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The “largest, dirtiest coal plant west of the Mississippi” announces major closures

Two coal-burning units that the Sierra Club calls “the largest, dirtiest coal plant west of the Mississippi” will close by 2022, according to a …

Income Inequality Has Snuck Into Every Field In The Last 50 Years

Whether you’re a lawyer, banker, or IT professional, almost every field now has an elite tier of earners separated from everyone else.<p>This chart, from FlowingData, shows the growing income gap in the U.S., from 1960 to 2014. Broken into 20-year chunks, it illustrates the distribution of total …

Income Inequality

A Short History of Boris Johnson Insulting Foreign Leaders

The brash and flamboyant politician, the U.K.’s new foreign secretary, is one of the more cosmopolitan figures on the world stage—but he’s also one of the least diplomatic.<p>Boris Johnson, a New York City native and accused Little Englander, probably isn’t much of a fan of the twangy Americana …

Without two-state solution, Middle East faces 'perpetual violence' - U.N. | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is more remote than ever, with the risk of generations of violence and radicalism unless leaders act, the United Nations’ most senior official in the region said on Wednesday.<p>A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of …

Israel

When our leaders urge unity, we don't listen

President Obama's eulogy for five Dallas police officers on Tuesday was an eloquent plea to Americans to acquire "a new heart" – a new empathy toward others across the racial divide. But the speech was remarkable for another reason: Rarely has a president talked so bluntly about the limits of his …

Pew Research Center

Guitarist Premieres Blazing "Satch Chicken Pickin' Boogie"

0<p>SHARES<p>Sure, the internet is full to overflowing with this sort of thing, but we still thought you'd get a kick out of this fine video.<p>In the …

Guitar

Awesome 21-Year-Old Started an Organization and Made a Documentary to End Marine Captivity - One Green Planet

As humans, we have quite a bit to worry about in our personal lives. We need to find jobs, make sure we have a roof over our heads, enough food and …

Marine Mammals

Types Of Meditation That Don't Require Sitting Still

1 Qigong<p>FurmanAnna via Getty Images<p>This ancient Chinese practice is a mental, physical and spiritual experience suited to people of all ages. …

Meditation

Obama’s Legacy Is Likely to Be Nuclear-Armed Iran

One year after the negotiation of the nuclear agreement, Iran continues to pursue the hostile policies that make it dangerous to the United States …

Montana sets grizzly hunt rules ahead of federal decision

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife regulators set the rules Wednesday for how hunters will be able to kill grizzly bears in the future if the U.S. …

Wildlife

YouTube is using AI to police copyright—to the tune of $2 billion in payouts

YouTube’s Content ID copyright control system has come a long way since its birth in 2007. After irking some users with its far-reaching, automated approach to addressing copyright infringement, YouTube has since updated Content ID to make it more discerning—thanks in part to Google’s rapidly …

Walking football: the sporting craze helping men to battle depression

Men suffering from depression, anxiety and social isolation are literally walking back to happiness thanks to the rapidly spreading sporting craze of ‘walking football’, the sedentary iteration of the beautiful game that aims to attract older players who can no longer cover miles of turf in one …

Rouhani threatens to renew nuclear program

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday threatened that the Islamic Republic could restore elements of its nuclear program that were halted …

3 marketing lessons from Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’

For consumers looking to avoid a trip to brick-and-mortar stores, Amazon’s “Prime Day” is an anticipated shopping event.<p>In the days leading up to the …

What I Wish They Had Told Me: Reconciling My Black Identity With My White Western Surrounding

I wish growing up that someone had told me that it is okay that I will never be the norm. That in my half hearted attempts to be part of the norm the …

Former L.A. Unified teacher Rafe Esquith can continue with his lawsuit, judge rules

A popular former Los Angeles Unified teacher who was investigated and fired after allegations of inappropriate behavior will be allowed to continue his defamation lawsuit against the school district, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday.<p>Rafe Esquith, a longtime teacher at Hobart …

Crime

Ultimate Guitar Guide: Strings | Guitar Lesson

A Bear Somehow Locked Itself Inside a Subaru Near a Colorado Campground

Annie Bruecker knew she wasn’t going to work on Tuesday when she woke up to find that a bear had trapped itself inside her Subaru.<p>“He’s tossing stuff …

This WNBA Player Just Demanded Gender Equality in Sports at the ESPYS

💯💯💯<p>During her acceptance speech for Best Female Athlete at the ESPYS on Wednesday night, professional basketball player Breanna Stewart came armed with a very important message: It's time that female athletes get treated with the same respect as their male counterparts.<p>After thanking her family, …

The Real Cost of NC's Discriminatory Anti-LGBTQ Law

<i>Post submitted by Allison Turner, HRC Communications Assistant</i><p>North Carolina’s HB2 is a disaster for LGBTQ North Carolinians, the state’s reputation …

LGBTQI

Dormant Volcano Poised To Destroy Rome In 1,000 Years

Rome is geologically a really interesting place. Sure, its history, art, literature and architecture usually get top billing. But even those of us who study the archaeology of ancient Rome have had occasion to marvel at the volcanic tuff that was used in practically every major building project in …

Archaeology

This lesbian kiss performance art isn't shocking, it's beautiful

While we tend to think of performance art as an essentially new art form, it has been around for at least 100 years. Some would even argue that its true birth took place exactly a century ago with the first Dada anti-art events at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, which sparked a whole chain of …

The UK Wants to Police Welfare Recipients’ Spending With the Blockchain

Privacy and anti-poverty activists are up in arms.<p>The UK government is tracking the spending of people who receive welfare by posting their purchases to a digital ledger that can never be altered—specifically, a blockchain, the technology underpinning virtual currencies like bitcoin.<p>The use of such …

How storytelling is changing in the modern world

<i>Most discussion around the future of storytelling tends to focus on the woes of the publishing industry, or fears of diminishing attention spans in</i> …

How accurate is Mr. Robot? The show’s data, password, and smart home dangers.

<i>Slate and Future Tense are discussing</i> Mr. Robot <i>and the technological world it portrays throughout the show’s second season. You can follow this</i> …

It’s good for America that Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn’t keep her Trump opinions to herself

There’s a strange current that runs through American liberal intellectual circles—the idea that “telling it like it is” is an indulgence left to conservative politicians. What these smartypants fail to realize is that much of the rise of the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, is due to …

Donald Trump

Screenplay Structure Made Easy - Screenwriting Blueprint

Screenwriting Blueprint: How to Create a Bulletproof Screenplay Structure<p>Screenplay Structure is something that every agent, editor, publisher, …

Filmmaking

Dallas Police Shooting Is Not Start Of Civil War

School may be out for the summer, but events continue and teachers are constantly thinking of how to address them when they return to classes in the fall. Racism and racial tension in the United States, their causes and consequences, are not going away. Each police shooting of an unarmed, …

Law Enforcement

Plastic bottles make for sustainable shoes and fashionable footwear

Rothy's is based in in San Francisco, California, and says its shoes are the result of three years of research and product development and are the …

'May God help him' - Turkey's PM on Johnson

Conservative MP Boris Johnson, made an "unfortunate statement" when he used Turkey's accession to the European Union negatively in posters during the UK referendum, the prime minister of Turkey has told BBC HARDtalk's Zeinab Badawi.<p>Speaking before Mr Johnson had been appointed UK foreign secretary, …

Boris Johnson