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KAKU ON NEWEST GRAVITY WAVES

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Early last year, scientists made a breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves in the wild, signaling the dawn of a new subfield of astronomy. This week, separate observatories in Washington, Louisiana, and Italy independently detected and collectively confirmed more gravitational waves in the wild — this time from the collision of two black holes about 2 billion light-years from Earth. Gravity waves pick up cosmic events that are invisible or nearly impossible to measure by any other means. By combining observations of a single event using multiple means, it’s now possible to gain a more complete understanding of the source’s properties than ever before. This method is called multi-messenger astronomy. CBS NEWS science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, joins CBSN to break down what this discovery means for the future of astronomy. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON LATEST MEXICO EARTHQUAKE

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More than 200 people lost their lives in Mexico City on Tuesday to a magnitude 7.1 earthquake centered in Mexico‘s state of Puebla. It remains to be seen if this seismic activity is related to the magnitude 8.1 quake that struck a nearby region just two weeks prior but most experts agree that a significant aftershock is all but imminent. CBS NEWS science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, spoke to CBSN on how earthquakes work and why this one was so devastating. WATCH NOW!

MORE MEXICO QUAKE – BONUS BROADCAST

Dr. Kaku joined an earlier CBSN broadcast via telephone as news of the Mexico earthquake was first hitting. WATCH BONUS!