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Friday Nite Videos | May 21, 2021

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Stand Your Ground | John Oliver. All Along the Watchtower: A Pandemic Ballad. The Real Reason Workers Aren’t Running Back to Restaurant Jobs. Palestinian Artist Taqi Spateen Painting George Floyd. The Undying Hydra: A Freshwater Monster.

Cicadas Have an Existential Problem

Ed Yong The Atlantic
Cicadas, like us, have come to rely on an interconnected ecosystem of their own creation that becomes more unwieldy and fragile with time, and that they can barely control.

Friday Nite Videos | March 12, 2021

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Closing In? Trump Caught on Tape Calling January 6 'Important Date'. Higher Ground 2020. W. Kamau Bell Talks Covid With Black Health Care Workers. Meet the Women Empowering QAnon. Why New Covid Variants Are Spreading Faster.

The Case for a Vaccine Manhattan Project

Jake Becraft Forbes
Surveying the pandemic's death toll, those of us tasked with looking to the future are left with a nagging mental puzzle: how do we make sure this never happens again?

AI Tackles Protein Folding (And Wins)

Marc Zimmer The Conversation
I expect AlphaFold2 and its progeny will soon be the methods of choice to determine protein structures before resorting to experimental techniques that require painstaking, laborious work on expensive instrumentation.
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