Welcome to Lux Recommends #291, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
Inflatable robotic hand gives amputees real-time tactile control: “Prosthetic enables a wide range of daily activities, such as zipping a suitcase, shaking hands, and petting a cat.” — Adam G
‘Like Choosing a Pope’: How Succession Got Messy at ‘Jeopardy!’: “The decades-old game show, TV comfort food for many, has been rocked by drama over who would replace the late Alex Trebek.” — Adam K
Barcelona Is $1.6 Billion In Debt After Messi’s Departure— Lux friend Nicky Sid
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir: “Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission — and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.” — Sam
Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life by Gillian Tett: “In an age when the business world is dominated by technology and data analysis, award-winning financial journalist and anthropology PhD Gillian Tett presents a radically different strategy for success: businesses can revolutionize their understanding of behavior by studying consumers, markets, and organizations through an anthropological lens.” — Lux Recommends reader Dan Katz
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