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AI Replication, IVF, and the Giraffe: Lux Recommends #255

By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #255, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

AI is wrestling with a replication crisis: “Tech giants dominate research but the line between real breakthrough and product showcase can be fuzzy. Some scientists have had enough.” — Deena

Does the human brain resemble the Universe?Zack

IVF can be a painstaking process. Could AI make it more precise?Deena

The Death of the $15 Salad: “How pizza won the pandemic — and Sweetgreen got left behind” — Adam K

Ten steps to ethics-based governance of AI in health careDeena

Now, ‘freezer farms’ for potential Covid-19 vaccine delivery — friend of Lux Nicky Sid

One Caravaggio coming right up! Adam Lowe, the art world’s master fakerAdam K

Consider the Giraffe Sam

I should have loved biologyZavain

They Are Also 2 Wild and Crazy Guys: ‘Steve Martin wanted to make cartoons, but he can only draw stick figures. He teamed up with the illustrator Harry Bliss, and the result is their new book, “A Wealth of Pigeons.”’ — Adam K

The intriguing maps that reveal alternate histories — by Sam

The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem: ‘a series of humorous science fiction short stories by Polish writer Stanisław Lem, originally published in 1965, with an English translation appearing in 1974. The main protagonists of the series are Trurl and Klapaucius, the “constructors”.’ — Sam

The Queen’s Gambit: “Orphaned at 9, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But, child stardom comes at a price.” — friend of Lux Bobby D.

The Other Side of Fear: “Champion big wave surfer and professional keynote speaker, Mark Mathews, is no stranger to fear. Mark’s incredible journey back from the brink will inspire anyone facing their own battles in life.” — Adam G

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