Latest Mike Stroud Stories

2012-06-29 11:50:50

On the centenary of Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole, a study to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting on Sunday 1st July has shown that Scott's men starved to death because they were consuming far too few calories to fuel their daily exertion. The researchers, environmental physiologist Dr Lewis Halsey of the University of Roehampton and polar explorer and physician Dr Mike Stroud, examined the voyage in light of today's knowledge of...

2008-08-29 00:00:27

By Michael Machosky Making great new cutting-edge pop music is hard enough as it is. Just try it without a vocalist. Calling Brooklyn laptop-and-guitar-based duo Ratatat -- coming to Diesel this Friday -- "pop music" isn't totally accurate. But it's a little easier to say than "instrumental rock/hip-hop/electronica." It's not dance music, although you can certainly dance to it. Simply put, Ratatat makes background music that's simply too complex, catchy and consistently interesting to...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.