Human World

EarthSky 22: Music and science intersect

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Beth Lebwohl, Ryan Britton, Emily Howard

Science news of the week:

Research on the gene for synesthesia as linked to creativity

Nanosail-D, NASA's first-ever solar sail in low-Earth orbit

REM sleep and why we dream

A reproduction of a 1704 Stradivarius violin, made via CT scans

Ravens use gestures to communicate

How a solar sail mission might help clean up debris in Earth orbit

Song of the week:

Ocote Soul Sound’s “Agua Santa” from their album Taurus.

This week’s featured stories:

Music and Science Jorge Salazar speaks with Martin Perna about the music he creates with Ocote Soul Sounds, how science and music intersect, and the band’s upcoming tour.

Via Vanier College

Global Night Sky: Jupiter and the Moon Deborah Byrd on skywatching planet Jupiter and its moons, near our moon in early December.

Corals and Sponges Beth Lebwohl speaks with marine biologist Joseph Pawlik about his 20 years of research on coral reefs in the Caribbean.

Image Credit: Toby Hudson

Thanks for listening in. We’ll catch ya next week!

This week’s musical contributors:

Ocote Soul Sounds

Mother Falcon

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

December 4, 2011
Human World

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