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Update on the latest major scientific papers and developments around the globe. Here’s what happened in science this month.
This is a monthly Wikipedia-based brief review for the most recent scientific knowledge. The video reviews November 2020.

All items in the video are featured in:

David W. Draffin

0:00 Intro

0:14 FRBs | 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞

1:05 *Radionuclides

2:11 *Water on Mars

2:45 CRISPR-Cas9

3:57 *Modified Mediterranean diet

4:44 *Bioreactors

5:17 Protein folding

6:15 Phosphine on Venus (update)
*Re-analysis of ALMA data (preprint)
*ALMA shutdown

7:29 COVID-19 pandemic
*Cluster 5
Vaccine 1
Vaccine 2
*Vaccine 3
Vaccine 4
Virions (preprint)
*Earlier start of pandemic
*Face masks

8:25 Short items


*Missing baryon problem

*Bose-Einstein condensate

*Food system

*Wow! signal (preprint)


Volcanoes on Mars (preprint)


*Cocoa powder

Solar neutrinos

Early Earth

11:33 Outro

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Music by Scott Buckley

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Items I added to that list (and often Wikipedia in general) are marked with a * above.
Studies not featured in the Wikipedia list are not considered for the summary. 6 items from the Wikipedia list were not included in the video (the link above lists those).

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𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐬-𝐮𝐩


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