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China’s plan to organize its society relies on ‘big data’ to rate everyone

BEIJING — Imagine a world where an authoritarian government monitors everything you do, amasses huge amounts of data on almost every interaction you make, and awards you a single score that measures how “trustworthy” you are.<p>In this world, anything from defaulting on a loan to criticizing the …

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NASA: Megadrought Lasting Decades Is 99% Certain in American Southwest

A study released in Science Advances Wednesday finds strong evidence for severe, long-term droughts afflicting the American Southwest, driven by …

Obama teases Canada as he hails Stanley Cup champ Pittsburgh Penguins

President Barack Obama welcomed the Pittsburgh Penguins, the winner of this year's Stanley Cup, to the White House on Thursday — and he used the occasion for a little cross-border trash talk.<p>“We're actually making some history here today. I'm proud to be the first president to welcome to the White …

The Huge Impact Goldman Sachs' Billions Are Having on Clean Energy

Financial giant Goldman Sachs, which plans to invest a massive $150 billion into clean energy projects and technology over the next decade, is …