Is Bitcoin's rise driven by Russian pyramid schemer Sergey Mavrodi moving into China?
Bitcoin’s price jumped this week, but mostly in China. Is a notorious MMM pyramid schemer Sergey Mavrodi responsible? He wouldn't be the first hustler to get in on the market.
This is the niche, dirty drug that landed a Saudi prince
A Saudi prince was allegedly busted with two metric tons of Captagon, or likely, its counterfeit brew of amphetamines popular on the Syrian battlefield. We talked to the DEA about its origins.
You shouldn’t need a prescription to stop a deadly overdose
Naloxone won’t make you “high” or “trip.” It's a lifesaving antidote that reverses overdoses from opioids like heroin, OxyContin and Vicodin. So why isn't it available at your local pharmacy?
At least 27 dead, 80 injured in Bangkok bomb blasts
The first improvised explosive device (IED), as described by police, was strapped to a utility pole near the Shrine.
Reddit finally removes white supremacy forums
White supremacist subreddits and subreddits dedicated to making drawings of child sex abuse were banned.
Drug found that fights addiction by wiping out memories
It's like a real-life 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'.
Malaysian Prime Minister confirms debris is from missing MH370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s disappearance last year sparked a massive search
Watch the first FDA approved 3D-printed drug dissolve magically in seconds
If you've ever had trouble swallowing pills, rejoice.
How a hashtag warned the US of a missile fired by Yemeni rebels
“The first warning of that event: ‘hashtag scudlaunch,’” Marine Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, the head of the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), told a meeting of intelligence contractors Thurs
"100%" effective Ebola vaccine is nearly here
A Phase III efficacy trial in Guinea has shown the Canadian government developed VSV-EBOL vaccine is "100% [effective] in individuals."
Has debris from Malaysia Airlines MH370 finally been found?
Today French blog Peuravion is claiming that debris has been found on the French overseas territory of La Réunion, an island in the Indian Ocean.
Google finally realized that full-screen interstitial ads on mobile are obnoxious
Google has now permanently retired the interstitial.
Coder uses genetic testing site to write a program that blocks people who aren't "white enough"
In an example on his GitHub page, it shows the program denying someone access for not being white enough.
Tech-feminist solves comment spam and trolling
There is a disease attacking websites, and it’s the comments section.
Scientists grow miniature beating hearts from stem cells
Scientists at University of California at Berkeley have induced pluripotent stem cells to form miniature hearts by using special scaffolds.
Shorten your URLs with emoji
Linkmoji is a new URL shortener, like bit.ly, but with a twist, instead of a pile of numbers, you get emoji!
The machines cometh: Pornhub unveils robotic twerking butt and VR interface
Pornhub, the most social media savvy porn brand, has released a hilarious commercial for an app-controlled, virtual reality augmented, twerking butt sex toy, aptly called TwerkingButt™.
Could sitting in coach get even worse?
Zodiac Seats, the largest manufacturer of airplane seats in the world, has decided to remove any dignity left for people flying in coach with their new design: “Economy Class Cabin Hexagon”.
Journalists, activists beware: government spyware tricks revealed in Hacker Team leak
We will try to keep this list updated as security researchers pour over the massive leak.
Evil global hacking company gets hacked
Hacking Team, the Italian spyware company that helps governments hack its citizens, have themselves been hacked.
Minecraft's soundtrack is finally getting a classy vinyl release
Daniel Rosenfeld, or C418, the composer behind the dreamy ambient music that helps give Minecraft that innocent, wide-open, and lonely feeling, is finally getting a physical release.
No, teenagers did not invent STI-detecting color-changing condoms
Scientifically, “S.T.EYE” is a pipe dream. And it's pure tabloid bait, combining some of tabloids' favorite things: smart children, sex, and shaming people.
Israeli researchers unveil spy bread
PITA, or Portable Instrument for Trace Acquisition, is an inexpensive set of easily available equipment, and a delicious pita.
MarI/O is a computer program that teaches itself how to play Super Mario
The program started with no knowledge of even how to control Mario, but over 34 generations of evolution, is able to complete a level via Neuroevolution, a form of machine learning.
Virginia teenager pleads guilty to helping donate Bitcoin to ISIS
Ali Shukri Amin, 17, faces up to 15 years in prison.
"Threatening" emoji senders arrested in South Carolina
Yesterday, two men in Spartanburg, South Carolina were arrested after sending threatening Facebook messages to another man.
Watch DARPA's very expensive robots fall over
Last week, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) held the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). Gravity turned out to be a greater challenge than expected.
Time Magazine killed summer vacation
This week’s TIME Magazine cover shouts “WHO KILLED SUMMER VACATION”, but five years ago: “The Case Against Summer Vacation.”
The only Chrome extension you need replaces anything with anything
Beyond Cloud-To-Butt, Millennials-To-Snake People, or KardBlock, here's a very custom extension.
Rubix Cube will soon have friends: Rubix Rabbit and Rubix Dildo
The Rubix Cube, the quintessential 3D “twisty puzzle”, that challenges your brain, may soon find itself just a single member of a massive family.
Bitcoin gets listed on the New York Stock Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has launched a Bitcoin Index (NYXBT), an important endorsement for Bitcoin’s lurch towards the mainstream.
Erle-Copter is the first open-source drone with apps
Erle Robotics has launched the first drone with apps, the Erle-Copter Ubuntu Core special edition, a smart drone using a special cloud version of the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu.
Verizon to drop $4.4 billion on AOL
The US telecommunications megacorp, Verizon, with a market capitalization of over $200 billion, has agreed to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.
Gold bugs are launching a gold-backed Bitcoin... again
The idea is that gold would act as a hedge against Bitcoin’s volatility, notoriously declared the worst investment of 2014.
Norway to end FM radio
The Norwegian Ministry of Culture has announced that beginning in 2017, the country will eliminate FM radio stations, and transition entirely to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB).
Japan to blast space trash with huge lasers
Researchers from Japan’s Riken Institute want to attach huge lasers to the International Space Station (ISS) to blast space junk.