10 Strange Jobs You’d Never Imagine Robots Are Taking Over

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Robots are going to take our jobs. That’s not a paranoid fear of some grim, dystopic future—at this point, it’s just a fact. Factories are becoming automated, delivery trucks are becoming self-driving, and drones are beginning to fill the skies. Some jobs, we’re starting to accept, just aren’t going to be meant for humans much longer.

But it might not stop there. Because it’s not just factory workers who are being replaced by robots; it’s everyone, from the creative to the personable. Some of the last jobs—and even just social roles—you’d ever imagine are being taken over by robots, including some you would never have considered.

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10 Weird Ways Major Religions Have Weighed In On Aliens And UFOs

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Space is a bit of a problem for religion. Most of the world’s major faiths started thousands of years ago, when we still thought the whole universe revolved around our planet, and now that we know that isn’t true, things are getting a little sticky for theologians.

Life might be out there, beyond the stars, and that changes things. After all, if God and His prophets came to enlighten life on Earth, what in the world happened on Kepler-186f? And what if all those crazy stories about UFOs are true? If there are life-forms out there that are smarter than humans, and are already using spaceships to abduct hillbillies and leave pretty designs in cornfields, what does that say about us?

It’s enough to send a holy man into an anxiety attack. Is there life on other planets? Did God visit them? And, if so—does He like them more than us? Every religion has had to tackle these problems and, of course, the most important problem of all: If there are aliens on other worlds, how are we going to track them down and convert those heathens?

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10 WTF Facts That Prove Columbus Shouldn’t Have His Own Holiday

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Christopher Columbus still has his own holiday. Today, most people are at least dimly aware that Columbus wasn’t exactly a great guy, but somehow, he’s still managed to hold on to a little dignity and respect. It was a different time, some might say; or, perhaps, he was no worse than the rest.

But Christopher Columbus wasn’t just your standard careless colonialist. The things he did were so twisted that even the people of his own time thought of him as a monster. Most of it is so brutal it gets cut out of history books in the name of good taste, but the real Columbus was far, far worse than you ever could have imagined.

We’re going to tell you the real story of Christopher Columbus. So get ready—because this is going to get pretty messed up.

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What Anti-Immigrant Hysteria Looked Like 100 Years Ago

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War can turn people against their neighbors. When the First World War broke out across Europe, the people of the United States started to worry. They were afraid of the massive threat growing on the other side of the world – and with no way to lash out against it, a lot of them just took their fear out on the German-Americans who lived next door.

It’s not a part of our history that we like to talk about – but the face of America was completely changed by the fear and paranoia that swept across the country during the so-called Great War.

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10 Heroes From The Darkest Attacks In Recent Memory

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In times of disaster, Fred Rogers once said, we need to look for the helpers. “You will always find people who are helping,” Mr. Rogers promised, no matter how dark the actions of one person might be. “There are still so many helpers—so many caring people in this world.”

He was right. Even today, when terrorist attacks and mass shootings have become so common that they barely even come as a surprise, there are still helpers. Through every dark tragedy that’s hit our world, there have been people who have risked their own lives to help others.

The helpers still outnumber the killers. And today, as in Fred Rogers’s time, there are still so many caring people in this world.

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The Reckless History Of U.S. Nuclear Testing, In 55 Unbelievable Photos

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The United States has been hit by more nuclear weapons than any other nation in the world. It’s a fact we try our best not to acknowledge – but thanks to nuclear testing, we’ve attacked ourselves more than anyone else.

The numbers are staggering. Over the course of less than 50 years, the United States of America conducted at least 1,054 nuclear weapons tests. The US Army alone detonated at least 1,149 atomic devices, nearly every one of them on American soil, and 9 out of 10 of them specifically in the deserts of Nevada.

[Read the full article at All That Is Interesting.]