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Assorted links for 10/22/2019

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1. The year of the NBA unicorn (NBA, Axios) 2. Automating humans with AI (AI, Axios) 3. Mammon. Far from representing rationality and logic, capitalism is modernity’s most beguiling and dangerous form of enchantment by Eugene McCarraher (society, aeon) 4. The city trying to make urban living good for your health (cities, BBC) 5. The World Can Make More Water From the Sea, but at What Cost? (technology, NYT)

Assorted links for 09/12/2019

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1. The Lattimer Massacre Happened More Than a Century Ago. The Sheriff’s Account of the Killing Could Have Been Written Yesterday. (history, Slate) 2. Britain’s Broken Parliament (cities, The Atlantic) 3. Ship of horrors: life and death on the lawless high seas by Ian Urbina (society, The Guardian) 4. Teens are anxious and depressed after three hours a day on social media (science, MIT technology Review)and the original article: Riehm KE, Feder KA, Tormohlen KN, […]

Assorted links for 08/26/2019

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1. The $6 Million Drug Claim (healthcare, NYT) New treatments for rare diseases are changing the lives of patients, but the price can reach millions of dollars for a single person. 2. How Guilty Should You Feel About Your Vacation? (climate, NYT) 3. What Happens When War Is Outlawed by Louis Menand (politics, TNY) 4. Flora sapiens (can plants think?) by Emma Marris (science) 5. What U.S. Cities Facing Climate Disaster Risks Are Least Prepared? (climate, CityLab)

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 […]