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Microsoft announced on Monday that it will pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish software company Mojang AB, developer of the popular Minecraft franchise.
Linguist Dan Jurafsky uncovers the fishy origins of ketchup and how it forces us to rethink global history. He also teaches us how to read a menu to figure out how much a restaurant may charge.
British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Scotland on Monday in a last minute effort to persuade Scots to vote for unity in this week's referendum.
The Egyptian government issued stamps to commemorate its historic Suez Canal. But there's one little problem — the photo on the stamp is actually of the Panama Canal.
Amid the debate over the appropriateness of kids' use of the Internet comes the release of two kids' music albums that celebrate a less digital world.
President Obama is set to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak, in part because of concerns that if the virus continues to spread, it could mutate and become more contagious.