Welcome to Lux Recommends #180, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
Hundreds of thousands of marine viruses discovered in world’s oceans: “Survey reveals virus diversity hotspots in the Arctic Ocean, as well as the surface waters of temperate and tropical seas.” — Adam G
The Heart of a Swimmer vs. the Heart of a Runner: “Regular exercise changes the look and workings of the human heart. And researchers are discovering that different sports affect the heart differently.” — Adam K
The J. R. R. Tolkien Story That Makes the Case for Fantasy Fiction: “The Lord of the Rings author once wrote a short tale about a painter that elegantly argues for the value of escapism in literature.” — Sam
You Will Never Smell My World the Way I Do: “Scientists find that whiskey’s smokiness, the smell of beets and lily of the valley perfume can be utterly different depending on your genetic wiring.” — Adam G
How the world’s largest lion relocation was pulled off: “To bring lions back to central Mozambique, logistics ranged from providing safe transport to blessings from the spirit world.” — Adam G
Brain signals translated into speech using artificial intelligence: “Technology could one day be used to help people who can’t talk to communicate.” — Adam G
The Invention of the ‘Salvator Mundi’: “Or, How to Turn a $1,000 Art-Auction Pickup Into a $450 Million Masterpiece.” — Lux friend Tom Kane
The History of Time Travel: “A fictional documentary about the creation of the worlds first time machine, the men who created it, and the unintended ramifications it has on world events.” Fun little movie. — Sam
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