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[NEWS] Five sci-tech links: Southeast Asian hominins, dinosaurs, robots

  • National Geographic reports on the discovery of animals slaughtered by mysterious hominins present in the Philippines some 700 thousand years ago. Who were they?
  • National Geographic notes a new study suggesting that, before the Chixculub impact, the dinosaurs were doing fine as a group of animals, that they were not on the verge of dying out. The dinosaurs simply had bad luck.
  • CityLab notes how the jobs typically filled by women, particularly, are especially vulnerable to roboticization.
  • CBC recently reported from a conference in Las Vegas, where robots demonstrated their ability to fill any number of jobs, displacing human workers.
  • Matt Simon at WIRED wrote about the potential for robot and human workers to co-exist, each with their own strengths.
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