Eugene Leneghan

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This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Mexico

Five maps that quantify exactly how rammed London is

London – it's quite busy, isn't it? But maybe more than you even realise.<p>As of this time last year, <b>8.6 million</b> people call Greater London their …

How To Teach Your Brain Something It Won’t Forget A Week Later

Cramming got you through college, but it’s probably paying diminishing returns in your career. Here’s the scientific reason why.<p>Of all the things you learned in school, chances are the right way to <i></i>learn wasn’t one of them.<p>To make it through academic life, most of us opt for what psychologists call …

Learning

Here’s How Britain’s Pollsters Think The EU Referendum Might Go

With surveys painting a confusing picture, BuzzFeed News asked the country's top public opinion researchers to help explain what's going on.<p>There are just over 70 days until the UK votes on whether to remain in or leave the European Union, and the polls are far from clear. Those carried out over …

Chris Grayling

Bowie said no to Coldplay, then Beyonce: Is rejecting the band becoming tradition?

Hating<p>Coldplay— or at least being honest with them — is in vogue again.<p>According to a soon to be published interview with Rolling Stone, the band's lead singer,<p>Chris Martin, revealed thatBeyonceonce rejected a potential collaboration with the band because the song wasn't up to her standards.<p><b>See</b> …

Is Britain full? Home truths about the population panic

The northern ticket hall of King’s Cross St Pancras tube station is supposed to be a wonder of the London underground, with its expanses of gleaming floor and high-ceilinged walkways that would be wide enough for cars. In 2008, the tube’s then managing director, Tim O’Toole, assured the London …

Geography

China's one-child policy increasingly being questioned

In hip, urban China, there’s all kinds of choice, all kinds of freedoms that earlier generations under Communist Party rule could only have dreamed of — where to eat, where to shop, what to watch, where to work, how to live.<p>With one significant exception.<p>The state still tells each Chinese family …

China's barbaric one-child policy

For more than 30 years, China has upheld a strict one-child policy. And despite the country's growing prosperity, novelist Ma Jian discovered that ruthless squads still brutally enforce the law with vast fines – and compulsory sterilisations and abortions<p>In China, procreation and childbirth are, …

An Overview of China's One-Child Policy

China's one-child policy was established by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1979 to restrict communist China's population growth and limited couples …

China's Infamous 'One-Child Policy' Is About To Become A 'Two-Child Policy'

The country just completed a once-in-a-decade leadership transition earlier this year, though, and the new management is eager to show its reform-minded stripes amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy.<p>As a result, the "one-child policy" may be set to become a "two-child policy" fairly …

Demographics

China relaxes one-child policy in face of ageing population and dwindling workforce

China has gone through remarkable changes in recent years to become a world superpower. But if it wants to keep its place as the second largest …

China's one-child policy's human cost fuels calls for reform

Thirty years after it was introduced, the 'transitional policy' endures despite warnings of its punitive effects on China's development<p>To all intents and purposes, Li Xue does not exist. True, she is standing in her parents' one-room home in Beijing, in a SpongeBob SquarePants T-shirt and cropped …

China
China

Unreported World: Bangladesh - The Drowning Country

Flooding in Bangladesh: Causes, Impacts and Management (Preview)

Admit it: for those of us who secretly harbour the desire to become big shot movie directors, we fantasise on a daily basis as to what our own …

Young Antrim hurlers reach All-Ireland final

County Antrim

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …