Welcome to Lux Recommends #176, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
For Centuries, Know-It-Alls Carried Beautiful Miniature Almanacs Wherever They Went: “The small, ornate tomes were big status symbols.” — Sam
Closing in on a century-old mystery, scientists are figuring out what the body’s ‘tuft cells’ do: “Tuft cells serve as sentinels along the body’s invasion routes, relying on their sensory capabilities to detect pathogens and allergens that are inhaled or trying to infiltrate in other ways.” — Adam G
An Ancient Human Species Is Discovered in a Philippine Cave: “Archaeologists in Luzon Island have turned up the bones of a distantly related species, Homo luzonensis, further expanding the human family tree.” — Adam K
On the Basis of Sex: “The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.” — Adam G
HANNA: “In equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, HANNA follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.” — Adam G
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