“Extreme wealth is a sign of a failing economic system,” says a new Oxfam report on global inequality. In a stark reminder of gaping global inequality, a report published Sunday reveals that 162 billionaires,
The history of the two-day weekend offers lessons for today’s calls for a four-day week. This article originally appeared on The Conversation, and is republished under a Creative Commons licence. The of
The internet, the economy, and the housing market are driving a major decline in moving—a trend that may reshape communities over the coming decades. The story of America is one of moving. A total of of
If you’ve lived in the same city or town for the past 10 or years, you’re probably well aware that the 2010s were a decade of change. Many neighborhoods across the country are virtually unrecognizable
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide if the Trump administration can let employers and universities with religious or moral objections deny women insurance coverage for contraceptives.
Updated at 6:20 p.m. ET A federal watchdog concluded that President Trump broke the law when he froze assistance funds for Ukraine last year, according to a report unveiled on Thursday. The White House
Researchers found that the oceans are dramatically changing due to climate change, the latest evidence of a warming world. The planet’s oceans were the warmest in recorded history in 2019, according to
Announced on January 6, 2020, NASA's TESS mission has just discovered its first Earth-sized, habitable zone planet. If it has an Earth-like atmosphere, it could possess liquid water on its surface. TESS
Rich Americans are getting richer, poor Americans are getting poorer, and middle-class Americans don’t really care much either way. A survey released today, conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,
Strange Radio Signals from Space Just Vanished, So Now We Have a Tasty Astronomy Mystery on Our Hands
An intergalactic mystery has recently perplexed astronomers. Fast Radio Bursts are repeating radio wave signals that shoot out across the universe, flickering for milliseconds at a time from a single in
Appeals court approves diverting $3.6B in military construction funds for Donald Trump border wall plan
A federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling on Wednesday, approving the Trump administration to use military construction funds to build a border wall along the country's border with Mexico.
Scientists have observed gravitational waves emanating from the collision of two dense, dead stars. It's the second time the international Ligo-Virgo collaboration of laser labs has picked up such a signal.
As the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) presented a fiery defense of President Trump during impeachment hearings last month, angrily accusing Democrats of
Even as more Americans have jobs, many of these pay low wages, making it hard for families to get by. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wants people to know there’s a bigger picture to the U.S. economy than
If Araceli Torres worked anywhere in the European Union, she’d be guaranteed four weeks of paid vacation every year by law, the standard set in 1993, plus another eight to 10 paid holidays. If she worked
The night sky is changing, and we can’t figure out why. History would have us believe that the night sky is permanent and unchanging. After all, navigators have steered their ships using fixed stellar
It’s easy to anthropomorphize artificial intelligence. We imagine befriending Siri, or that our self-driving car has our best interests at heart. When we paint a picture of an advanced AI, we might imagine