Thanos, CBD, and Disembodied Pig Brains: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

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An awful lot happened this week—some of it good, much of it bad, and a bit of it just plain weird. In the good news category, the Hubble Space Telescope turned 29, New York City passed a world-first law requiring owners of large buildings to reduce their climate impact, scientists used a modified 747 to find evidence

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https://gizmodo.com/thanos-cbd-and-disembodied-pig-brains-best-gizmodo-s-1834203082

The Quest for the Most Elusive Material in Physics

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Zack Geballe spent months screwing together pairs of polished diamonds at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Geophysical Laboratory. Theory predicted that squeezed between the diamonds’ tips could be one of the most miraculous substances of modern physics—a material that, at near room temperature, could transport…

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https://gizmodo.com/the-quest-for-the-most-elusive-material-in-physics-1833846121

Why Twisted Graphene Is One of the Most Exciting Physics Stories of the Year

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Just a year ago, scientists presented results that seemed almost too good to be true: Carbon sheets only a single atom thick, called graphene, took on a pair of important physical properties when they were twisted at just the right “magic” angle relative to one another. If the atmosphere this month at the world’s…

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https://gizmodo.com/why-twisted-graphene-is-one-of-the-most-exciting-physic-1833304370

How Heavy Is the Milky Way?

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By combining data from the Hubble and Gaia space telescopes, an international team of astronomers has come up with the most accurate estimate yet of our galaxy’s mass.

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https://gizmodo.com/how-heavy-is-the-milky-way-1833131376