16 February 2007

Have you heard about B flat?

I'm officially a fan of Morning Edition's Friday science report, "Krulwich on Science". It's a lighthearted look at current and past science that manages to communicate a real sense of wonder about the world around us. Today's piece, "Have you heard about B flat?" is a delightfully wonky exploration of a completely inexplicable pattern, the recurrence of a particular musical note throughout nature, that recalls Douglas Adams at his weirdest. Another favorite of mine is "Charles Darwin and the racing asparagus", in which David Quammen helps Krulwich build a playful picture of the gentleman scientist at work.

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