Wednesday assorted links

1. Why did it take so long to invent the bicycle? (recommended)

2. Student slacking at Chinese universities.

3. Italy’s $1 homes.

4. “Milan’s local government says that some 40 per cent of the city’s buildings have been sprayed on, about 40,000 in total.”  2006 link, but I can assure you still relevant.

5. Lee Smolin and Leibniz.

6. Diane Coyle on the study of progress.


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