Body Doubles: A New Way to Work From Home

Body Doubles: A New Way to Work From Home

Telecommuting is the new not telecommuting. But there are intangible advantages to being physically present in an office. Double robot (retail price $2,500) is a new approach to telepresence. The mobile robot, controlled by you, allows you to occupy physical space at work–from anywhere in the world. In this episode of If Our Bodies Could Talk, New-York-based senior editor James Hamblin tries it out with a visit to The Atlantic headquarters in Washington D.C.

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An Ancient Chinese Ginkgo Tree Drops an Ocean of Golden Leaves

An Ancient Chinese Ginkgo Tree Drops an Ocean of Golden Leaves

This towering ginkgo tree is located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains in China. Every autumn the green leaves on the 1,400-year-old tree turn bright yellow and fall into a golden heap on the temple grounds drawing tourists from the surrounding area.

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