Welcome to Lux Recommends #272, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
Jennifer Doudna on the Pandemic Year: The Power of Mission-Driven Science: “Professors, researchers and engineers set aside their own projects to focus on how best to fight the pandemic” — Deena
The Deepest Diver in the History of Free Diving Goes Below the Ice: “For the past four years, Alexey Molchanov has been the undisputed best all-around free diver in the world. He broke yet another world record last week, this time beneath an icy surface.” — Adam K
Turing Award Goes to Creators of Computer Programming Building Blocks: “Jeffrey Ullman and Alfred Aho developed many of the fundamental concepts that researchers use when they build new software.”-Shaq
Master of the Revels by Nicole Galland: “This fast-paced sequel to the New York Times bestselling near-future adventure The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. picks up where the original left off, as Tristan Lyons, Mel Stokes, and their fellow outcasts from the Department of Diachronic Operations (D.O.D.O.) fight to stop the powerful Irish witch Gráinne from using time travel to reverse the evolution of all modern technology.” — Sam
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