Assorted links for 08/03/2019

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1. And Now, a Bicycle Built for None

Towards artificial general intelligence with hybrid Tianjic chip architecture, Jing Pei et al., Nature, 572, 106 (2019)

2. Urban trees found to improve mental and general health

People in urban areas have a lower risk of developing psychological distress and better overall health if they have more trees within a walkable distance from their homes (…)

Association of Urban Green Space With Mental Health and General Health Among Adults in Australia, JAMA Netw Open., 2, e198208, (2019)

Findings  In this cohort study of 46 786 adults older than 45 years, exposure to 30% or more tree canopy compared with 0% to 9% tree canopy was associated with 31% lower odds of incident psychological distress, whereas exposure to 30% or more grass was associated with 71% higher odds of prevalent psychological distress after adjusting for age, sex, income, economic status, couple status, and educational level. Similar results were found for self-rated fair to poor general health but not physician-diagnosed depression or anxiety.

3. Ronald Reagan’s Long-Hidden Racist Conversation With Richard Nixon

4. E-girls and e-boys, explained

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