Hard Numbers: India gets to the moon more cheaply than Hollywood

17: Iran says that in March it arrested 17 nationals who were working as spies for the US over a 12-month period, and that some have been sentenced to death. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – a former CIA director – said Iran had a "long history of lying," but he doesn't seem to have denied the claims.


60: A new study by McKinsey predicts that over the next decade, 60 percent of new jobs will be created in just 25 "megacities and high-growth hubs." But if you're watching the growing rural-urban divide in the US, you'll note that these job-boom cities are home to just 30 percent of the US's current population.

150 million: After an initial false start India's Chandrayaan-2 rocket is en route to the moon. If it lands there successfully, India will be the fourth country in the world to manage that feat after the US, Russia, and China. But get this: the entire mission will have cost Delhi less than $150 million – a figure that the NY Times points out, is less than it cost to make the 2014 film 'Interstellar.'"

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, but that means it creates a lot of waste in the form of cups and used coffee grinds. Every year, we drink out of 600 billion single-use plastic and paper cups, most of which end up in a landfill or our environment. Could coffee also contribute to a more sustainable future? A German company is now recovering leftover coffee grounds from bars, restaurants and hotels, and it's recycling them into reusable coffee cups. In other words, they're creating cups of coffee made from coffee.

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What technology was used to assist Eliud Kipchoge's historic sub two-hour marathon time?

A lot. If you watched the video of him, you saw that he was within a pace group, a whole bunch of runners in front of him cutting the wind. Some runners behind him, actually improving his wind resistance by having people behind him. There was a green laser showing him exactly what time he had to run. He had really high-tech gels that he took, these Maurten gels. I actually like those a lot, too. But the main thing were the shoes. These are the early prototypes of the shoes or the first version. He's now in the third version. But what's most important is there is a carbon fiber plate. You cannot bend this thing. So, Nike introduced these shoes, I don't know, two years ago. Now, there's a new generation. It's very controversial.

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Will the Catalonia question be a big issue in the Spanish election coming up in November?

You bet it will. Passions have been further inflamed now, and the question that has been difficult from the very beginning, by the very heavy prison sentences that was given to those that are accused of sedition, that is organizing the independence referendum. So, passions are heating up. It will be a difficult issue for the entire Spanish political system to handle for years to come.

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You'd think, being the relatively hopeful person that you are, that the nauseating anguish of Brexit would be more or less over now that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally reached a deal with Brussels on how to extricate the UK from the European Union.

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