by Gavin Pretor-pinney
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Offers information on how all sorts of waves work and how and why they form, including ocean waves, light waves, sound waves, and brain waves.
July 6, 2014 Richard Feynman, one of the greatest science teachers ever, asks a wave to tell him a story.
July 24, 2013 Hippos, it turns out, do a wave. Not a get-drunk, get-crazy, paint yourself wave, but a hippo-to-hippo serial roar that moves up and down river banks in Africa. We thought: Wouldn't it be fun to compare a stadium wave and a hippo wave, and see who does it fastest? Which was a great idea — until we heard about honey bees.
July 19, 2013 Vincent van Gogh painted rolling, tumbling air in the sky. He used paint and a brush. Ocean waves are also Van Goghs when they crash onto beaches. They paint the sky with salt.
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