This week the Federal Election Commission gave permission for political action committees to accept the cryptocurrency. They can also purchase Bitcoin with existing funds, but they can't use it to buy goods or services.
According to the "rice theory," Asian societies evolved to be more cooperative, and Western societies more individualistic, because of the type of work needed to farm rice and wheat respectively. A recent study seems to lend credence to this theory.
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.
A forthcoming Nielsen report reveals that while Americans now have access to -- and are paying for -- an average of 189 channels, they only watch 17 of them consistently.
The law, which goes into effect on July 1, lays down fines for individuals and organizations who use profanity in their works of art. It also requires existing works to carry special labeling.
Etihad Airways plans to offer a private multi-room cabin -- complete with living room, shower and butler service -- on its Airbus A380 passenger planes. Cost for a flight from Abu Dhabi to London: about US$20,000.
Kohler is planning to offer an easy-to-install kit that converts a regular household toilet into one that flushes with a simple wave of the hand.
The meters, which roll out later this year, represent the city's latest attempt to control air pollution. Drivers of electric cars will get to park for free, while those with diesel cars should probably consider taking public transportation.
The aptly-named PaperFold can change its display dynamically depending on the number of screens that are connected and the shape in which they're arranged.
To promote The Walking Dead, Fox Portugal created a pop-up store that sold show merchandise in exchange for milliliters of blood. The results were so successful that the network plans to put pop-up stores in seven other countries.
Designers from London's Colophon Foundry observed students' handwriting exercises and created a font that would make reading and writing easier to learn and teach. Named after the school, Castledown is now on sale to the public.
Hoping to grab more of a growing market, the company has announced that it will release its first original Spanish-language comedy series next year.
The proposed plan would gradually increase the wage over the next several years. If approved by city lawmakers, it would be one of the highest minimum rates in the world.
As part of this year's NYCxDESIGN festival, the iconic museum's store will feature 24 items that were successfully crowdfunded via Kickstarter. Among them will be a pocket-sized Instagram photo slideshow projector and an all-natural wood-based watch.
Next year's undergraduates will each receive US$100 in bitcoins as part of a large-scale experiment to see what kind of financial ecosystem will develop.