Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Productivity studies suggest you can boost your output with the right music.
Your favorite tunes activate the same brain systems that opioid drugs do
Mistakes help rhythm to emerge from randomness
Turning proteins into music compositions may one day help diagnostics.
Look what they've become
The heavy metal of the god particle
The music let you notice the emergent pattern in cicada-singing right away.
Fans of contemporary heavy metal tend to share a dislike of authority and a bit of a self-esteem problem, one study finds.
We have a "reminiscence bump" for the music our parents liked in their 20s--which they probably played around the house when we were kids.
So. Many. Feels.
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Former ABBA member speaks out against the evil that is digital piracy
Acoustics study suggests Stonehenge was built for raves
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