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Use this map to explore Airbnb's takeover of New York City

One-third of listings are run by hosts with multiple properties<p>When Airbnb got taken to task by the New York City Council last month, one of the key points of contention was who exactly uses Airbnb and how they’re using it. Airbnb maintained that it’s used by New Yorkers renting out rooms on …

New York City

I Have Opinions About Dippy

Dippy the <i>Diplodocus</i> has been at London’s Natural History Museum since 1905. Source<p>Historic fossil mounts are usually taken for granted. Classics like …

Installation art in the service of science

Unbridled awesome. Photo by the author.<p>Earlier this week, Dippy the <i>Diplodocus</i> gave me an opportunity to discuss mounted fossil skeletons as objects …

Dinosaurs

'It's <i>your</i> turn now.' Dippy and the Blue Whale

Scarcely had I mentioned how well Sophie the <i>Stegosaurus</i> complemented the presence of the beloved <i>Diplodocus</i> at their respective entrances to London's …

Google’s 160-pound robot dog will scare the bejesus out of you

Google-owned robotics firm Boston Dynamics is no stranger to creating robotic beasts that can do freakish feats, but their latest robotic quadruped — a 160-pound doglike machine named Spot — takes the crazy factor to an all new level with a smaller, nimbler, more-kickable form factor.<p>To be …

10 Invaluable Web Apps and Tools for New Startups

Every day there are new startups launching, and beginning their -- hopefully successful -- journey, but not all startups consist of teams that are big in numbers, which means that many of the corporate and industry tools simply fall out of use; as they've been built with the big business in mind.<p>In …

Startups

Big Empty Italian Castles For Sale

<i>T</i>here is an Italian real estate agency that currently has 70 castles up for sale on its books. That’s an unusually high amount of castles, wouldn’t …

Italy

RT @JanFreedman: One for @Laelaps - Amazing front page of Scientific American, 1905, all about 'Brontosaurus'. Gorgeous illustrations. http://t.co/Zk68AnyCvs