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Music inspired by science

And we’re not just talking funny music videos this time.

Carl Zimmer of the blog The Loom is offering a song by Christine Lavin inspired by his recent firefly story. It is available for two days on her web site (and will resurface this fall on her next CD).

Says Zimmer, “I think this is the second or third time a musician has riffed on something I’ve written. Listen, for example, to this darker tune based on the wasp that’s also a brain surgeon.”

It’s a catchy tune, but definitely “educational” more than any other genre of music. Technically this is the second day it is being offered for free, so all you readers technically only have one day. So get on it!



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.