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Lioness kills father, mysterious polio-like illness, how many jobs will automation replace? and more

• Oct 22, 2018 at 9:26 AM

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THE GUARDIAN: Lioness kills father of her three cubs at Indianapolis zoo

A lioness has killed the father of her three offspring, suffocating her mate by locking her jaws on to his neck at Indianapolis zoo in an attack not fully understood by zoo staff.

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QUARTZ: What we know about the mysterious polio-like illness spreading across the US

The US Centers for Disease Control now says there have been 62 confirmed and 65 suspected cases of the mysterious condition known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). The CDC is so concerned with the disease's spread that it announced it will begin providing weekly updates.

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RECODE: Why no one really knows how many jobs automation will replace

Tech CEOs and politicians alike have issued grave warnings about the capability of automation, including AI, to replace large swaths of our current workforce. But the people who actually study this for a living — economists — have very different ideas about just how large the scale of that automation will be.

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ONE COOL THING: 10 hilarious shows to try after watching ‘Rick and Morty’

Rick and Morty may not be the first animated series designed for older audiences, but it’s blown up so much that if we can’t have more episodes right away, we need other TV shows like Rick and Morty to fill that void.

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