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Night Sky Timelapse Photography of the Mauna Kea Observatory (With Lasers)

In Hawaii, there exists one of the best astronomy observatories in the Northern Hemisphere. At 14,000 feet atop Mauna Kea sits several huge …

Patty Murray: Congress Wouldn't Be Such A Mess If Women Were In Charge

WASHINGTON -- If women ruled the country, the government wouldn't be on the brink of shutting down or defaulting on its debt, according to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).<p>Murray spoke to a largely female audience on Wednesday, at an event that was part of The Atlantic's Women of Washington series.<p>She …

Not just Hillary: Could one of these women be president? (And who else should be on the list?)

Tomorrow the “Madam President” project will roll into New Hampshire: an effort by the Emily’s List organization to get America talking about the …

Government

Women recruited for red state races

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. — This time last year, the handicappers expected Heidi Heitkamp to lose her Senate bid in North Dakota. Instead, voters sent the folksy former prosecutor with a centrist profile to a surprising 1-percentage-point win.<p>Democrats hope that success story — of a moderate female …

Billionaire couple donates $10 million to Head Start programs closed by U.S. government shutdown

A philanthropic billionaire couple pledged up to $10 million in an effort to fund Head Start programs that could no longer operate due to the ongoing government shutdown, officials announced on Monday.<p>Laura and John Arnold provided the money needed to reopen the seven Head Start programs in six …