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Singing the blues: Study of pop music finds rise in sadness

NEW YORK --- A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness, as the chirpy band Wham! gave way to the moody Sam Smith. For the report in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers at the University of California at Irvine looked at 500,000 songs released in the UK between 1985 and 2015, and categorized them according to their mood. "'Happiness' is going down, 'brightness' is going down, 'sadness' is going up, and at the same time, the songs are becoming more 'danceable' and more 'party-like'," co-author Natalia L. Komarova told The Associated Press. Of course, the...Keep on reading: Singing the blues: Study of pop music finds rise in sadness.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 16th, 2018Related News

Petra Kvitova cruises into Prague Open quarterfinals

PRAGUE (AP) — Second-seeded Petra Kvitova cruised into the quarterfinals of the Prague Open with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over unseeded Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva on Wednesday. Kvitova will face fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova, who prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 over another Russian, Ekaterina Alexandrova. Sixth-seeded Shuai Zhang of China eliminated Romanian qualifier Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-4, 6-4, wile seventh-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu dispatched another qualifier, Antonia Lottner of Germany, 6-0, 7-6 (7). Former finalist Samantha Stosur advanced to her first WTA quarterfinal this year with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Czech Denisa Allertova. The Australian will face Italian Camila Giorgi, who dismissed Tamara Korpatsch of Germany 6-4, 6-2. Kristyna Pliskova also made the quarters by defeating Qiang Wang of China 6-2, 7-6 (3) and Jasmine Paolini of Italy beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-1......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 3rd, 2018Related News

Going home to Chernobyl ghost town 32 years on

PRIPYAT, Ukraine – Natalia Shevchuk gazes at the peeling walls inside her old flat and tears run down her cheeks: 32 years after the Chernobyl disaster she is finally revisiting her childhood home in the ghost town of Pripyat. "Come inside: this is Apartment No. 3, we lived here until 1986," ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsApr 26th, 2018Related News

Slovakia s Henrieta Farkasova wins first gold of Winter Paralympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Slovakia's Henrieta Farkasova won the first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics Saturday in women's vision impaired downhill skiing, while the USA got off to good start with victories in the biathlon. Farkasova and her guide Natalia Subrtova finished in 1:29.72 minutes, beating second-placed Millie ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 10th, 2018Related News

Martial Law Claims Update: Iskedyul ti cash cards kadagiti branch ti Landbank

Cordillera Region: HRVCB Series 1 No. 26, Hunio 27: Aquino, Natalia P. – Landbank Luna Branch, Poblacion.....»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2017Related News

Fil-Am to represent PH in Top Model of the World event in Germany

Los Angeles – Statuesque and charming Fil-Am, Natalia LaLonde, is feeling on top of the world these days......»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsAug 7th, 2016Related News

5 Russian canoeists, Olympic gold medalist banned from the Rio Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland 5 Russian canoeists, including an Olympic gold medalist, have been banned from the Rio Games over doping. In this Wednesday, July 29, 2015 file photo Russia’s gold medalist Natalia Ishchenko performs during the synchronized.....»»

Source: Mb.com.ph Mb.com.phCategory: NewsJul 26th, 2016Related News