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Sophia The Robot Connects With People Emotionally

That robots can perform complicated movements with elegance is well known.

But how about a robot that can cry, laugh, and frown just like us?

Enter Sophia, a robot whose widespread appeal lies not in big, dramatic actions (her torso is often fixed to a rolling base), but rather an uncanny humanoid appearance, coupled with the ability to express emotions,

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Mice Grown From Parents Of Same Gender

It takes two parents of different genders to make a mammalian baby, right? Wrong. Scientists in China have bred healthy mice from two mothers using a gene-editing technology. This is a significant feat as scientists study mammalian reproduction, but carries with it ethical and safety questions.

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Genetic Link In Addiction Found

Scientists have now discovered a clue to why some people are more prone to addiction than others. An ancient retrovirus that dates back earlier than modern humans may explain why people suffer from addiction, they have said.

Retroviruses are viruses that can inject their DNA into the genome of the host.

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The Meter: How A Measure Came To Be

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“Measurement is one of the most banal and ordinary things, but it’s actually the things we take for granted that are the most interesting and have such contentious histories,” said Dr Ken Alder, history professor at Northwestern University and author of The Measure of All Things, a book about the creation of the metre.

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Twitter Not To Ban InfoWars And Alex Jones

The CEO of Twitter says it will not ban InfoWars or its founder Alex Jones because their accounts do not violate the social media platform's rules.

A number of tech giants, including YouTube and Facebook, deleted the right-wing conspiracy theorist's content this week, citing hate speech.

Jones has accused the platforms of unfair censorship of his accounts.

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