January 2022


David Rangel

A few interesting things (Jan. 2022)

Each month we share a list of items that the Merus team found interesting and that we think you will too. Let us know if you have any comments or if you’ve come across similar things that may interest us.

1) 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible - Seemingly out of nowhere, Nepali mountaineer Nimsdai Purja embarks on a record-breaking quest to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks in seven months. - Sean

2) The Outlaw Ocean Project - 70% of the earth's surface is essentially beyond the reach of any effective law. The consequences are devastating. - Salman

3) Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West - A good rundown of a time (1880s) when the cattle industry was the biggest employer in the US, and barbed wire was a breakthrough technology - David

4) Persuading the Body to Regenerate its Limbs - Some worms can be cut into 200 or so smaller pieces and each piece grows a new head. What may be possible in humans? - Salman

5) In her short life, Emmy Noether changed the face of physics - Emmy Noether had an insight that spans all fundamental physical theories and deserves to be much more widely known. - David

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