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  • Why we love repetition in music – Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

    Jeremy Clark on 2 September 2014, 5:18 pm
    How many times does the chorus repeat in your favorite song? How many times have you listened to that chorus? Repetition in music isn’t just a feature of Western pop songs, either; it’s a global phenomenon. Why? Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis walks us through the basic principles of the ‘exposure effect,’ detailing how repetition invites us […]
  • Your Brain On Coffee

    Jeremy Clark on 2 September 2014, 4:58 pm
    How does the world’s favourite drug actually work?
  • Explained: 5 Fun Physics Phenomena

    Jeremy Clark on 29 August 2014, 6:00 pm
    5 Physics Phenomena explained.
  • The beauty of pollination

    Jeremy Clark on 29 August 2014, 5:00 pm
    Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life,” inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee.
  • Life Finds A Way: 25 Plants That Just Won’t Give Up

    Jeremy Clark on 29 August 2014, 4:41 pm
    The idea that mankind has mastered nature is not entirely true. Sure, we have changed the world irrevocably for the better (or worse), but nature was here before we were and it will be after we’re gone. Just ask these 25 plants that have thrived in spite of every manner of hardship, be it man-made […]
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