Socially assistive robots interact with people and can do chores, help in health care, and offer emotional support. Will the pandemic make them catch on?
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Demolishing abandoned houses may help whole neighborhoods by getting people to do a better job maintaining their own properties, a new study shows.
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A new survey finds that 66% of likely voters support voting by mail for all Americans for the November election and just 22% oppose that idea.
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People who get most of their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19, a new study shows.
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The regular sounds of sports will be missing when they return after COVID-19 hiatuses. How will silence or artificial crowds change the game for viewers?
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New research examines how people articulate their sadness when a robot "dies," such as NASA's Opportunity rover.
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The US has a long history of anti-Asian hate crimes and "othering," say researchers, including the Chinese Exclusion Act, Japanese internment camps, and other events.
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Two forms of abuse, stalking and harassment, are surprisingly common in teen relationships, according to new research.
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New research identifies a possible terms for food made from the cells of fish or shellfish, rather than whole animals: cell-based seafood.
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