Lyft, the pink mustache peer-to-peer ride-sharing company, has postponed its New York City Launch after being hit with a restraining order by the state attorney general.
The rebirth of bicycle ridership has been a triumph for some, a curse for others. While bicycle infrastructure has been found to save cities money, not all urban dwellers appreciate what it means for the state of civic transit.
Mars One, the Dutch non-profit that last year sent out a call for volunteers for a one-way mission to Mars, is now accepting proposals for science experiments to be sent in payloads to the red planet by 2018.
Taco Bell's hugely successful Doritos Locos Tacos helped reinvent the company and fend off external disruptors in the marketplace. Alexis C. Madrigal of The Atlantic has penned an article that offers a fascinating glimpse into how Taco Bell adopted innovative business strategies originally started in Silicon Valley.
It's the first European country to allow parents to specify "X," giving them time to decide whether to have their child undergo sex-reassignment surgery. Some say the new law doesn't go far enough to address issues faced by intersex adults.
The decision rescinds a 2009 court order that originally allowed a Malay-language Catholic newspaper to use the word to refer to God and instigated a wave of church attacks across the country.
A petition garnered 120,000 signatures, which is more than enough to merit a government vote, possibly before the end of this year. If it passes, it will apply to every member of the working adult population.
At the famously meat-heavy festivities, several beer tents are offering meat- and/or animal-free options on their menus. The new choices reflect the country's changing diet demographic.
Not only are such spaces -- including a proposed park and bank -- on the increase, demand for them is increasing as well. Opponents say that they represent a step backwards.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev proposed the hike so that more people will "switch on [their] brain" when entering a marriage. It's part of a growing trend towards increased social conservatism.
New industry figures show that, as the country still struggles in the grip of an economic crisis, bike sales have outnumbered car sales for the first time.
Citing the increase in abortions of female fetuses, students Sonya Davey, Samir Devalaraja and Neil Davey propose that companies with patents for genital-blurring ultrasound software file them in India, where sex determination is officially illegal.
Join the Praxis live-blog of President Obama's address tonight at 9:01pm, when he will face one of the most challenging tasks of his presidency. The three main audiences he needs to keep in mind— members of Congress, the American public and the Syrian regime—all need to hear a somewhat different message. Yet he must be resolute and clear.
If the United States bombs Syria, whatever else happens, the international norm to respect the processes of international institutions and conventions will be dealt a serious blow.
Announced by the city's mayor a week after a four-year-old boy was mauled to death, the measure proposes euthanizing all strays...even the healthy ones.