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.
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.
So-called "patent trolls" -- companies with the sole aim of suing over patents -- have been a scourge to big companies for years. Now a new study reveals that patent trolls harm startups as well as venture capitalists shy away from investing billions of dollars.
ETH Zurich University scientists borrowed from the bombadier beetle to create a defense system that would release hot nanoparticle-filled foam when the ATM is tampered with.
Modern formula's formula, so to speak, includes certain components of breast milk. The government plans to spend US$1.6 million to create something that's much closer to the real thing, revitalizing its domestic industry in the process.
A new study suggests that taking notes by hand, rather than with a laptop, helps lecture attendees remember more.
Several marketing campaigns launched over the last few months are designed to help young working men unplug, ideally with a beer. One of them is an app that offers a reward for leaving their phones alone.
A recent report shows that bikes outsold new cars in 27 European Union member countries last year. While it's tempting to cite the economic crisis as a reason, some predict that it may be a sign of greater change.
Thailand's capital has long been a dangerous and unfriendly environment for cyclists. However, various public and private efforts are resulting in a slow increase on city roads.
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.
Picking up on the urban farming trend, a Pennsylvania couple has launched a startup that allows the curious-but-clueless to rent two egg-laying hens and equipment for a single season.
It's an attempt to encourage marriage -- and the legal and financial benefits that come with it -- in a country where cohabitation has old cultural roots.
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.
The "highly unusual" ruling from a Seville judge reflects the times, as the divorcing couple cited various economic issues that prevented them from living separately.
Cree's version is the first to pass California standards for performance and cost and, hopefully, the average consumer's standards for appearance.