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Woman or machine? New robots look creepily human

TOKYO — The new robot guides at a Tokyo museum look so eerily human and speak so smoothly they almost outdo people – almost. Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, an Osaka University professor, says they will be useful for research on how people interact with robots and on what differentiates the person from the machine. …

Scientists find 6,200-year-old parasite egg

LONDON — In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic worm that now afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide. Archaeologists discovered a parasite egg near the pelvis of a child skeleton in northern Syria and say it dates back to a time …

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