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Scientific Proof Why Your New Year's Eve Is Going To Suck

New Year's Eve is upon us and everyone is excited! Everyone's got big plans on how they're going to party their heads off, go to an open bar before the ball drops, maybe finally have a drunken make out session with your big crush! Now will all of your New Year's fantasies come true? According to...
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Professor Says Nickelback Haters Are Insecure

Nickelback has a bad reputation of getting dumped on by haters more than any other active rock band out there. Sure, they've sold millions of records and sold out shows, but that's not enough to stop some people from hating on them. But according to Carleton University Music Professor, James...
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Dream Theater, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Roger Waters, The Head Of The Charles Regatta: The WAAF Word On The Street

Tuesday 10/18 Dream Theater is at The Hanover Theater in Worcester. Neil deGrasse Tyson is at Symphony Hall in Boston. Tickets go on sale Friday for Roger Waters at The TD Garden in Boston on September 27 and 28. The Head Of The Charles Regatta is this weekend. Get more info here .
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Queen Rules Scientific Study Of The 20 Greatest Earworm Songs

It's happened to everyone: that song that you just cannot get out of your head. That's what is known as an earworm. Scientists have actually constructed a formula for what an earworm is: Receptiveness + (predictability-surprise) + (melodic potency) + (rhythmic reparation x1.5) = earworm. According...
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Sting Gets His Brain Scanned For 'Mental Music' Research

During his trip to Montreal, Sting met up with cognitive psychologist and author of This Is Your Brain On Music , Daniel Levitin to have his brain scanned in order to aid in his research for how the brain analyzes and organizes music. "The state-of-the-art techniques really allowed us to make maps...
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Science Says Going To Concerts Leads To A Happier Life

If you're in a bad mood, there's a multitude of things you can do: you can go to the gym, hit a pillow, meditate. Or you can really feel good about yourself by regularly attending concerts! Researchers from Victoria's Deakin University issued a survey to 1,000 Australians and discovered that those...
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Jack White's Third Man Records Plays A Vinyl Record In Space

This past weekend has been very interesting as far as objects falling out of the sky is concerned. One being the first man to jump 25,000 out of an airplane and safely land without the help of a parachute. The other being the first vinyl record being played in space courtesy of Jack White 's Third...
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Chemistry Union Snubs Naming New Heavy Metal After Lemmy Kilmister

Earlier this year Motorhead fans started a Change.org petition to have a newly-discovered heavy metal element be named after the late Lemmy Kilmister . RELATED: Motorhead Fans Want To Name New Element After Lemmy Kilmister Recently the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has announced...
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This Can Of Silly String Being Crushed By A Hydraulic Press Is Very Much What It Feels Like In My Head

I don't know about you but my allergies are killing me this year. I feel like drilling a hole in my head like that guy in Scanners to relieve the pressure. This video of a can of Silly String being crushed by a hydraulic press is very much like what my head feels like now. Thanks to the guys at...
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