Welcome to Lux Recommends #276, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
A Revolution Is Sweeping the Science of Ancient Diseases: “The study of DNA from millennia-old bacteria and viruses is revealing new secrets about the plague and other epidemics.” — Sam
Scientists are searching for the plural of ‘black hole,’ and their ideas are out of this world: “Popular ideas include a ‘terror’ of black holes and a ‘silence’ of black holes.” — Deena
Cell and gene therapy: The next frontier in pharmaceutical services: “A few ambitious companies are pioneering a new industry serving the emerging sector” — Adam G
Daniel Kaminsky, Internet Security Savior, Dies at 42: “If you are reading this obituary online, you owe your digital safety to him.”— from Lux friend Nicky Sid
The Newest Status Symbol for High-Net Worth Homeowners: Trophy Trees: “In search of the perfect garden, the super rich are paying upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring in huge old trees by helicopter, barge and flatbed truck” — Adam K
First GMO Mosquitoes to Be Released In the Florida Keys: “The EPA approved Oxitec’s mosquitoes for release this spring. Some scientists and locals want to halt the deployment.” — Shaq
Lost Cities: A Story of Coral — friend of Lux Bryan White
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