The Robots Are Up To Something, And It Might Have A Lot To Do With You

Hold on to your hard hats and laptops, folks, because the future is upon us. The machines are moving in!

Not to belabor the point (sorry), but while a large part of the world won't see this first wave of white-collar robots, we want to be thinking about education and job transition programs that help ease EVERYONE toward an automated workplace. This includes, apparently, doing a better job of sitting around and being waited on — by robots! Make that dry. Two olives.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.

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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16

92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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