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Inaudible Sound: The Medical Misuse

To many people, sound is not considered to play a major part in human behavior. Humans prefer to think that emotions are caused either by an internal soul, or at least a complex system of chemicals and electrical impulses in the brain. Anybody can attest to the power of audible sounds from music, nature or other people to affect behavior and emotion. But, there is an entire world of invisible sound that manages to play

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American Educational Culture: No Seeds, No Stems

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have made countless contributions to modern society. They help to clear the fog around the past, present, and future, while simultaneously bestowing society with innovations from their ventures. Americans, in particular, are major beneficiaries of STEM and are often included on the short list of world powers that excel in its related fields. From putting a man on the moon to putting a phone

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The Road to Food Security

Anatomically modern humans have been fighting nature and each other for around 300,000 years. Times haven’t changed much for a fair number of descendants. Around 13% of the developing world is starving this very minute, and only ten countries on the planet are not engaged in any conflicts either internally or externally. Thus, the idea of everyone accessing healthy food, clean water, safe shelter, and medical care might seem inconceivable, especially

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The High Art of Vocal Interpretation

It started out with Bob Dylan, I think, the grand concept of the sensitive and confessional singer/songwriter. And he was very good at it, as were Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Phil Ochs, even Carole King. Some of these folks were VERY good singers and others made do with the voices they had. But it became the mark of “authentic” to write your own songs and sing only those songs.

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Norway’s State-of-the-Art Energy Technology

Deforestation, coal mining, and carbon dioxide emissions (the primary greenhouse gas emissions from human activities) continue to cause devastating environmental damage, especially given runaway human population growth across the planet. Norway has taken proactive measures to counteract these problems with such operations as wind turbines, a hydrogen hybrid project, and osmotic power plants capable of producing hydrogen fuel generally emission-free. The vast advancements the country has introduced with state-of-the-art technologies in hydroelectric

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I Hate Unprepared Musicians

Recording music is probably the easiest job in the world. Any monkey can sit down at a computer and hit a button on a keyboard. So, why doesn’t everybody become a music producer? Simple — it’s not just hitting a button. A common misconception, mostly due to the overuse of the word “recording” (the correct term being tracking), is that all you need to do is record. Music production is

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