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? Sign up here).
The Predator That Makes Great White Sharks Flee in Fear: “Better to run than to have your liver squeezed out.” — Adam G
Japan Has a New Emperor. Now It Needs a Software Update: “It isn’t exactly Y2K, but the country is scrambling to reconcile its systems with the ancient demands of an imperial calendar.” — Sam
The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same: “Complexity science explains why efforts to reject the mainstream merely result in a new conformity.” — Bilal
Artificial Intelligence is Helping Old Video Games Look Like New: “Modders are taking advantage of AI tools to update old graphics” — Sam
The Future of Wearable Tech Is Called a Hearing Aid: “Even if your ears are fine, you might want a device that translates 27 languages, tracks fitness, and monitors vital signs.” — Adam G
People Underestimate How Fun It Is to Do the Same Thing Twice: “It’s common to prize novelty in leisure activities, but research suggests that revisiting the familiar can offer unexpected pleasures.” — Sam
Exploding Aphids Plaster Holes in Their Home With Bodily Fluids: “In an extreme version of the clotting process, the bugs suicidally erupt to save their nest.” — Adam G
How Angry Pilots Got The Navy To Stop Dismissing UFO Sightings: “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.” — Peter
Queen Elizabeth II just turned 93 years old. See her banknote evolution. — Friend of Lux Jeff Weinstein
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