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Amber, Email, and Not Colonizing Mars: Lux Recommends #192

By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #192, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).

The Human Cost of Amber: “Fossils preserved in sap offer an astonishingly clear view of the distant past, but they come at a high price.” — Sam

Work Ruined Email: “It’s not too late to fix it.” — Sam

Sports Cars, Psychopaths, and Testosterone: Inside the New Frontier of Fund Manager Research: “Ferraris are a red flag.” — Peter

Humans Will Never Colonize MarsSam

Analysts’ and Managers’ Use of Humor on Public Earnings Conference Calls: ‘Managers who crack jokes on earnings calls result in “higher abnormal returns surrounding the call and more positive analysts’ stock recommendation revisions following the call.” It literally pays to be funny sometimes.’ — Alex

Apple and Eli Lilly are studying whether data from iPhones and Apple Watches can detect signs of dementiaAdam G

Visa to Test Advanced AI to Prevent Fraud: “A cloud-based platform set to roll out this year will test deep-learning algorithms to better detect unauthorized transactions” — Zavain

No coding required: Companies make it easier than ever for scientists to use artificial intelligenceSam

One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon by Charles Fishman: “The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.” — Sam

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw: “Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.” — Adam G

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood: “A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.” — Adam K

The Lion KingAdam G

Also, check out Lux’s new series Futura! There are two episodes out so far:

Episode 1: The Magic of Your Mind; CTRL-labs’ Neural Interface Unlocks Human Potential

Episode 2: The Sport of the Future is Here; DRL Brings Star Wars Pod-Racing to Real Life

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