Monday Reads – 25/01

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The first month of the new year is almost over. And here are some interesting articles that I came across last week…

He may have found the key to the origins of life. So why have so few heard of him? – Over the past year or so, I have come across a few stories of relatively unknown scientists who are only now, belatedly, getting recognition for their work. This article is of one such scientist – Hungarian biologist Tibor Ganti.

The Advice Epidemic – Giving others ‘advice’ is a ‘noble’ gesture, right? Well, this article argues that it is not. Read on to find out why.

How the pandemic could redefine our productivity obsession – “Accelerated changes to work-life routines are leading some people to radically rethink their approach to productivity – and even change the quality of their lives.

The car, reinvented. From scratch – The car is one of those inventions that’s barely changed in design in over a century. However, that is fast changing with the increasing popularity of electric (and soon, autonomous) cars. This article, by an ex-Tesla engineer, lists some of the key changes that we are seeing.

10 mid-century modern destinations around the world – Travel might still be some way off for many of us. But we can always dream about and plan our next trip! This article has suggestions for people who might be interested in mid 20th-century design.

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