King Henry VI of England banned kissing in 1439 to battle the plague. As the world confronts the coronavirus spreading from China, some health authorities are again urging people to refrain from physical displays of affection. Epidemiologists say limiting contact could help slow the march of a disease that’s turned up in dozens of countries in just two months and killed more than 2,700 people. Americans ought to think twice about bro hugs and high fives, they say, while the French and Italians might want to reconsider their traditional pecks on the cheek. “If coronavirus is circulating in your community, it’s a very prudent thing to do,” said Michael Osterholm, an expert on infectious diseases at the University of Minnesota. “It’s one of the few things you can do yourself to actively reduce your risk.” In Italy, people are starting to embrace the advice. Giorgia Nigri, a 36-year-old economist in Rome, said people have become less willing to … [Read more...] about Hugs and smooches? Kiss them goodbye
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Dominey's next goal as part of the Experimental Functional Android Assistant project is to build on the Toybox and Sally Anne studies to see if iCub can be taught to read more complex mental states and develop higher cognitive functions. "The really new thing would be if we could give iCub a sense of self so it could reflect on itself as an agent acting on the world. Then we would have the beginning of some true notion of intention and agency." Metta, meanwhile, has developed a touch-sensitive skin to enhance iCub's ability to gauge when it is getting too close to an object and is in danger of hitting it – a prerequisite for persuading people that it is safe to interact with robots at close quarters. … [Read more...] about Meet the new generation of robots. They’re almost human…
He is a very SMART boy! He knows sit, paw, lay down, kiss, and I'm sure a few more we haven't discovered yet. He's really good with his foster siblings and is pretty energetic. He sleeps peacefully through the night. He loves to play catch and zoom around the yard. After a long game of fetch Sanderson loves to curl up and be with his people! … [Read more...] about Meet Sanderson!
"I don't know what's going to happen next, because as far as Jacob thinks, David has ruined his life. I don't know if he's ever going to come around to the fact that David hasn't. It's definitely not going to be a quick fix." … [Read more...] about Emmerdale spoilers: Paedo Maya returns to make secret plans to meet up with Jacob