Whale Microbiome, Rubik’s Cubes, and the Believability of Fictional Creatures: Lux Recommends #105
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The PayPal Mafia of Self-Driving Cars Has Been at It a Decade: “A Pentagon-funded contest spawned many of today’s self-driving startups. A decade later, the competitors are struggling to perfect the technology.” — Peter
Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza: “Muon-detecting sensors have revealed a huge hidden cavity hidden within the pyramid — the first major structural find since the 19th century” — Sam
Extensive Core Microbiome in Drone-Captured Whale Blow Supports a Framework for Health Monitoring: The microbiome in the exhaled breath (whale) of humpback whales. — Natalie
Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks: A novel set in the Culture—a galaxy-spanning incredibly advanced post-scarcity civilization—and featuring one of its agents who cavorts from planet to planet, infiltrating societies on behalf of the Culture. — Sam
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