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The power of songRead MoreAugust 20, 2016

In another interesting snippet of news about music, it has been discovered that zebra finches can fine-tune their babies' development by singing to them!

Understanding the creative brainRead MoreAugust 20, 2016

Did you know that Sting has had his brain scanned to help scientists better understand the creative brain and how it works?

Shetland dialectRead MoreMay 28, 2016

Up here in the Far North of the UK we like our dialect. Lots. We like it so much that we name our cloths using dialect words...

Zoo Quest in colourRead MoreMay 21, 2016

If you love natural history in all its shapes and forms then David Attenborough will surely be familiar to you. In this, his 90th year, a very special film has just been shown on telly in the UK and it is absolutely brilliant.

An Important LessonRead MoreMay 12, 2016

Life can get tough, even if you live in a beautiful place. And this is a lesson that came along at just the right time...

A graphic video of singingRead MoreMay 7, 2016

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your head looks like when you are singing opera?

The Whalsay singing traditionRead MoreMay 7, 2016

Across the water, the island of Whalsay has long been known for its songsters. Now a new website has been created all about the singing from the isle.

The Drum SongRead MoreApril 27, 2016

We were very lucky to be given a private demonstration of drum singing, sometimes called drum dancing, a traditional music from Greenland.

Opera and sheepRead MoreMarch 26, 2016

Have you heard about the operatic sheep on stage in New York?

Solar textiles continuedRead MoreMarch 5, 2016

Do you remember, a few weeks ago, we blogged about developments in solar textiles, fabrics which could harness power from the sun? The story continues...