2,000 women are taking state legislatures by storm, even as men hold on to the vast majority of seats

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Much attention has been paid to the wave of women elected to go to Washington this fall, but women are also storming politics at the local levels.  More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures next year — growing the number of women in local chambers by several hundred and breaking […]

Hubble discovers vast evidence of water in rare exoplanet’s atmosphere

NASA’s Hubble spacecraft has discovered signs of a large amount of water in an exoplanet some 700 light-years away. The planet is unlike others in the solar system and can provide crucial insights into the origin of other worlds. The agency’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes found the “fingerprints” of water in the atmosphere of […]

More than 3,000 firms have quit Catalonia amid its political upheaval, creating vast uncertainty over Spain’s economic future

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images Thousands of companies have moved their corporate bases out of Catalonia amid uncertainty over the region’s political future. Recent economic data shows rising unemployment and falling retail and tourism activity in the northeastern region of Spain which voted for independence in October. The full impact on the Spanish economy is far […]

Imminent birth of vast iceberg threatens to ‘fundamentally change’ Antarctic

Published time: 1 Jun, 2017 17:03 The massive crack in the Antarctic’s Larsen C Ice Shelf – one of the continent’s biggest floating ice platforms – is growing at such a dramatic rate that it will soon break free and create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded. Project MIDAS researchers, a group of scientists […]

Vast majority of media coverage on Trump’s first month in office ‘hostile’ – study

Media coverage of President Donald Trump during his first month in office has been round-the-clock and a new study has found it’s been negative nearly 90 percent of the time. On Wednesday, the conservative media watchdog Media Research Center (MRC) released its findings which showed that 88 percent of news coverage during the president’s honeymoon phase […]

Trump’s vast power to reshape the Fed will be the next major source of uncertainty for markets

Kevin Dietsch/Getty President Donald Trump already had ample leeway to reshape the Federal Reserve, with Janet Yellen’s term as chair expiring early next year and two key slots on the central bank’s board left open after Republicans failed to bring President Barack Obama’s longstanding nominees to a vote. Now, with the sudden resignation of Daniel […]