Gene Therapy Comes of Age, Lobster Pain, and the Music of the Mazg: Lux Recommends #114
Welcome to Lux Recommends #114, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (and want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
The Strange History of One of the Internet’s First Viral Videos: “The clip began to circulate online, mostly via email, in 1997. Dubbed “badday.mpg,” it’s likely one of the first internet videos ever to go viral” — Adam K
18 Spider-Killing Spiders Discovered — And They Look Like Pelicans: “The brutally effective assassins live in the rain forests of Madagascar, a new study says” —Adam G
An (Institutional) Investor’s Take on Cryptoassets (pdf): Finally, a sober and clear analysis cutting through the fog and meshing concepts from economics, game theory, and computer science to put together a clear theory on what’s happening in Crypto. — Zavain
The Swiss Consider the Lobster. It Feels Pain, They Decide: “The government of Switzerland kicked off a debate this week when it ordered that lobsters and other crustaceans no longer be dropped alive into boiling water. Boiling them causes pain, the government said, and should be replaced by a more rapid method of death — such as stunning.” — Zack
Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body: “The human body makes tens of thousands of cellular proteins, each for a particular task. Now researchers have learned to create custom versions not found in nature.” — Adam G
World’s biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers say — Lux Recommends reader Lboca
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