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Nov. 19, 2010

How Music Works

From pitch to frequency and harmony to rhythm, how do sounds become music?

music, art, physics

Feb. 10, 2012

Why Vinyl Sounds Better Than CD, Or Not

Two experts explain the audio science behind the music.

music, sound, audio, engineering, data, compression, vinyl

Sep. 11, 2009

Primate Music

There's research on whales singing and birds dancing, but what about monkeys and apes? In this segment, we'll look at the musical abilities of our fellow primates.

music, art, monkeys, apes

Dec. 16, 2011

Treating Stress, Speech Disorders With Music

Neurologists and therapists discuss how music therapy works, and the state of the science behind it.

music, brain, medicine, psychology, neurology, sacks

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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