Narlugas, Giant Squid, and Mars: Lux Recommends #186

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Jun 28 · 2 min read

Welcome to Lux Recommends #186, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

Articles

: “A very strange hybrid whale was the offspring of a narwhal mother and a beluga father.” — Sam

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: “Seven years after scientists caught the elusive deep-sea cephalopod on video, they saw another. Then lightning struck a third time.” — Adam G

: “Insect populations are in dramatic decline, and the consequences could be serious for everything from waste management to agriculture” — friend of Lux Peter Ginsberg

: “Research shows key proteins in disease can spread from gastrointestinal tract to brain” — Adam G

: Key finding: asset managers who grow up poor tend to outperform those who grow up rich. higher barriers to entry for those without connections and privilege means they have to be exceptional to break into the industry and thrive in it. — Alex N

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Books

by Neal Stephenson: Brain uploading meets mythology: “ by way of Philip K. Dick” — Sam

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