Welcome to Lux Recommends #143, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (and want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume: “The swift rebranding of the roughly 170-year-old district is just one example of how Google Maps has now become the primary arbiter of place names. With decisions made by a few Google cartographers, the identity of a city, town or neighborhood can be reshaped, illustrating the outsize influence that Silicon Valley increasingly has in the real world.” — Sam
Metamaterial-equipped endoscope reveals your innermost secrets: “Metamaterial provides a clearer view of hidden tissues.” — Adam G
We Use Sports Terms All the Time. But Where Do They Come From? Hat in the Ring, Wild-Goose Chase, Hands Down, and more. — Josh
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