort, attempting to turn this into rap:

It’s a broad spectrum they’ve got to traverse,
And that interdisciplinary emphasis is clear in this verse.


Friday, July 15, 2011

For those about to dissolve, we solute you!

Mark Rosengarten gets educational.

Thanks to reader 'Lib M' for this tip!

Ticket to Antarctica

This one is a bit different, as there's no lyrics. But given the title and the names of the tracks (and because it's nice) thought I'd list it here.

Ticket to Antarctica, KevOz

Soft Atlas

By 13 and God. Very artsy.

Biology 101

A little hard to follow... good musical value though. By Dr Octagon featuring Chewbucca Uncircumsized, apparently.

Key lyric: Can science achieve a unified theory of complex systems?
Good question.

Baba Brinkman's evolution rap

Not just a song, but the story behind it too. The first ever peer-reviewed hip hop rap.

Giant Isopods Ate My Well-Known Brand of Corn Chip

More of a cult classic than a classic! Giant woodbugs... mmmm... yummy.

There is an album of 17 songs on this topic (really).

1st and 2nd Laws of Thermodynamics

A classic by Flanders and Swan.

The Element Song

An absolute classic from the 60s: Tom Lehrer sings through the periodic table.

Einstein vs. Hawking rap

Part of the Epic Rap Battles of History. Seriously. Created by 'Nice Peter' and Lloyd Ahlquist.

Hard n' Firm, Trace Elements

*WARNING* This country song uses some very colourful language indeed. Not suitable for kids!

Cambrian Explosion

Complete with trilobite t-shirt. Lovely. By John Palmer, of the Brighter Lights, Thicker Glasses band. They must be Canadian.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mitosis in a winter wonderland

Actually useful for teachers. Thanks, whoever you are.

Ode to the brain

A sampling remix extravaganza.

(Symphony of Science has done a tonne of these. Yay autotune)

The nucleus I like best

Greg Crowther makes plenty o' songs in his spare time.

What we need more of is science

MC Hawking does it again.

Big Bang

The theme song to the hilariously real tv sitcom Big Bang Theory, by the Barenaked Ladies... extended version.

The fracking song

What the frack is going on, with all this fracking going on?? Brought to you by

Caught in a bad project

Parody of Lady Gaga's 'Caught in a bad romance'. The costumes are awesome. And she wonders why it's taking so long to get her degree? Brought to you from the Hui Zheng lab at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Best lyrics: Blot, blot, western baby,
Figure one will be amazing.
Blot, blot, western baby,
Got no bands, this shit is crazy.