Cyborgs, Genesis Probes, and Aquariums: Lux Recommends #46
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Announcing the Exome Aggregation Consortium paper: “we pulled together DNA sequencing data from the largest collection of humans ever assembled — more than 60,000 people in total, from more than two dozen different disease projects, generously donated by researchers from around the world — to look at the distribution of genetic variation across the exome, and to make it publicly available for anyone to use.” — Adam G
The invention of the aquarium transformed the way humans think about the ocean: “It wasn’t long before naturalists and scientists came up with the idea of using aquariums to allow the public to similarly observe animals up close–in the process forever changing the way we think about marine life.” Fantastic article. See also a book mentioned in this article from 1850’s: The Aquarium: An Unveiling of the Wonders of the Deep Sea —Adam K
Cyborgs are already here, but the next steps will make you nauseous: “What we are doing at Grindhouse is the Wright Brothers of biohacking.” — Adam G
Slow Dance — A Frame that Slows Down Time: Kickstarter project by MIT-trained Physicist, Roboticist and Artist and former host of Discovery show “Time Warp” that brings slow-motion to real life. — Zack
Play All: A Bingewatcher’s Notebook by Clive James: Clive James’s acerbic wit has always flown from high-brow to low-brow, from obscure cultural references forgotten or forever unknown by the masses to the epicenter of ennui-fighting mindless and mind-numbing TV. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer a few years ago and it seems, thankfully for us, the harder and faster he writes, the longer he staves off the reaper. I always ask people: what are you reading? What are you bringing on? His newest book answers both.— Josh
Meru: “Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.” — Zack
Note: there is such a thing as a fog bow — a rainbow in fog.
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