Crispr, AI meets Science, and the Most Populous Cities over Time: Lux Recommends #173

Mar 22 · 2 min read

Welcome to Lux Recommends #173, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).


: “Demis Hassabis founded a company to build the world’s most powerful AI. Then Google bought him out. Hal Hodson asks who is in charge” — Sam

: “A scientist faced down the ultimate cold case: How did two groups of fish separately evolve genes for making antifreeze?” — Zack

: “The latest AI algorithms are probing the evolution of galaxies, calculating quantum wave functions, discovering new chemical compounds and more. Is there anything that scientists do that can’t be automated?” — Sam

Adam G

: “When politicians fail to look beyond the next election — or even the latest tweet — they are neglecting the rights of future generations, argues public philosopher Roman Krznaric.” — Sam

: “New technique enables subcellular imaging of brain tissue 1,000 times faster than other methods” — Adam G

: “Apple’s red iPhone M68 in all its glory” — Adam K

: “When he was a child, books were gifts. For his daughters, he made sure they were a given.” — Sam


: “Docuseries following the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.” — Adam G


Bar chart race — the most populous cities in the worldSam

A Step by Step Guide to Revenue Growth with Mark Roberge — Ted Ferrin, cofounder and CEO of Lux portfolio company Rivet

Dances with whales: the ethereal underwater vistas of an elite freediving team— Lux Recommends reader Bryan White

Almonds are harvested by a machine shaking the tree until most of the nuts have fallen offAdam K

A Fan-Made Trailer for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 2019 EditionSam

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