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Friday Nite Videos | July 22, 2021

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"The Committee Telling Josh Hawley To Go F Himself." This Tech May Be a Geothermal Energy Breakthrough. Bernie Sanders: This Is an Existential Threat. Hallelujah: A Journey, A Song. The 60,000 Year Old Artefact Rewriting Neanderthal History.

This Tech May Be a Geothermal Energy Breakthrough

Geothermal energy has the potential to power the world. A gyrotron heat ray that melts rock (this is real!) might unlock this potential and make it a better renewable energy source than solar and wind.

The W Boson Is More Massive Than Expected

John Conway The Conversation
A decade of science and trillions of collisions show the W boson is more massive than expected – a physicist on the team explains what it means for the Standard Model

When Will the Earth Come to an End?

Ethan Siegel Starts With a Bang!
From life on Earth to the planet itself, there are four ways our planet will actually experience “the end,” no matter how we define it.

The Women Written Out of Nuclear Science

Kit Chapman Lady Science
Their stories are not just an important reminder of the difficulties faced by women in science; they are illustrations of how prejudices and bias can force talented individuals out of research to the detriment of us all.

Where is the Antimatter?

Sabine Hossenfelder BackReaction
Because there wasn’t an equal amount of matter and anti-matter in the early universe? That solves the problem. Case closed? Of course not. Because physicists make a living from solving problems - so they have an incentive to create problems.
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