The tech giant will replace the telecoms giant after the close of trading March 18. The change, effective March 19, was prompted by stock splits announced by Apple and Visa.

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Writer Randall Munroe doesn't love math, but has made a career out of solving equations. By answering outlandish hypotheticals, he uses numbers as a playground for the imagination.

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The Labor Department's latest report follows an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.

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In recent years, airplane service carts have found a new role in security. It's a striking example of the sort of co-adaptation that is often at work in natural biological evolution, says Alva Noë.

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Injured workers dependent on workers' compensation face eroding benefits. We go to Alabama and Georgia, where the value of an amputated arm can vary by $700,000, depending on which state you live in.

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