Japanese Calendars, Aphids, and Old Video Games: Lux Recommends #178

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Apr 26 · 2 min read

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Welcome to Lux Recommends #178, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? ).

Articles

: “Better to run than to have your liver squeezed out.” —

: “It isn’t exactly Y2K, but the country is scrambling to reconcile its systems with the ancient demands of an imperial calendar.” —

: “Complexity science explains why efforts to reject the mainstream merely result in a new conformity.” —

: “Modders are taking advantage of AI tools to update old graphics” —

: “Even if your ears are fine, you might want a device that translates 27 languages, tracks fitness, and monitors vital signs.” —

: “It’s common to prize novelty in leisure activities, but research suggests that revisiting the familiar can offer unexpected pleasures.” —

: “In an extreme version of the clotting process, the bugs suicidally erupt to save their nest.” —

: “We want to get to the bottom of this. We need to determine who’s doing it, where it’s coming from and what their intent is.” —

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