Episode 252: Actual Communism

This episode contains: Nothing has gone wrong in Devon’s new house so far. Devon highly recommends the miniseries Chernobyl. That and other banter before we get down to the science.

Something with Numbers (and Music): Scientists decoded Beethoven’s music with statistics. “What makes Beethoven sound like Beethoven? Researchers have completed a first analysis of Beethoven’s writing style, applying statistical techniques to unlock recurring patterns.”



This Week in Space: Why is NASA sending an Atomic Clock Into Space? “This clock isn’t for telling time—it’s a technology demonstration for a clock that might be used for future space exploration, both to navigate and to make gravitational measurements. If successful, it will be the most accurate atomic clock ever flown in space.”


Sci-Fi: We’re going to be playing Twilight Imperium. We reflect on a Game of Thrones Board Game that went wrong. We discuss Star Wars land at Disney. We’re looking forward to watching Black Mirror season 5. Devon is watching the new season of Handmaid’s Tale. Steven is still playing Jurassic World Evolution.