The Viral Science Video That Will Save the World or Do Nothing At All

Room-temperature superconductors are here! Maybe! Look, science is a liar sometimes, especially in the internet age. Motherboard science reporter Becky Ferreira is here to help us parse the truth from fiction of LK-99. It’s either one of the biggest science stories of our entire lives or … just another science hoax.

Later in the show, Joseph Cox is stopping by to tell us about another group of researchers who’ve uncovered a backdoor in police radios.

Stories discussed in this episode:

DIY Scientists and Institutions Are Racing to Replicate the Room-Temperature Superconductor

Researchers Find ‘Backdoor’ in Encrypted Police and Military Radios

Defense Lawyers Push Judge to Reveal Secret Country that Helped FBI Wiretap the World

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