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Berlin ban on Airbnb short-term rentals upheld by city court

Tourists planning to pop over to Berlin for a weekend break may have to give up on the hipster dream of living like a local in a spacious loft apartment, and get back into the habit of staying in an old-fashioned hotel room instead.<p>Airbnb and other short-term letting agencies face a bleak future in …

Housing

45 questions Reddit users asked Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking is taking part in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. Here are some of the best questions he has been asked so far. He is planning to answer them over the next few weeks<p><i>I wanted to ask: Which is a scarier prospect for you? That we're alone in the universe, or not?</i></b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Surprising Mosaics Revealed in Ancient Synagogue in Israel

HUQOQ, Israel<p>Archaeologists puzzle over depictions of dancers, elephants, and a mysterious figure that may be Alexander the Great.<p>At the end of last month, amid the murmured chatter of archaeologists and the scraping of picks and trowels on rocks, a shout suddenly rang out. "Get Jodi! More mosaics!"<p>…

Yes, we work hard these days, but we work a lot less than we used to

Sometimes it feels like all anyone has time to do these days is work.<p>And thanks to decades of stagnant wages, a lot of people do have to work grueling hours, and multiple jobs, just to tread water.<p>But as these charts from Max Roser at Our World In Data show, on average, in developed countries, …