Does Piracy Actually Help The Movie Industry?

As the Internet is evolving, it’s becoming easier and easier to download and stream movies and music illegally. How badly is this hurting the entertainment industry? Laci discusses a shocking new study saying that a good amount of people that pirate content also purchase a lot of music and movies! Read More: Go to to …

Can Math Equations Be A Form of Art?

Sometimes, math can be hard… but can it also be beautiful? Our resident mathematician Tara Long joins DNews today to discuss a new study shows how math can be perceived as a beautiful piece of art in the brain. Follow Tara on Twitter: Watch Tara on Hard Science: Read More: The Experience of Mathematical Beauty …

How Heavy Metal Can Make You A Better Person

Did your parents ever tell you that listening to angry and aggressive music is bad for you? This study might just prove them wrong. How Street Art Fuels Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda: Read More: Three Decades Later: The Life Experiences and Mid-Life Functioning of 1980s Heavy Metal Groupies, Musicians, and Fans “Research in the 1980s …

Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Music Lessons

Did you take music lessons as a kid? Here’s how the benefits could follow you for the rest of your life! Read More: Music lessons spur emotional and behavioral growth in children, new study says “Parents who have patiently sat through countless music recitals and questioned their sanity at encouraging all those trumpet or violin …

The Formula Behind Every Perfect Pop Song

Now that the 2014 Grammy Awards are over, a lot of people are wondering if there’s a formula to writing a successful pop song. Producers like Max Martin, who has written sixteen #1 hits since 1999 for artists like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, have researchers wondering. Anthony takes a look at the past few …

Can We Reverse Hearing Damage?

Loud music at concerts is powerful enough to cause serious hearing damage. Julian explains how it might be possible to reverse this damage. Follow Julian on Twitter: Read More: Noise-induced hearing loss restored in mice “Approximately 50 million Americans have hearing loss in at least one ear, with around 26 million Americans aged 20-69 experiencing …

What’s Wrong With People That Don’t Like Music?

We all love music…right? Is it possible for someone to listen to music and have no emotional response? Anthony reports on how close to 5% of the population simply do not like listening to music. Read More: Dissociation between Musical and Monetary Reward Responses in Specific Musical Anhedonia “Music has been present in all human …

How To Impress Your Family At Christmas

Want to impress your family this holiday season? Amy and Trace are here to teach you the science behind singing glasses. Follow Trace on Twitter: Follow Amy on Twitter: ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won’t find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch …

Do Humans Have Mating Dances?

Dance is often associated with romance, but can it actually make us feel closer? And why do we even dance in the first place? Do Animals Like Music? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Thanks to our sponsor Kay Jewelers for supporting DNews! – Read More: Why do we like to dance–And …

How Atomic Physics Makes Your Headphones Hiss

You know that hissing noise you get in your headphones when there’s no music playing? WTF is that? Should You Be Listening To Music At Work? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Big thanks to our sponsor for supporting DNews! Check out Monster’s reimagined boombox at Read More: What’s Electron Flow? “Electron …