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Understanding the Science of Climate Change

Made in consultation with leading climate scientists, this groundbreaking documentary explains how we may be in the middle of the most crucial moment of Earth's history. It decodes data into digestible science, punctuated in places by clever CGI

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AI Learns to Play Hide and Seek

Agents discover progressively more complex tool use while playing a simple game of hide-and-seek. This suggests that multi-agent co-adaptation may one day produce extremely complex and intelligent behavior.

Friday Nite Videos | November 1, 2019

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Nancy Pelosi With Stephen Colbert. Jack White Live at Bernie Sanders' Detroit Rally. Rep. Katie Porter Grills Mark Zuckerberg. The Man Who Corrected Einstein. Andy Borowitz: The Life-Changing Magic of Impeaching Trump.

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The Man Who Corrected Einstein

On the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's Theory of General Relativity (gravity), many of the predictions of this theory have been proven correct. Here's the story of one that was wrong.

Deep Sleep Gives Your Brain a Deep Clean

Simon Makin Scientific American
New findings about sleep have implications for understanding the relations between sleep disturbance and psychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions, and may even point to new approaches to diagnosis and treatment

Friday Nite Videos | October 25, 2019

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Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talk Politics and 2020. Jojo Rabbit | Movie. Colbert Gets a Surprise Visit From Rudy Giuliani. Demonstrating Quantum Supremacy. Lebanon Protests: 'I Feel Proud to Be Lebanese.'

Demonstrating Quantum Supremacy

A major milestone in quantum computing research opens up new possibilities for this technology. The Google AI Quantum team demonstrated how a quantum computer can perform a task no classical computer can in an experiment called "quantum supremacy."

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