Week in Geek: Gravity, still cool. Plus: The fern named after Lady Gaga.

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Gravité (Gravity) from Renaud Hallée on Vimeo.

A little rhythm to start your weekend, or as I like to think of it: jamming to gravity. This video is from a small studio in Montreal called Possible Metrics. They operate at the intersection of art and sound to explore novel visualizations of everyday sounds (though not in everyday circumstances). If you like this, the other two at their website are a MUST-SEE. And now for more beautiful science: You’ll never hear “Hollaback, Girl” the same after this cover by History for Music Lovers to explain the bubonic plague. “This plague is bubonic. B-U-B-O-N-I-C.” [VIDEO] If you plan on living another 50-70 years, you might need to find an alternative to coffee (GASP) thanks to climate change. If not, you’re good. The latest in hip-hop, MC fMRI: Rappers’ brains studied to learn more about the neuroscience of creativity. Vincent van Gogh’s sunflowers actually depict a genetic mutation. Astronomers discover population of nomadic planets wandering through the galaxy. New genus of fern species named after Lady Gaga. No, really. And for good reason, it turns out. [VIDEO] Five years of X-ray explosions on the Sun, in just over five minutes. WARNING: may cause dizziness! [VIDEO] The surf isn’t the only thing that’s up. These surfers discovered an ancient whale skeleton. Hearing aids might someday be powered by electricity from inside your own head. Kung Fu nuns tour CERN. Next Hollywood summer blockbuster? NASA sets new record for most distant galaxy detected, 13.3 billion years in the past. Talk about making yesterday seem insignificant. [VIDEO] Geek on into the future and enjoy your weekend!
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Week in Geek: Gravity, still cool. Plus: The fern named after Lady Gaga.

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