Feature Language The Tune Wreckers The Tune Wreckers Lousy singers make a pitch for scientific relevance By Bruce Bower 1:55pm, September 5, 2013 Facebook Twitter Google Sean Murphy/Getty ImagesStrange things happen when bad singers perform in public. This article is available only to subscribing members. Join the Society today or Log in. Get Science News headlines by e-mail. Submit More from Science News Sort by Published atMost Viewed Here’s the key ingredient that lets a centipede’s bite take down prey Mysterious high-energy particles could come from black hole jets Massive dust storms are robbing Mars of its water ‘First Face of America’ explores how humans reached the New World New twist on a flu vaccine revs up the body’s army of virus killers Cilia in the brain may be busier than previously thought Light pollution can prolong the risk of sparrows passing along West Nile virus 50 years ago, IUDs were deemed safe and effective The secret to icky, sticky bacterial biofilms lies in the microbes’ cellulose Volume of fracking fluid pumped underground tied to Canada quakes A robotic arm made of DNA moves at dizzying speed Hunter-gatherer lifestyle could help explain superior ability to ID smells Ultrathin 2-D metals get their own periodic table The mystery of vanishing honeybees is still not definitively solved Evidence grows that normal childbirth takes longer than we thought View More From the Nature Index Paid Content View the discussion thread.