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12:06 PM EST Comment

Body Found In Rubble Of Kansas City Restaurant

Search crews at the site of a massive explosion that destroyed a popular Kansas City, Mo., restaurant have found the remains of one person, the city’s mayor said.

12:20 PM EST 5 Comments

A Crash Course In Biology From Eric Lander

Scientist Eric Lander, who was named today as one of the winners of the new Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, gives us a crash version of his Intro to Biology class.

12:35 PM EST Comment

Economic Crisis Dominates Italian Election

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister who resigned because of a sex scandal, is trying to make a political comeback. Italian voters will have their say on Sunday.

12:40 PM EST 8 Comments

How Should State Laws Define Rape?

The legal definition of rape varies greatly across the U.S., but one case in N.Y. might be changing that. Warning: This piece contains descriptions of rape.

12:50 PM EST Comment

Machiavelli’s Masterpiece ‘The Prince’ Turns 500

The city of Florence is marking the 500th anniversary of Niccolo Machiavelli’s political guidebook “The Prince.” A piece of history relating to Machiavelli’s arrest was just uncovered.

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November 24 25 Comments

Jose Antonio Vargas May Soon Become Documented Immigrant

The activist and journalist is one of the undocumented immigrants expected to receive protection from deportation.

November 24 7 Comments

Doctor: Hard-To-Abuse Painkillers Won’t Fix Overdose Crisis

There's a question of whether the new technology of addictive painkillers will help stem the epidemic or help fuel it.

November 21 5 Comments

Students Protest University Of California Tuition Hikes

In spite of protests on University of California campuses, the board voted to hike tuitions by about 5 percent every year for the next five years.

November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.