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Beijing’s Forbidden City lies shrouded in industrial smog.
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Holger Kleine via iStock
China’s infamous air pollution affects its citizens’ minds as well as their bodies.

Clearing the air reduces suicide rates

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a pink-colored droplet between yellow-bordered cells
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Courtesy Image
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A pyramid of concept cards underpins a basilica on a laptop screen. Behind the computer is a more abstract pyramid of concepts floating above the desk.
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An illustration by Midjourney with the prompt: “A computer with clouds of equations and symbols.”
What an artificial intelligence displays on the screen reflects its internal representation of the world, which may be quite different than our own.

The mind of the machine
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The head of a California red-legged frog peers out from lily pads
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Gary M. Fellers/USGS
California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) surfaces in a pond in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.

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A humpback swims at the surface with fishing gear wrapped around its flukes.
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E. Lyman/ NOAA Sanctuaries
Less gear in the water means fewer chances for Whales to become entangled.