Lab-Grown Brains, Recycling Cruise Ships, and Crazy-Looking Fish: Lux Recommends #253
Welcome to Lux Recommends #253, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
Can lab-grown brains become conscious? “A handful of experiments are raising questions about whether clumps of cells and disembodied brains could be sentient, and how scientists would know if they were.” — Sam
The Messy, Booming Business of Recycling Cruise Ships: “Thanks to the pandemic, the practice of breaking apart ships and selling them for parts is on the rise.” — Peter
The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China by Jonathan Kaufman: “An epic, multigenerational story of two rival dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era” — friend of Lux Bobby D
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