Welcome to Lux Recommends #274, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
Adding is favoured over subtracting in problem solving: “A series of problem-solving experiments reveal that people are more likely to consider solutions that add features than solutions that remove them, even when removing features is more efficient.” — Deena
Bill Hwang Had $20 Billion, Then Lost It All in Two Days: “The fast rise and even faster fall of a trader who bet big with borrowed money.” — Adam K
Elon Musk’s Neuralink reveals monkey playing Pong with brain implant: “A new Neuralink video shows nine-year-old Macaque playing the classic video game… using a brain-implant device.” — Deena
How Disney’s ‘real’ lightsaber patent actually works: “Think tape measures — or slap bracelets, in reverse” — Adam K
To become queen, these ants fight — then shrink their brains: “Female Indian jumping ants that lose their bids for the crown can regrow their brains — a feat that has never been seen before in insects.” — Sujude
Prolonged Isolation Can Lead to the Creation of New Accents: “Social distancing might not entirely change the way we talk, but a Mars expedition might do the trick.” — Adam K
Why Studies of Insect Vision Will Change Your Life: “See the future of self-driving cars and other marvels in the brains of flies.” — Deena
Sky Rojo: “Coral, Wendy and Gina go on the run in search of freedom while being chased by Romeo, their pimp from Las Novias Club, and his henchmen, Moises and Christian.”— Friend of Lux Alan Ezzati
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