Ped and Tom followup on some recent developments in the world of science including the mysterious ʻOumuamua, a super-powerful blazar, and a neutrino detector buried deep in the ice. Then, Ped extolls the benefits of three recent self-improvement books while Tom prefers self-deprecation.
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Interstellar Interloper Revisited [01:32]
- Episode 22: Nostalgia Kilonova
- Non-gravitational acceleration in the trajectory of 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua) (Nature)
- Occam’s razor
Ice Cubes and Star Blazers [08:56]
- Multimessenger observations of a flaring blazar coincident with high-energy neutrino IceCube–170922A (Science)
- Cosmic rays
- It Came From a Black Hole, and Landed in Antarctica (New York Times)
- TXS 0506+056 aka “Blazar McBlazeface”
- Multi-messenger astronomy
- IceCube Neutrino Observatory
- There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom by Richard Feynman
- 30-Second Quantum Theory by Brian Clegg
- Newtonian physics vs Quantum mechanics
- The Double Slit Experiment
Ped’s Book Report x 3 [32:10]
- The Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation by Kamlesh Patel and Joshua Pollock
- Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
- Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles
Music by Lee Rosevere (CC by 4.0)