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  1. The Love Life of the Octopus by Yo La Tengo

    The Sounds of the Sounds of Science features 78 minutes of instrumental music by Yo La Tengo. The CD contains the entire score written and performed by the band to accompany eight legendary but rarely-seen undersea documentary shorts by influential French avant-garde filmmaker Jean Painleve. Yo La Tengo's score, originally debuted on stage at the San Francisco Film Festival in April 2001 with the band providing live accompaniment to the films, echoes the films' haunting surrealist imagery, yet the music is equally evocative on its own, from the dreamy soundscapes of “Sea Urchins” and “How Some Jellyfish Are Born” to the harsher, more dissonant moods of “Liquid Crystals”and “The Love Life of The Octopus”. In September 2001, the group headed into a Nashville studio and laid down the complete score with longtime producer Roger Moutenot. The resulting album also features vibrant cover photos from the films, along with ominous and comforting illustrations by Jim Woodring and Jad Fair.

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  2. ‘Pushing Up Daisies’ And Our Passion For Euphemisms : NPR

    From "passed away" to "Chilean sea bass," euphemisms are a way to avoid unpleasant terms or phrases.

    But in Euphemania, Ralph Keyes argues that using them isn't necessarily lazy or evasive; it can actually be harder to not say what we mean and still get our point across.

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  3. Science Friday Archives: Steven Johnson and ‘Where Good Ideas Come From”

    How did Darwin develop some of his ideas? Why did YouTube burst onto the social media scene when it did? And how are those two developments connected?

    In this segment, we'll talk with Steven Johnson, author of the book "Where Good Ideas Come From." We'll talk about how great ideas come to be, and what conditions help to foster creativity and spur advances in thought.

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