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What’s News For April 8th?

What’s News For April 8th?

1. Newly Measured Particle Seems Heavy Enough to Break Known Physics — A new analysis of W bosons suggests these particles are significantly heavier than predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. https://www.quantamagazine.org/fermilab-says-particle-is…/

2. Did Fermilab’s new result blow a hole in the Standard Model? https://bigthink.com/starts…/hole-in-the-standard-model/

3. “There is a lot of excitement around partial reprogramming…But how promising is it exactly? I spent the last three months reading almost all the papers in the field.” https://www.adanguyenx.com/blog/partial-reprogramming

4. The fourth wave of genome-wide association study of educational attainment is out, increasing the explanatory power of polygenic predictors and with no clear sign that the maximum attainable predictive validity has been achieved yet. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-022-01016-z

5. The Qin dynasty decided to punish two generals with death for being late. Since they were going to die anyway, they were incentivized to start a rebellion (obviously, the punishment for that is also death). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Sheng_Wu_Guang_uprising

6. Elbit to provide ‘swarming drone‘ capability for British Army https://www.janes.com/…/elbit-to-provide-swarming-drone…

7. Formative experiences matter over long periods of time https://marginalrevolution.com/…/formative-experiences…

8. Fish Doing Math? Scientists Teach Zebra mbuna Fish and Stingrays To Add and Subtract https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-07552-2

9. The claim that personality is more important than intelligence in predicting important life outcomes has been greatly exaggerated https://www.sciencedirect.com/…/pii/S0160289622000125…

10. “When a high voltage is applied to pure water filling 2 beakers kept close to each other, a connection forms spontaneously, giving the impression of a floating water bridge.” https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1505207032336592898

11. Article from 2007. On a phone call, the author offhandedly mentions that his wife is good at Game Boy Tetris — “She can get 500 or 600 lines, no problem.” — and learns that the current world record for Game Boy Tetris is 327 lines. They go to New Hampshire and she becomes the new world record holder with a total of 841 lines. https://archive.boston.com/…/2007/08/19/bizarro_world/

12. The evidence is convincing that oncoviruses account for about 20% of human cancers worldwide [published 01 July 2014] https://journals.asm.org/doi/10.1128/CMR.00124-13

13. We’ve long known COVID is airborne. So why did it take the World Health Organization two years to say so? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00925-7

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What’s News For April 8th?