Monthly Archive: December 2020

Omnidirectional robot shoots out treats for home-alone pets

Rocki is remotely controlled over the internet, by pet owners viewing real-time video from the robot’s camera.  Rocki – By Ben Coxworth 2020 Dec 21 – Earlier this year, we heard about a pet-entertaining/treat-dispensing robot known as Pumpkii. Although its crowdfunding campaign was cancelled, …

Was Jesus really born in Bethlehem?

Why the Gospels disagree over the circumstances of Christ’s birth. A doll representing the infant Jesus in St. Catherine’s, the Franciscan church in the town of Bethlehem. David Silverman/Getty Images – By Rodolfo Galván Estrada III, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the New Testament, Fuller …

Facebook Is a Doomsday Machine

The architecture of the modern web poses grave threats to humanity. It’s not too late to save ourselves. https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/video/upload/facebookdoomsday2.mp4 – Story by Adrienne LaFrance 2020 Dec 15 – The Doomsday Machine was never supposed to exist. It was meant to be a thought …

Llívia – The Spanish town stranded in France

Welcome to Llívia, a little patch of Spain stranded in France and one of Europe’s oldest enclaves. – Miquel Ros, CNN Published 2020 Dec 17 – The view from the castle is so magnificent that it’s easy to understand why warring empires didn’t …

Kangaroos can ask humans for help, new study shows

Researchers found that the kangaroos intentionally communicated with humans. – By Amy Woodyatt, CNN 2020 Dec 16 – It may sound a bit “Dr. Doolittle,” but it turns out kangaroos can communicate with humans. – Researchers found that kangaroos “intentionally” communicated with humans …