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Humans are just starting to understand this nearly invincible creature — and it's fascinating

Scientists are just starting to understand the tardigrade. It can survive boiling water, outer space, and extreme radiation. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This funny looking little guy can survive boiling hot water, outer space, and decades without food or water. It's called a "tardigrade" …

The 13 Horrifying Christmas Trolls Of Iceland

They leave the nice children gifts and the naughty children ROTTING POTATOES.<p>Officially called Yule Lads, these terrifying creatures visit the children of Iceland on the 13 days before Christmas. Children leave their shoes on the window sill and, if the child was well-behaved, the Yule Lads would …

¿Por qué escribió Dickens Cuento de Navidad?

• Es una de las narraciones más conocidas sobre estas fiestas.<br>• Ha sido llevada al cine y la televisión en numerosas ocasiones.<b><br>Cuento de Navidad se</b> …

The beauty of Mathematics is phenomenal, watch the Maths behind some everyday situations! | Magical Educator

This video was originally created by parachutes.tv and shows the The beauty of Mathematics and perhaps even really the science behind these …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

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The Math Behind Beethoven’s Music

Almost all the biggest math enthusiasts I've known have also loved classical music, especially the work of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Of course, as …

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Visualizing Music Mathematically

Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting. –Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz<p>Music is fundamentally mathematical in nature, but visualizing the math underlying a song is not so easy. Where would you even begin? What features would you like to see?<p>…

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The hidden maths in great art

Marcus du Sautoy looks at how writers, painters and composers have obeyed laws of nature for centuries.<p>Art and mathematics. For many, this would appear to be synonymous with chalk and cheese. One is the domain of emotional expression, passion and aesthetics. The other, a world of steely logic, …

The Neuroscience of Mathematical Beauty

<i>Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty” -- Bertrand Russell</i><p>The latest neuroscience of aesthetics suggests that the …

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into …

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10 Pieces of Classical Music Your Toddler Will Love

Listening to classical music with your toddlers can boost brainpower.<p>Not theirs. <i>Yours</i>.<p>As a parent of a child under the age of 5, I know you can only …

Making Sci-Fi Movies True To Reality

These new movies are so bizarre, they must be fiction ... right?<p>The robotic goons of Tomorrowland and machine assassins in ­Terminator Genisys give 'droids a bad rap<p>Two of this summer’s sci-fi movies share one of Hollywood’s oldest obsessions--the inherent risk of unchecked genius. Here’s how this …

La misteriosa diferencia entre las zonas claras y oscuras de Plutón

La NASA acaba de recibir una nueva imagen cercana de Plutón enviada por la sonda New Horizons. La foto muestra una nueva cadena de montañas en la …

Philip Glass’ first lessons: Behind the scenes at Juilliard with a soon-to-be modern master

Exclusive: The acclaimed composer’s first stories of John Cage, PDQ Bach and “Einstein on the Beach”<p>The cafeteria at Juilliard was the place to meet people and make new friends. My fellow student composers were all young men—at this point, there were scarcely any women composers around, in or out …

Next Tuesday, more than nine years after leaving Earth, Nasa’s probe will make history as the first spacecraft ever to reach the distant dwarf planet<p>Nine years after it left Earth, Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft will on Tuesday become the first probe to reach Pluto, the mysterious icy world at the …

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Review: The Magic Flute at L.A. Opera

<i>First appeared in L.A. Downtown News</i><p>Who knew that the über-hip had a sense of humor? Run, don't walk to the nearest browser and get your tickets to <i>The Magic Flute</i>, re-imaged by the cutting edge "1927" animation arts group, and now onstage at L.A. Opera. This one is a pure delight -- from wild …

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Leonard Bernstein's Unconventional 'Anxiety'

Like Leonard Bernstein himself, there is absolutely nothing predictable about the music he wrote. None of the three amazing works Bernstein labeled as "symphonies" in any way resemble a conventional orchestral symphony.<p>His second symphony, <i>The Age of Anxiety</i>, draws its inspiration from W.H. Auden's …

Classical Notes: From conductor Jeffrey Means, a rare performance of Boulez’s ‘Sur Incises’

One of the most important chapters in Jeffrey Means’s training as a conductor occurred during the summers of 2009 and 2011. He spent parts of both at …

John Adams' Psychedelic Oratorio Gives Voice To 'The Other Mary'

For the millennium, in 2000 American composer John Adams completed a compelling, large-scale oratorio based on the nativity story called <i>El Niño</i>. Now he's composed a companion piece, <i>The Gospel According to the Other Mary</i>, a Passion oratorio mounted with his usual collaborator, the stage director and …

John Cale’s Drone Orchestra Is As Beautiful As It Is Questionable

In an attempt to soften our perception of the drone, the famed composer pulled out his finest pair of rose-colored glasses.<p>Legendary composer John Cale recently worked with architect Liam Young to create an epic theatrical concert experience using unmanned aerial vehicles (aka drones).<p>Armed with …