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Bees, the Coral Sea, and a Ten Year Timelapse of the Sun: Lux Recommends #235

By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #235, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

Articles

The Great Wonders Beyond the Great Reef: “A recent expedition to the inky depths of the Coral Sea revealed an unknown world of creatures and geologic features.” — Adam K

How Bees Avoid Bumping Into Nature’s Obstacle Course: “When the garden gets perilous, these pollinators hit the gas.” — Adam K

This $35 Keyboard for Children Transformed Me Into a NovelistSam

Elton John Launches Weekly ‘Classic Concert’ YouTube Series for Coronavirus Relief Adam K

How K-pop fans are weaponizing the internet for Black Lives Matter: “And four other ways people are using social media to support nationwide protests.” — Deena

The Cartoon Picture of Magnets That Has Transformed Science: “One hundred years after it was proposed, the Ising model is used to understand everything from magnets to brains.” — Sam

What it was like growing up in Action Park, the world’s most dangerous theme park — friend of Lux Steve Kaiden

NASA Made an Incredible 10-Year Time Lapse of the Sun’s Fiery RotationAdam K

Books

His Master’s Voice by Stanislaw Lem: “Scientists attempt to decode what may be a message from intelligent beings in outer space.” Lots of interesting philosophical ideas. — Sam

Videos

Fun with dominoesAdam K

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