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The Innovative Coworking Spaces of 15th-Century Italy

Coworking spaces are on the rise, from Google’s “Campus” in London to NextSpace in California. Much has been made of these shared workspaces as a brand-new idea, one that barely existed 10 years ago. But the way they function reminds me of a very old idea: the Renaissance “bottega” (workshop) of …

Exploring Mexico’s Caves—Some of the Deepest Pits in the World

Amazon Prime Video now has 4 times as many movies as Netflix

As Netflix has shifted toward original (and exclusive) shows and movies, the size of its catalog has gone down.<p>Research last month showed that since January 2014, the number of titles available on Netflix in the US has shrunk by 31.7%. This was particularly pronounced in movies, where Netflix's …

Televisions

Google Search Will Soon Include Live TV Listings

Google is ready to give TV Guide and IMDB a run for their money. Pretty soon, you will be able to Google the name of a television show or movie and …

RNC Officials Leave Convention Rules Unchanged at Florida Meeting

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- The Republican National Committee’s Standing Rules Committee closed Wednesday without recommending any changes to the convention rules, with members in near-unanimous agreement that any changes would only fuel charges that the RNC is playing favorites in advance of the …

Government

Futurist Ray Kurzweil wants to use tiny robots in our bloodstream to fight disease and live forever

In an interview with Playboy, Kurzweil described a future in which microscopic robots inhabit our bloodstream, helping our immune system fight disease.<p>"By the 2020s we'll start using nanobots to complete the job of the immune system," he said. "Our immune system is great, but it evolved thousands …

Immunotherapy

Microsoft explains what you’ll lose by upgrading to Windows 10

Say goodbye to Windows Media Center and control over your updates<p>Microsoft announced today that it will be launching Windows 10 on July 29th, encouraging Windows 7 and 8.1 users to reserve their free upgrade with a notification in their task bar. However, while the company has been busy …