Big Think Video: The Neuroscience of Genius, Creativity, and Improvisation #7daysofGenius

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Cool Nature Video explains the Epigenome with music!! #science

Epigenome: The symphony in your cells

Almost every cell in your body has the same DNA sequence. So how come a heart cell is different from a brain cell? Cells use their DNA code in different ways, depending on their jobs. Just like orchestras can perform one piece of music in many different ways. A cell’s combined set of changes in gene expression is called its epigenome. This week Nature publishes a slew of new data on the epigenomic landscape in lots of different cells. Learn how epigenomics works in this video.

Crossroads Project communicates climate science with art and music!!! #scicomm

NPR did a great piece on the Crossroads Project, which mixes music and art with the science of climate change. Check out the inspiring video about the project below!

He assumed it was simply a problem of science communication. So, to help remedy the situation, he began giving public lectures on the looming dangers of climate change, and what it could mean for the sustainability of life on this planet. The results weren’t what he expected.

“The audiences would understand it on an intellectual level,” says Davies. “The science is pretty self-explanatory and very compelling.” But they didn’t seem to personally connect with the information. They understood it, but they weren’t feeling it, he says — and weren’t taking any action.

The Crossroads Project Featurette

#IfScientistsWereMusicians What if scientists acted like celebrities? Grammy edition of #IfScientistsWere

Just in time for the Grammy’s this weekend, we are trying out a new hashtag in our series of #IfScientistsWere. For the Grammy’s we are posting #IfScientistsWereMusicians! Feel free to post parodies of musical lyrics related to science or scientists. Or post something funny that characterize musicians, but from a science point of view! I recommend using Rhymezone.com if you are having trouble!! Below are a few we came up with… but I’m sure plenty of people are much more creative than us!

NASA Video: All About that Space! – Parody!

All About That Space

“All About That Space” is a volunteer outreach video project created by the Pathways Interns of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was created as a parody (to raise interest and excitement for Orion’s first flight) of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”. The lyrics and scenes in the video have been re-imagined in order to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center.

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities.

Video: Even meteors like the Modest Mouse song ‘Dark Center of the Universe’ !! #science #music

Caught the big Texas meteor / shooting star on video at the Modest Mouse concert at fun fun fun fest. Showed up during “Dark Center of the Universe”!! This was shot from Austin on November 8, 2014.