When Indians say caste is a thing of the past, they mean hierarchy; strictures on intermixture persist, violently.

“The governor asked me, ‘I’d like you to burn more coal,’” Beam said. “Well, we don’t have any more coal plants. We’re not going to build any more coal plants. That’s not going to happen.”

President of West Virginia-based power company has to tell governor that renewables are the future. A big reason why: Corporate customers like Apple and Google demand it.
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Adjusting the world's richest list to account for how much the men would've earned as women.
History shows dropping bombs from planes doesn't achieve strategic aims—rather, it strengthen resolve.

"He came up with a Rube Goldberg-type solution that caused him more problems than if he had just played it straight."

A deep dig on the influences and intentions of Comey's election-changing maneuvers.
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Interesting data crunch on the 796 terrorism suspects the US has charged.

Animator Lucas Zanotto demonstrates how to make a cup of coffee from a single bean.

Back in 2015, 73% of California Democrats were opposed to sanctuary city policies (along with 82% of Republicans).
The furthest place on Earth from a Trump property is a desert island off the coast of Angola.
Today is ISS Commander Peggy Whitson's 535th consecutive day in space, breaking the US astronaut record.
"Don't make science fiction"—there were so many awesome protest signs at Saturday's Marches for Science.

I also had friends who chose not to march, because of politics, because science is supposed to be neutral, and, frankly, because they had to work on Saturday. Research doesn’t care about weekends.

Biology grad student Sara Whitlock on why she marched for science.
Analysis of the French election: The outsiders won, the insiders were ousted, and the EU's future is in the balance.

Killer Mike and George Clinton dish about music, barber shops.

Liz Entman

Killer Mike and George Clinton have an unusual thing in common besides music: They've both owned barber shops. NPR recently got them together to discuss both.

When Google provides an answer to a search query via Featured Snippets, it can devastate a data site's revenue.
Twitter bot Uncharted Atlas auto-generates imaginary fantasy–inspired landscapes.
Recent wars cloud us to fact that future conflicts will be less land-centric, faster, and more resource-intensive.
A natural language analysis of Redditors talking about marijuana.
Calling Mexico City the next Berlin is "the height of egregiousness," and ignores a vast gap in standard of living.