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Roll over the chart to see how men’s and women’s median weekly income has changed over the past decade. Figures are quarterly averages, seasonally and inflation adjusted. Data: BLS $791. That’s the median weekly income for the 104...
Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images A school girl in Kalocsa, Hungary is soaked by a bucket of water Thursday as part of a rehearsal for a south Hungary Easter tradition known as the “watering of the girls.” Tradition dictates that...
Artist’s rendering of Kepler-186f, an Earth-sized exoplanet that could theoretically maintain liquid water on its surface. The planet was discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope, and it marks another step in finding other habitable planets in...
A guaranteed basic income gives everyone access to the market, liberating workers to do the work they want to do, says London School of Economics professor David Graeber. Photo by Cole Hawkins/The Image Bank via Getty Images. Editor’s Note:...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges. That’s 1 million more than congressional scorekeepers had initially projected. Obama also says 35 percent of...
Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez was known for his “magical realism” style of storytelling. He died Thursday in Mexico City at the age of 87. Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia...