Lightning Seen and Lightning Round
Scientists have never been able to adequately explain where lightning comes from. Now the first detailed observations of its emergence inside a cloud have exposed how electric fields grow strong enough to create bolts. Jeff and Anthony step through how scientists have been able to record the spark of lightning. Then, Anthony starts his own lightning – a lightning round of headlines! Paralyzing rats, happiness from marriage, celebrity worship, sleeping in space, and more!
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New view of lightning: https://www.quantamagazine.org/radio-telescope-reveals-how-lightning-begins-20211220/
Space sleeping bag: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-59591301
Celebrity worship makes you dumb: https://bmcpsychology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40359-021-00679-3
Spinal chord reconstruction in mice: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abh3602
Happiness in the age of Covid: http://scipg.com/index.php/103/article/view/487