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Browsing Archive: April, 2017

150 years of Kiwi science - 10 big moments

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, In : Interesting! 

Our research community tonight gathers in Wellington for a gala dinner celebrating 150 years of our leading body for science and the humanities, the Royal Society Te Aparangi. Science reporter Jamie Morton looks at 10 highlights in its history.


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Modern songs made for shorter attention spans - study

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, In : Attention 

Don't bore us, get to the chorus.

That's a greatest hits album by Swedish pop rock duo Roxette, but is also seems to be the mantra for modern day pop music - which has dramatically cut its intros compared to 1980s power ballads.

A new study from Ohio State University looked at the evolution of top 10 chart-topping hits from 1986 to 2015 and found some stark changes - big hair and fashion aside.

The intros to songs, which used to average around 20 seconds in the mid-80s, are now only arou...

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