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After a bunch of really nice humans helped a hitchhiking robot traverse the length of Canada and most of Germany, the robot was going to try to make it from Massachusetts all the way to California.HitchBOT is the brainchild of two Canadian social scientists. As Frauke Zeller and David Harris Smith explained it in a piece for the Harvard Business review, it was an experiment meant to spark a discussion "about trust, notions of safety, and about our attitude towards technology."For his third...
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On a recent visit to Kenya, President Obama proposed changes to U.S. laws governing the sale of ivory. The measure is largely in response to a poaching crisis that's pushing elephants, rhinos, and other species to the brink of extinction. Connecticut was once a hub for the global ivory trade, so musicians and museums are wondering what the future holds for their ivory-containing instruments, art, and antiques.
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