Caste-based discrimination in the US. (Washington Post) A friend of mine who is an IT manager once told me that some high-caste people in his company flat-out refuse to work with low-caste colleagues.
Archaeologists find a 9,000-year-old burial in Peru with a big-game hunter's tool kit, that they say is a woman. (NY Times)
Just when you thought we had reached peak photo contest, now comes Weather Photographer of the Year.
In New Zealand, rampaging peacocks.
Irish names for wild animals: jellyfish is ‘Smugairle Róin’, which translates as ‘Seal Snot‘.
Who helped Japanese Americans resettle after they were released from wartime internment? Churches.
"A garden gives you a picture of what the world could be." In mostly black northwest Milwaukee, a public garden is a place of peace.
With everyone obsessing over the news, the NY Times has added 2 million subscribers this year.
In Japan, you can get a degree in Ninja Studies.
Our ancestors used to see battles in the sky, but we no longer can. Examining a small mystery.
Some thoughts on why Trump did well with Hispanic voters, starting with, most Americans don't see race and racism the way woke intellectuals do.
California went big for Biden but voters rejected a long list of liberal ballot initiatives, including one that would make Uber drivers employees and one that would raise taxes on commercial real estate (NY Times).
Average human body temperature in the US and Europe seems to have declined from the traditional 98.6 Fahrenheit to about 97.5. Possible causes include fewer infections and better climate control. Yet another of the many hints that our bodies and minds are changing in mysterious ways, with who knows what effects.