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Climate Change Pushing Tropical Diseases Toward Arctic

Temperature changes around the globe are pushing human pathogens of all kinds into unexpected new areas, raising many new risks for people.<p>He'd gone for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico, whose warm waters, it turned out, would soon kill him. The 31-year-old man arrived at Parkland Memorial Hospital in …

Climate Change

World population to hit 8bn in 2023, says new UN survey

New findings show more men than women and that there will be 1bn over-60s next year for the first time<p>The world’s population will break through the 8 billion mark in 2023, there are more men than women, and next year the number of over 60s will top 1 billion for the first time, according to the …

Population

UK population shows sharpest rise in almost 70 years

ONS figures show 538,000 increase on year before to 65.6 million people, with London experiencing highest growth rate<p>The UK population has risen at its sharpest rate in nearly 70 years, official figures show, with London accounting for a significant chunk of the increase.<p>Demographers’ latest …

Geography

Why do people still go hungry? | Guardian Animations

Why the Northernmost Town in America Exists

Nature

The 4 man-made famines threatening 20 million people

South Sudan

Online etiquette or ‘netiquette’ – The dos and don’ts of online communication

The internet often plays a huge part in many young people’s daily activities; allowing them to communicate freely with others and share information …

Sherpas show how the human body can thrive in extreme environments

Mount Everest is a grueling, deadly place for many adventurers. Beyond the steep terrain, bone-chilling temperatures, and fierce weather, the air is so thin that your body can begin to shut down.<p>That is, unless you're a Sherpa.<p>Members of the Nepalese ethnic group have evolved over generations to …

Outdoors

India is world's most populous nation with 1.32bn people, academic claims

Yi Fuxian says 1.29bn Chinese are outstripped by 1.32bn Indians. But his findings are disputed with one demographer calling them ‘sloppy’<p>Claims that India may already have overtaken China as the world’s most populous nation have sparked consternation among demographers.<p>The claims were made on …

Population

Expert Doubts China’s Population Number, Saying India May Be No. 1

BEIJING — Chinese people cheering on their country’s ascent sometimes comfort themselves with the idea that Asia’s other behemoth, India, is years from surpassing China’s population and decades from emerging as a potential economic peer.<p>But Yi Fuxiang, a Chinese scientist based in Wisconsin, boldly …

China

NASUWT survey results

Teaching union NASUWT has released the findings from its latest survey into social media abuse and misuse within schools. The survey looked at social …

Global Landslide Susceptibility Map Highlights Overlooked Regions of the World

<i>Share:</i> <i><br>Ad:</i><p>Thousands of landslides occur every year around the world, and yet many of them that are highly fatal never make the news. More often than …

Tech Control

Is Switzerland crowded compared to other countries?

The population of Switzerland has tripled in the past 150 years, and a quarter of the people who live here are foreigners. Fear of overpopulation …

European News

Where is the world's densest city?

Evenly spread over all of the world’s mountains, deserts and other terrains, we would be standing 150 metres away from our nearest neighbours. In the most densely populated cities – from Dhaka to Medellin – we’re right on top of them<p>Cities are all about density – groups of strangers agreeing to …

Cities

Kentucky Is Home to the Greatest Declines in Life Expectancy

In eight counties in the state, people can expect to die younger than their parents.<p><i>Updated on May 8 at 12:40 p.m. ET</i><p>In 13 counties across the U.S., Americans can now expect to die younger than their parents did. And the eight counties with the largest declines in life expectancy since 1980 are all …

Sociology

Report: half a million live below poverty line in Switzerland

Released on Monday by the Swiss statistics office (BFS), the annual Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) survey for 2015 revealed that …

Poverty

Want a climate-friendly diet? Eat more insects and imitation meats.

<b>Researchers compare environmental impacts of several meat alternatives.</b><p>Animal agriculture is responsible for roughly 12 percent of the world’s …

Political will is needed to tackle obesity in the UK

Letter from 20 members of the Obesity Health Alliance including John Maingay of the British Heart Foundation and Prof Parveen Kumar of the British Medical Association<p>The forthcoming general election will not be won or lost solely on the “Brexit battleground”. As campaigning begins in earnest, …

Disability

Italian village offers €2,000 gifts to boost dwindling population

Bormida, population 394, also offering homes to rent for as little €50 a month in effort to persuade people to move there<p>The mayor of a remote mountain village in Italy is offering to pay €2,000 (£1,700) to anyone who moves there, in an attempt to save it from becoming a ghost town.<p>Those who take …

Travel

The monster ships that changed how we travel

The beauty salons, swimming pools and even wireless communications of today’s huge cruise ships all got their start with the “floating palaces” of a century ago.<p>When the world’s then-largest ocean liner embarked on its first transatlantic voyage in September 1907, thousands of spectators gathered …

Cruise Ships

The British airliner that changed the world

When the de Havilland Comet flew into the sky in 1949, it changed aviation for good. BBC Future examines the legacy of a flawed but far-reaching design.<p>On 7 April 1954, Peter Duffey co-piloted the sleek, four-engined de Havilland Comet G-ALYY into Heathrow Airport. It was the last leg of the new …

Aviation

Last Swiss winter was one of least snowy on record

In its assessment of the season on Wednesday the WSL institute for the study of snow and avalanches said in a statement: “Despite the snow that fell …

The 6 Best Parental Control Apps for Windows

As the world continues its relentless charge into the digital age, it’s more important than ever to ensure your children are protected from some of …

How do you lay a 170-km cable on the bottom of the sea? Slowly and carefully

Installation of Maritime Link subsea cable between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia has begun<p>The two-metre-high spool that the Maritime Link subsea cable …

Insect eating goes legal in Switzerland

Locusts for dinner? Switzerland allows sale of insect-based foods

Up until now Swiss law specified that unusual foodstuffs such as insect-based products could not be sold without special authorization, but in …

How to protect yourself when live video of suicide spreads on social media

The thrill of social media is often the possibility of surprise. It's fun to log on and see which viral videos, political rants, news stories, and baby pictures your friends and family have shared.<p>What we don't expect is to see someone die. Watching a suicide attempt (or murder) in real time is not …

Social Media

Japan expected to shed 30% of total population in next 50 years:The Asahi Shimbun

Japan is expected to lose more than a quarter of its population over the next 50 years, according to researchers.<p>The population is forecast to …

Introducing the World’s first 'Coke and Insects' Gourmet Menu...

<b>World-renowned chef Topi Kairenius has put together the first ever gourmet menu combining the taste of Coca-Cola with insects. Here’s everything you</b> …