Science and Creativity from Studio 360

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Science and Creativity from Studio 360: the art of innovation. A sculpture unlocks a secret of cell structure, a tornado forms in a can, and a child's toy gets sent into orbit. Exploring science as a creative act since 2005. Produced by PRI and WNYC, and supported in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Science and Creativity from Studio 360

81 Darwin Got It Wrong2013-11-04 23:23:46
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82 Foldit2013-10-15 19:08:30
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83 Making Friends with Drones2013-10-07 21:28:19
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84 Technicolor2013-09-24 16:53:54
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85 Hedy Lamarr2013-09-16 16:56:24
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86 Synesthesia for the Rest of Us2013-09-09 22:39:48
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87 Birdman2013-09-03 17:42:23
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88 Seaching for Words: Your Ngram Questions2013-08-26 17:11:55
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89 Musical Injuries2013-08-19 20:24:45
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90 Garage Inventors2013-08-05 19:10:27
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91 Embroidered Implants2013-07-29 17:58:33
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92 Number 1 For 37 Minutes2013-07-15 18:18:37
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93 Christopher Alexander: A Pattern Language2013-07-08 17:52:55
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94 Becoming the Bionic Man2013-07-01 17:51:02
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95 The Soundtrack of Science2013-06-24 17:43:36
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96 Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain2013-06-17 18:52:15
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97 Adventures in 3D Sound!2013-06-10 17:06:15
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98 Science Tattoos2013-05-28 17:30:35
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99 Finding Beauty in the Search for Dark Matter2013-05-13 21:55:46
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100 Why Is Pop Music So Sad?2013-05-07 18:10:57
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Why Is Pop Music So Sad?

Pop music's not what it used to be. That’s what every generation of no-longer-kids says about what the kids are listening to, but fogey clichés aren’t necessarily wrong. A study published in the Journal of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts tracked the mood of pop songs over five decades of Billboard charts, and it confirms that pop has changed in substantial ways. Far more of today’s hits are now in minor keys (which most of us hear as sadder or more complex) — more than half, as compared to just 15% in the 1960s.…read more