Welcome to Lux Recommends #299, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
A Chemical Hunger — Part I: Mysteries: A series of blog posts on obesity. — Lux Recommends reader Dan Katz
What I Learned About My Writing By Seeing Only The Punctuation: “I made a web tool that lets you spy your hidden literary style” — Sam
High-End Design Comes to the Fish Tank: “Luxury home aquariums now can rival installations at public aquariums in size and scale, and they come with hefty price tags”— Lux friend Chuck Clarvit
At the George Washington Bridge Casino, Your Bets Are a Bike Ride Away: “You can’t gamble online in New York, but you can in New Jersey. For a group of frustrated N.F.L. bettors, that means a 15-minute trek via bicycle that saves them a $16 toll.” — Adam K
Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration by Bryan Caplan and Zach Weinersmith: “Economist Bryan Caplan makes a bold case for unrestricted immigration in this fact-filled graphic nonfiction…He argues that opening all borders could eliminate absolute poverty worldwide and usher in a booming worldwide economy―greatly benefiting humanity.” — Sam
Hope lies in dreams: “Stan Crooke rose from poverty to found a company that pioneered antisense drugs. After decades of struggle and years of public doubt, the company created a treatment that has saved thousands of children from the brutal disease spinal muscular atrophy.” — Ankeeta
These AIs Are About to Revolutionize Biology — friend of Lux Bryan White
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