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How much income you have to earn to be considered middle class in every US state

The American middle class just got a little richer.<p>On Thursday, the US Census Bureau released its 2016 American Community Survey, an annual survey that measures various economic, social, and housing data among US residents.<p>According to the survey, the national median household income rose to …

AI researcher: “Why should a superintelligence keep us around?”

As an artificial intelligence researcher, I often come across the idea that many people are afraid of what AI might bring. It’s perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us to live locked away, …

All the Times Donald Trump Called for an Independent Special Counsel

Just over a week after James Comey was fired from his post as FBI Director, the Justice Department appointed another former FBI chief, Robert …

Donald Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller is bad news for Donald Trump — and Russia

Putin wanted America in chaos and got it. But his winning streak is about to end.<p>The Justice Department has now appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to look into any connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. While some of the more extreme …

Donald Trump

If We Survive Another Billion Years, What Will Life Be Like?

Here’s an interesting thought: what if humanity manages to survive one billion years from now? Would we finally be an interplanetary species, …

Science Fiction

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art, 12-24mm f/4 Art and 500mm f/4 Sport Announcement

More Photokina announcements are rolling in today and this time it is Sigma, with its headline-grabbing releases of upcoming Art and Sport-series …

Quick Tip: How to Fix Shiny Skin in Photoshop and Lightroom

Here’s a quick retouching tip that almost every portrait photographer will end up using at least once: how to quickly and easily fix shiny or oily …

Turn your Raspberry Pi into the ultimate music streamer

The number of things you can do with a Raspberry Pi is astounding. For a little over $35, you can create a networked media server for streaming all your digital movies to your TV or give your existing printer wireless capabilities. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.<p>If you've yet to decide on …