Feature Language 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 Humans & Society articles Sort by Published atMost Viewed Modern tech unravels mysteries of Egyptian mummy portraits Mix of metals in this Picasso sculpture provides clues to its mysterious origins Americans would welcome alien life rather than fear it In Borneo, hunting emerges as a key threat to endangered orangutans Study debunks fishy tale of how rabbits were first tamed Genes could record forensic clues to time of death Elongated heads were a mark of elite status in an ancient Peruvian society 4 questions about the new U.S. budget deal and science Top 10 papers from Physical Review’s first 125 years 50 years on, nuclear fusion still hasn’t delivered clean energy When it’s playtime, many kids prefer reality over fantasy Ancient kids’ toys have been hiding in the archaeological record Wikipedia has become a science reference source even though scientists don’t cite it ‘Death: A Graveside Companion’ offers an outlet for your morbid curiosity ‘Machines That Think’ predicts the future of artificial intelligence View all Search Results for "Humans & Society" From the Nature Index Paid Content View the discussion thread.