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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.

Neanderthals Carb Loaded, Helping Grow Their Big Brains

Ann Gibbons Science
Molecular anthropologist Christina Warinner, graduate student James Fellows Yates, and a large international team looked at the oral bacteria stuck to the teeth of Neanderthals and preagriculture modern humans that lived more than 10,000 years ago.

Brain Computer Interface Turns Mental Handwriting Into Text on Screen

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Researchers have, for the first time, decoded the neural signals associated with writing letters, then displayed typed versions of these letters in real time. They hope their invention could one day help people with paralysis communicate.

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 | April 30, 2021

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Which Side Are You On? Ani Difranco on Mountain Stage. How Rich Countries Are Making the Pandemic Last Longer. Bernie Sanders on Senators Who Spread 'The Big Lie'. The Present | Movie. Jamaal Bowman Delivers Progressive Response to Biden Address.
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