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New Study Predicts Year Your City's Climate Will Change

New York City and Washington, D.C., will have radically altered climates by 2047.<p><b>In seven years, inhabitants of New Guinea could be living in an unfamiliar world, one with a wholly different climate. A new analysis published today in the journal Naturefinds that by 2020, New Guinea's climate will</b> …

Gender Inequality Index around the world

The Gender Inequality Index (GII) reflects women’s disadvantage in three dimensions—reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market—for as …

The world at seven billion

<b>The world's population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. After growing very slowly for most of human history, the number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years. Where do you fit into this story of human life? Fill in your date of birth below to find …

UK energy mix: Where does our power come from?

<b>The energy we produce underpins pretty much everything we do.</b><p>Without it, there would be no artificial light, no long-distance communication, no mass transport or large-scale manufacturing. Facebook and Twitter would not even exist.<p>But how much of it do we use, and where does it come from?<p>In fact, …

No siblings: A side-effect of China's one-child policy

<b>What's it like to grow up in a world where no-one has brothers or sisters? Are siblings really that important? Researchers have been asking those questions for years - and China, with its famous one-child policy, has been a good place to look for an answer.</b><p>Chinese families used to have an average …

Siblings

How the world’s populations are changing, in one map

It's often said that demographics are destiny. While the futures of nations are guided by much more than population trends, these demographic forces can play an awfully significant role. Countries need to grow in order to stay healthy and successful, but not too quickly or they risk problems like …

300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds

Fossil Fuels

Family House in California by McClean Design

The Architecture of the Luxurious San Vicente House in California.<p>The architects of McClean Design completed this house in California for a family …