Maternal Microbes, the American Chestnut Tree, and Car Design: Lux Recommends #250
Welcome to Lux Recommends #250, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
Maternal microbes support fetal brain wiring: “Resident bacteria in the maternal gut are important for normal fetal brain development in mice. It emerges that this effect is driven by bacterially produced metabolite molecules that signal to the fetal brain.” — Adam G
Car design is about to change forever. This video encapsulates how: “The car of the future is a skateboard, and whatever you want goes on top.” — Adam K
AI Can Help Diagnose Some Illnesses — If Your Country Is Rich: “Algorithms for detecting eye diseases are mostly trained on patients in the US, Europe, and China. This can make the tools ineffective for other racial groups and countries.” — Deena
Without Live Music to Play, Pearl Jam Reimagines Rock Activism in 2020: “The pandemic has grounded rock tours and left clubs empty. So Pearl Jam is turning to the tools of modern politics to get out the vote.” — Adam K
The company that has a monopoly on ice cream truck music: “How a small, family-owned electronics company came to control 97% of the ice cream truck music market.” — friend of Lux Mike Granoff
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