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Zika Mosquitoes May Have Bred in Bromeliads, Florida Officials Say

Florida health officials said Thursday they found the Zika virus in mosquitoes trapped in the Miami Beach area, and blamed popular tropical plants known as bromeliads.<p>Florida also announced two more cases of locally acquired Zika, presumably spread by mosquitoes there.<p>That makes for 49 home-grown …

Robert Frost's answer to How many bodies have actually been unearthed in Pompeii and Herculaneum as a percentage of the population?

Exact or even close population counts are not known. It is thought that Pompeii had a population somewhere between 12,000 and 15,000 and Herculaneum …

Archaeology

It’s raining men! Single males in China to exceed entire population of Australia by 2020, says statistician

The number of China’s single men could exceed the entire population of Australia in five years’ time, a Fujian government statistician has calculated.<p>…

China

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Soon China is going to have more single males than the entire population of Australia

There are likely to be 118.9 boys born for every 100 girls by 2020, Yao Meixiong, deputy director of census with the Fujian Provincial Bureau of Statistics, told The Paper website.<p>That would result in an extra 9.5 million men aged from 20 to 29, 12.6 million boys under 9-years-old and millions more …

Can you guess how many trees are on Earth?

How many trees are on the planet? Go ahead and guess. One for every person or around 7 billion? 100 billion?<p>The best guess is 3.04 trillion or 422 …

Ecology

Human population may eventually become homogenized

Scientists cite immigration and less assortative mating as reasons for human homogenization.<p>It really happened: Six generations of inbreeding …

In the face of war, immigration, and climate change, let’s take care of our human family

Sometimes being a parent feels like a tedious vigil against death. The other day, when I asked my 4-year-old not to show me her somersault skills at …

Time I

Exhaustive Study Gets to the Root of World's Tree Population

There are a whopping 3.04 trillion trees on the planet -- or 422 trees per human being -- according to a Yale-led study recently published in the …

Ecology

Study finds pill prevents HIV infection in high risk population

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A large Kaiser Permanente study in San Francisco among people at high risk for HIV found none of them contracted it …

Public Health

Can Evolution Outrace Climate Change?

Last spring, in Ruth Shaw’s greenhouse at the University of Minnesota, Shaw and her students were cross-pollinating partridge peas. These knee-high …

Anchor Baby Category is Broad | Californians For Population Stabilization

Denying citizenship to anchor babies, a concept under heated discussion on the presidential campaign trail, could have implications beyond what is …

Immigration

More than half the population wants Ireland to take in 5,000 refugees

MORE THAN HALF of the population of Ireland wants to see the country take in thousands of refugees from Syria, a new poll has revealed.<p>The Claire …

Ireland

Biodiversity and Tree Population: More Intense Farming is Better, Researchers Say

You would think that deforestation eliminates bird's homes and inevitably reduces species' populations. However, according to a recent study, it's …

Biodiversity

Poverty population among seniors on the rise | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

More than 40,000 seniors in Hong Kong fell below the government’s poverty line last year, pushing up elderly poverty population in the city to …

Hong Kong

American GMO perceptions are shifting: journalist, biotech advocate tells Press Club - ABC Rural - ABC News

An American journalist, scholar and GM advocate says Australia could be a leader in food biotechnology if politicians were willing to 'make some real …

Agriculture

Will Refugees Save Or Sink The German Economy?

The German economy may be the bright spot in a sluggish Eurozone economy, but it faces two problems: overreliance on exports, and weak population growth.<p>Back in the late 1970s and the early 1980s, there was another economy which was the bright spot in a sluggish global economy and faced similar …

Population Health and the Value of Health IT

James Gaston, Senior Director, Maturity Model Development, Market Research, HIMSS will be presenting, "Making Population Health Management a …

Digital Health

Why does Germany want so many refugees?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Germany will take 800,000 refugees this year and 500,000 annually over the next several years. Merkel …

German Politics

Refugee Crisis 2015: Could Syrians Help Europe's Aging Population Problem?

European countries have some of the world's most rapidly aging populations, meaning they need more young people to replace retiring workers. As …

A look at Europe's population helps explain why Britain and Germany are divided over the refugee crisis

A particular schism has emerged between Britain and Germany.<p>Germany, and its ally France, are speaking about the crisis in "moral" terms and committing to taking thousands of refugees.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become a figurehead for the crisis in Europe and has championed rehoming quotas …

How will a population boom change Africa?

<b>The United Nations estimates that Africa's population will double to 2.5 billion by 2050. About 400 million of these people will live in Nigeria alone.</b><p>Four experts tell the BBC World Service Inquiry programme how this population boom will change Africa.<p>John Wilmoth: Putting the population in …

Migrants in the Balkans: Everyone wants to be Syrian

Documents scattered only meters from Serbia's border with Hungary provide evidence that many of the migrants flooding Europe to escape war or poverty are scrapping their true nationalities and likely assuming new ones, just as they enter the European Union.<p>Many of those travelers believe that using …

Muslim flight attendent claims discrimination | CNN Travel

This Unsettling Animation Shows What Earth Would Look Like if All The Ice Melted

It's not just coastal regions that will be affected.<p>In 2015, NASA revealed that Earth's oceans are rising faster than expected, and the space agency …

Global Warming

Sarah Palin Claims Glaciers Are Growing, So Obviously Humans Didn't Cause Climate Change

Palin suggested that Obama cherry-picked a glacier to make a point, but she was guilty of that trick herself.<p><i>The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org.</i><p>Sarah Palin says man isn’t to blame for climate change, citing the fact that some glaciers in Alaska are expanding. But an individual …