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    Music piracy on increase worldwide: industry group

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Music piracy is on the increase worldwide, with 40 percent of users are accessing unlicensed music, up from 35 percent last year, the global recorded music industry group IFPI said. [...]

    Times Higher Education names MIT No. 2 university worldwide for the arts and humanities

    Original @ MIT News – Humanities Schools of Architecture and Planning; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and several centers are home to the arts and humanities at MIT. [...]

    Baycrest launches study combining music and brain stimulation to improve memory

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Baycrest will embark on the first study combining music therapy with brain stimulation to improve memory among patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). [...]

    Interfaces Are Killing Us: It’s Time Technology Gets Out of the Way

    Original @ Singularity Hub You have superpowers; cybernetic superpowers that allow you to do all kinds of things. Think about it: at some point today you Googled a fact you didn’t know, or your calendar reminded you to be somewhere. The other day, I watched a YouTube video on how to tie a bowtie—while tying my husband’s. I felt […] [...]

    Spotify and Hulu team up to bring $4.99 subscription bundle to students

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories In the arms race for streaming supremacy, music and television services online have become more divided than ever. [...]

    Unintentional drug use continues among molly users in EDM party scene

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Electronic dance music (EDM) parties have historically been high-risk scenes for use of a variety of psychoactive substances. Studies over the past couple of years have found nightclub and festival attendees report high rates of use. These parties are … [...]

    When music makes male faces more attractive

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Women rate photographs of male faces as more attractive and are more likely to date the men pictured when they have previously heard music. Moreover, highly arousing music led to the largest effect on sexual attraction. A team of psychologists led by M… [...]

    Researchers explain how musicians can craft their next chart-topper

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories People like to say that mainstream music all tends to sound similar. While this is true to an extent, an analysis of more than 26,000 songs by researchers at INSEAD and Columbia Business School shows that breakout songs – the songs that hit the very to… [...]

    Can random bits of DNA lead to safe, new antibiotics and herbicides?

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories I was cutting my grass when the battery in my iPod died. Instead of enjoying the distraction of music, my brain switched to its usual nerd mode of thinking about molecules. Within a few passes of cut grass, I was pondering the biggest “Why not?” of my … [...]

    Brain Composer—’thinking’ melodies onto a musical score

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories TU Graz researchers develop new brain-computer interface application that allows music to be composed by the power of thought. They have published their results in the current issue of the journal PLOS ONE. [...]