Cracking the Standard Model of Particle Physics

SpaceTime 20200131 Series 23 Episode 10

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*Intriguing new results could crack the standard model of particle physics

Physicists at CERN the European Organisation for nuclear research have come up with some intriguing new results which if confirmed by follow up study could crack the standard model of particle physics – the foundation of sciences understanding of the universe.


*Dating a Milky Way feeding frenzy

A single bright star in the Southern Hemisphere constellation Indus has revealed new insights on the Milky Way galaxy’s cannibalization of the small dwarf galaxy Gaia-Enceladus.


*More evidence that asteroid impact killed the dinosaurs

There’s been another study showing how asteroid impact rather than volcanic activity caused the mass extinction event 66 million years ago which killed 75 percent of all other life on Earth including the non-avian dinosaurs.


*Ariane 5’s first launch for 2020

The European Space Agency has carried out its first Ariane 5 launch for the year carrying two telecommunications satellites into geostationary orbit. 


*China launches Galaxy 1

China has launched a new nano communications satellite.


*The Science Report

Damage to the ozone layer may be responsible for half of Arctic warming over the last 50 years.

A little bit of good news amongst the ecological disaster of Australia’s mega fires.

A link between fish oil supplements in improved sperm counts.

Scientists culture the microorganisms from which all complex life might have descended.

Have human body temperatures dropped since the 1860s.

Fire hosing is the term given to the latest strategy designed to stop intellectual debate on issues.


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