Welcome to Lux Recommends #175, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
Kids store 1.5 megabytes of information to master their native language: “Researchers calculated that, from infancy to young adulthood, learners absorb approximately 12.5 million bits of information about language — about two bits per minute — to fully acquire linguistic knowledge. If converted into binary code, the data would fill a 1.5 MB floppy disk, the study found.” — Zavain
The Lost History of One of the World’s Strangest Science Experiments: “The hummingbirds were dying. Cockroaches were everywhere. And then Steve Bannon showed up.” — Sam
Why there’s so little left of the early internet: “It took nearly five years into the internet’s life before anyone made a concerted effort to archive it. Much of our earliest online activity has disappeared.” — Sam
The Twins That Are Neither Identical nor Fraternal: “They shared a placenta, but on the ultrasound, one looked like a boy, and the other a girl.” — Zack
How an MIT Research Group Turned Computer Code Into a Modern Design Medium: “Bauhaus meets binary” — Sam
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