Marine Viruses, Lion Relocation, and Fantasy Fiction: Lux Recommends #180

May 10 · 2 min read


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? ).


: “Survey reveals virus diversity hotspots in the Arctic Ocean, as well as the surface waters of temperate and tropical seas.” —

: “Regular exercise changes the look and workings of the human heart. And researchers are discovering that different sports affect the heart differently.” —

: “The Lord of the Rings author once wrote a short tale about a painter that elegantly argues for the value of escapism in literature.” —

: “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.” —

: “To bring lions back to central Mozambique, logistics ranged from providing safe transport to blessings from the spirit world.” —

: “Most ocean animals produce their own light or host bacteria that do — a useful skill for communication, finding prey, camouflage, and more.” —

: “Technology could one day be used to help people who can’t talk to communicate.” —

: “Or, How to Turn a $1,000 Art-Auction Pickup Into a $450 Million Masterpiece.” — Lux friend Tom Kane

: “The microbes that live in your body might be influencing your behavior. Researchers want to know what they’re saying to your brain and how” —

: “Many have built calling-card homes, from Frank Gehry to Antón García-Abril and Débora Mesa” —




: “A pair of Texas Rangers come out of retirement to catch the infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.” —

: “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. —


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