From the Wires

MIT undergrads to get bitcoins in the fall

TIME: All 4,528 undergraduates will receive $100 in bitcoin to spend with the goal of creating a functioning "cryptocurrency ecosystem."

WHO: Antibiotic resistance now 'global threat'

BBC: The World Health Organization poses resistance to antibiotics as a "major global threat" to public health.

U.S. consumer confidence dipped in April

Reuters: The Conference Board said its index of consumer attitudes dipped to 82.3, the second-highest reading since January 2008.

Stop using Microsoft IE until bug is fixed

CNET: The U.S Computer Emergency Readiness Team warns people to stop using Internet Explorer until Microsoft fixes the bug.

Pfizer bids $100B deal for AstraZeneca

Reuters: The U.S. drugmaker hopes to takeover Britain's AstraZeneca Plc.

Factory jobs are shrinking everywhere

Bloomberg: Data suggests that every economy around the globe has a declining number of manufacturing jobs.

Increase coffee consumption, decrease diabetes risk

CNN: A new study suggests that increasing coffee intake may decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes.

Lab-grown human skin could replace animal testing

BBC: UK scientists say that human skin grown in a laboratory can replace animals in drug and cosmetic testing.

GM recalls affect profits

BBC: General Motors first quarter profits were hit by a $1.3 billion charge to cover the cost of a huge recall over defective ignition switches.

Science confirms paper money covered with infectious bacteria

TIME: A study of the bacterial content of dollar bills found that "money could function as a form of transmission."

First lady announces jobs website for veterans

Bloomberg: The government developed a website to help job-seeking veterans and military spouses.

Amazon signs deal with HBO

Forbes: The deal will bring the network's original shows to Amazon streaming.

McDonald's U.S. Q1 profits decline

Forbes: The fast food chain's net income fell 5% to $1.2 billion.