We're only discussing two stories today, because they're both pretty huge in their respective fields.
First up, the massive news from NASA: they found a planet that pings the trifecta of potential life markers! It's in the habitable zone, it's close to Earth's size, and it's orbiting a star not unlike our own yellow sun. It's also got about a billion-year head start on our planet's evolution, so there's definitely some exciting possibilities surrounding it. Unfortunately, it's a bit far for exploration (about 1,400 light years!), so expect information and studies to be done slowly.
Meanwhile, eSports is going through some serious growing pains as it ascends to massive heights in the gaming community, particularly after one player admitted to using performance-enhancing prescription drugs alongside other players during competitive matches. The Electronic Sports League is taking action, though, and beginning to draw up plans for player drug tests, support networks for athletes as they navigate the waters of professional gaming, and potential penalties if a player is found in violation of their new policies.
Have a great weekend, everyone! See you Monday.
214: Kepler-452b is a potential 'Earth 2.0' with exciting possibilities
Here are some links and notes for all the things on the show today:
- The Electronic Sports League (ESL) says they're going to start player drug testing after player admits to using performance-enhancing drugs during competition
- Into It: ABC's "The Muppets" presentation and the AMC TV show "Humans"
- User Feedback: Your #TDFlyCar feedback, and our Phonetographer of the Day
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