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A British mathematician proclaimed in 1906 that there's a better way to cut a cake than dividing it into wedges. Now a video by Alex Bellos is bringing his method back to life.
June 19, 2014
House Majority Whip McCarthy replaces Rep. Eric Cantor in the No. 2 leadership post.
June 19, 2014
Scientists have figured out how botulinum toxin moves from the intestine into the bloodstream. Specialized molecules that serve as carriers for the toxin provide clues about its potency.
June 19, 2014
King Felipe becomes the new monarch at a time when the country faces major challenges: a wounded economy, demands for regional independence and dwindling support for the monarchy itself.
June 19, 2014
Getting Fido inked or pierced, except for purposes of medical identification, will be against the law in New York after Gov. Cuomo signs the measure.
June 19, 2014
The governor, who was the subject of a 2012 recall vote, is said to have coordinated fundraising with outside conservative groups in violation of state law.
June 19, 2014
Harley-Davidson wants fans of motorcycles often called "hogs" to get to know its new electric bike that's quiet and has zero emissions.
June 19, 2014
French President Francois Hollande condemned the incident, which left the boy in a coma, as an unspeakable and unjustifiable act. Some say a xenophobic climate may have been a factor.
June 19, 2014
While much of the country is in turmoil, the Kurdish areas in northern Iraq have remained peaceful. The upheaval could help advance the Kurds' long-standing quest for an independent state.
June 19, 2014
The strong jawline and pronounced teeth of of Neanderthals likely evolved before their large braincase, scientists say. The evidence? A treasure of bones recovered from a single cave in Spain.
June 19, 2014
Children and teenagers who are aerobically fit and and have good motor skills do better academically, researchers say. But muscle strength doesn't help. And those motor skills may matter most.
June 19, 2014
President Obama discusses the situation in Iraq, where officials have been requesting American help in the face of advances made by the Sunni extremist group ISIS.
June 19, 2014
The percentage of Hispanics who aren't affiliated with a particular religion is ticking upward. This demographic tends to be more socially liberal, too, which may have political consequences.
June 19, 2014
Tennessee recently began regulating whiskey carrying the state name, sparking a dispute between two liquor titans. A complaint over barrels stored in Kentucky added a new twist to the conflict.
June 19, 2014
The U.S. Patent Office said the name of Washington's pro football team is "disparaging to Native Americans," cancelling its trademark registration. Gabriel Feldman explains more about the decision.
June 19, 2014
Government clashes continue in Iraq after an attack on an oil refinery. The extremist group ISIS may be responsible. Tell Me More learns how the militant fighters use technology to win supporters.
June 19, 2014
At issue in the case, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International: Do software inventions get the same kinds of patent protections as other inventions? The court's decision was unanimous.
June 19, 2014
The Supreme Court calls sworn testimony at a trial "a quintessential example of citizen speech" that is protected by the First Amendment. The decision was unanimous.
June 19, 2014
A snapshot of goat-grabbing, a popular sport in Afghanistan.
June 19, 2014
The company said it made the decision in the wake of allegations of misconduct against Charney. It did not elaborate. He has been subject to past lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct.
June 19, 2014

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