“Sounds of laughter shades of life
Are ringing through my open ears
Exciting and inviting me
Limitless undying love which
Shines around me like a million suns
It calls me on and on across the Universe” –The Beatles
Now that you’ve all given thanks for all the great things you’ve got, it’s time to enjoy some of the great music of our world. The Beatles had some amazing songs, such as Across the Universe, and this Rufus Wainwright cover more than does it justice.
The Rock Stars of Science kicks off their 2010 campaign, pairing six different rock stars, such as Jay Sean (above), with different researchers in the fight against cancer.
In a particularly savvy move, they paired Bret Michaels with neuroscientists working to stop neurodegenerative diseases.
Opinions are mixed about the merits of this project, but it’s caused me to look up the biographies of many interesting scientists doing great work. I wouldn’t have otherwise, and so I’ve got to commend this project for putting it out there.
But why not pair musicians with astrophysicists? I mean, think of the educational possibilities.
This is way too much fun for me, and I’ve got to stop because I’m already carried away. So go check out some amazing researchers, and have yourselves a great weekend!