Dang. It is just astounding that humanity has now measured the strain on spacetime produced by a black hole merger.
Thanks for the fantastic breakdown of this breakthrough, PBS Space Time!
It’s been another wonderfully stimulating week of public broadcasting. NPR’s Hidden Brain podcast consists entirely of a witty, informative interview of Aziz Ansari by Shankar Vedantam on patterns of romance-related behavior (word of caution: a lot of bleepings in this one), while in another corner of NPR, the TED Radio Hour looks at our ability to change. And PBS Space Time once again does a fantastic job nutshelling intriguing topics, this time laying out how to thwart killer asteroids in not just 1 or 2 but 5 ways!
I love how these podcasts and videos build out the story of who we are as a species.