New Theory Suggests Charles Darwin Suffered from Lyme Disease

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During his lifetime, Charles Darwin complained of so many different ailments that it’s no small miracle the pioneering evolutionary biologist got any work done. Historians have struggled to understand the exact nature of his illness or illnesses, but new research suggests one potentially obvious malady has been…

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The Ancient Origins of Automation

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The robots are coming for our jobs, artificial intelligence is ascendant, and invisible programs are taking over our lives. “Automation” is the word that comes up in each of those contexts and plenty more. It’s certainly one of the looming concepts of Our Times—a business imperative, an economic driver, a utopian…

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https://gizmodo.com/the-ancient-origins-of-automation-1830880224

Lois Lanes, Ranked

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Next week the CW will air a three-part superhero crossover of Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl, and besides featuring Nora Fries (Mr. Freeze’s usually Popsicle wife), and Crisis on Infinite Earth character the Monitor, it will also finally introduce us to the CW DC-verse’s version of Lois Lane.

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We Asked a Researcher to Judge the Historically Inaccurate Junk in Robin Hood

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I don’t care that Otto Bathurst’s Robin Hood played so fast and loose with history it basically exists in an alternate universe. On the contrary, it was one of the things I enjoyed the most about it. The movie was great when it was just having a good time, instead of trying too hard to make us take it seriously. But…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/we-asked-a-researcher-to-judge-the-historically-inaccur-1830663406