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The "God Particle" Explained
31:30The "God Particle” is a sexy name, but many physicists absolutely hate it. It’s also led people to think that maybe the discovery of the Higgs boson has something to do with the search for God, but it doesn’t. In this series, we’re going to talk about how scientists even knew to look for the Higgs Boson, how they found it, and what it means for the future of particle physics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Why You Think You Might Have ADHD
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Supersonic Flights: Soviet Spies, Sonic Booms, and Aerodynamics
25:55Since the first supersonic flights in the 1940's, we’ve made advances in engines and materials and computers, even having a paying public going supersonic for a few decades too. However, today commercial airplanes are no faster than they were in the 1960s. So when will the public go supersonic again? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Archaeology and The Future of Finding Lost Civilizations
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How the Metaverse Will Be Built
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The Past, Present, and Future of the International Space Station
32:14It’s the single most complex construction project in the history of humanity. Find out how the International Space Station was built, what scientific breakthroughs are being made onboard today, and what the plan is for future stations in space! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Inside the OR: Prehistoric Surgery, Separating Twins, and Autonomous Robots
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