The Formula Behind Every Perfect Pop Song
Now that the 2014 Grammy Awards are over, a lot of people are wondering if there’s a formula to writing a successful pop song. Producers like Max Martin, who has written sixteen #1 hits since 1999 for artists like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, have researchers wondering. Anthony takes a look at the past few decades of pop music trends in hopes to find a way to write the next big Billboard hit.
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Dead Bunny’s Guide to Multiplying and Dividing Rationals
Some fractions have a lot of things going on in them, but that doesn’t change the fact they’re still just fractions. If you apply the rules you already know about multiplying and dividing fractions, you’ll find that multiplying and dividing rational terms isn’t any different. It just takes a little bit more work.
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When Trilobites Ruled the World
“A lot of people, when they see these fossils, don’t believe they’re real,” said Dr. Huber, who is 54, fit from years of fieldwork, and proud that the state fossil of his native Ohio is a trilobite. “They think they must be artists’ models.”
Watch now: Stephen Cave: The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death
Death. It’s kind of a heavy subject. And, according to philosopher Stephen Cave, we fear it so much that we avoid thinking about it at all costs — even when death is exactly what we want to talk about. A fascinating talk from TEDxBratislava»
Just what is the difference between sensing and perceiving? And how does vision actually work? And what does this have to do with a Corgi? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes us on a journey through the brain to better explain these and other concepts. Plus, you know, CORGI!