Listen to 2,500-year-old music brought back to life

Music scholars are recreating ancient Greek songs that haven't been heard for thousands of years. The results aren't very inspiring, but we're finally getting a sense of what the ancients were listening to. » 10/23/13 9:40am 10/23/13 9:40am

Björk and David Attenborough team up for science!

It seems like an unlikely pairing, but quirky singer-songwriter Björk is teaming up with David Attenborough, the famous English broadcaster and naturalist. Together, the two are working on a documentary about the intersection of art, music, the environment, and technology. » 7/25/13 9:00am 7/25/13 9:00am

This classical music was created by a supercomputer in less than a…

The composition being performed in this video is entitled "Nasciturus", and it's one of the many pieces of contemporary classical music created by Iamus — who just so happens to be a computer cluster housed in Spain's University of Málaga. » 1/06/13 3:00pm 1/06/13 3:00pm

Today's pop music really does all sound the same — and science can…

Music snobs, take heed. Detailed analysis of songs produced between 1955 and 2010 confirms what you've always known in your heart to be true: modern pop music really has gotten louder, and it all sounds exactly the same. All aboard the train to smug-town! » 7/27/12 3:40pm 7/27/12 3:40pm

What happens to your brain under the influence of music

From the perspective of neuroscience, listening to music is one of the most complex things you can do. Many parts of your brain have to work together to comprehend even the simplest tune. So what is music really doing to our minds? » 9/07/11 9:36am 9/07/11 9:36am

Everything you want to know about the physiology of yodeling

Dr. Timothy Elbert Wise is not only a joint-programme leader of both the Popular Music and Recording and Popular Musicology degrees at the University of Salford, UK, but is also one of the world's foremost authorities on the history and physiology of yodelling. » 7/30/11 10:00am 7/30/11 10:00am