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Space Art, Virtual Land, and the Google of Genomics: Lux Recommends #146

By Sam Arbesman, PhD

Welcome to Lux Recommends #146, 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 Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History: “Crippled ports. Paralyzed corporations. Frozen government agencies. How a single piece of code crashed the world.” — Adam G

For a Lasting Marriage, Try Marrying Someone Your Own Age: “Even a five-year age difference makes a couple 18 percent more likely to get divorced, compared to a couple born on or around the same year.” — Adam K

Who Will Be the Google of Genomics? “The first company to offer whole genome sequencing for free can build the most valuable advertising engine in the world.” — Adam G

Programming My Child: On the nature of child-raising and AI and computer programming. — Sam

Space Art Is Causing a Ruckus Among Astronomers: “The line between culture and clutter can be hard to trace, even hundreds of miles above Earth.” — Sam

Ancient Girl’s Parents Were Two Different Human Species: “Born 90,000 years ago, the child is the first direct evidence of interbreeding among Neanderthals and their cousins the Denisovans.” — Adam K

The World’s Oldest Blockchain Has Been Hiding in the New York Times Since 1995Sam

And This Is the Most Amazing Photo Ever Taken From a Commercial Airplane. Now, a Southwest Passenger Explains How He Did ItAdam G

Crazy Rich Asians: “It’s been 25 years since a major Hollywood film has featured a pre-dominantly Asian cast. Not only is Crazy Rich Asians a big deal in terms of our representation in the mainstream media, it handles issues of family, loyalty and relationships with nuance — while also being a great time at the movies. Must see.” — Alex

The Forger Adam K

The virtual land selling for millionsAdam G

Air drops to stock fish in a mountain lakeZack

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