Geography

Here are the US counties where there are more deaths than births

The Census Bureau recently released its estimates of how each US county's population grew or shrank between 2015 and 2016.<p>In addition to providing overall estimates of population change, the Bureau also releases the components of that change. Among the major components is natural population change, …

Demographics

5 Charts That Reveal Our Real Employment Status -- And It's Not Good

The “labor force” from which we get unemployment statistics includes only those people who are either working or wish to be working.<p>It ignores the retired, those in school, the disabled, and nonworking spouses—as well as those who are not interested in working.<p>That’s always been the case, of …

Demographics

Is the US facing an epidemic of 'deaths of despair'? These researchers say yes

Anne Case and Angus Deaton’s findings on mortality rates have made waves. A new paper looks deeper at a divided America – and its crisis of suicide, overdoses, and drug- and alcohol-fueled diseases<p>In 2015, the Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton’s groundbreaking paper in the National …

Demographics

World's largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Australia

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest footprint in a stretch of remote coastline known as “Australia’s Jurassic Park”.<p>The unidentified sauropod’s print is 5 feet, 5 inches long.<p>It was found among an "unprecedented" 21 different types of dinosaur tracks and dwarfs a meter-long footprint …

Paleontology

Best countries 2017: Here are the top 20 places to live, according to the United Nations

What makes a country a good place to live? Is it the wealthiest place? The happiest?<p>According to the United Nations Development Programme, the best …

Life Expectancy

Denver’s growth spurt slows down — a little — as the city’s population nears 700,000

Denver is still growing fast, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates that show the city added 13,028 people in the year that ended July 1, …

Demographics

Young Voters In Donald Trump's Counties Are Especially Positive About America's Direction

They must see something their peers elsewhere don't.<p>While the average young voter is pessimistic about the direction of the U.S., millennials who voted in counties favoring President Donald Trump in the 2016 election are the most optimistic age group.<p>Surveys of people whose ages range anywhere from …

Elections

More Than 1,000 People Are Moving to Seattle Every Week, Census Report Shows

by Ana Sofia Knauf U.S. Census Bureau<br>Seattle is getting more crowded week by week, the Puget Sound Business Journal reports:The Seattle area is the …

Demographics

'World's largest' dinosaur footprint found

The footprint - measuring almost 1.7m (5.6ft) - from a giant sauropod dinosaur was among 21 types of tracks found on the Dampier Peninsula in Western …

Paleontology

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Race and Ethnicity in Bridgeport, Connecticut (City)<p>Race and Ethnicity<p>Percentage of the total population.<p>Scope: population of Connecticut and …

Demographics

Are you more or less mad in 2017? Here’s a look at why

College basketball fans might be in the midst of March Madness, but when it comes to politics, being mad is in season year round. Today, we offer …

Pew Research Center

Team Trump cites stats, anecdotes to show dangers of sanctuary cities

A college football prospect gunned down in his own yard, a young convenience store clerk killed over a pack of cigarettes, a young woman murdered in front of her parents in a popular tourist area of San Francisco.<p>The flashpoints in the debate over illegal immigration and sanctuary policies have …

Human Geography

These Twin Faults in California Are Actually One 'Mega Fault', and That's a Problem

We don't want this one to rupture.<p>Researchers have discovered that what they previously assumed were two separate fault zones below southern …

Geology

Educator Spotlight: Mapping Community Diversity

03/28/2017 · by Meghan Modafferi · in Educator Spotlight, Main. ·<p><b>How did you decide you wanted to become a teacher, and what do you most like about teaching?</b><p>Since my undergraduate studies, I’ve always had a love for history. It’s the subject matter more than anything that got me involved in …

Physical Geography

How a young-looking lunar volcano hides its true age

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- While orbiting the Moon in 1971, the crew of Apollo 15 photographed a strange geological feature -- a bumpy, …

Geology

Scientists see evidence of an ancient tsunami on Mars

A new study suggests that ancient Mars not only had an ocean, it experienced a tsunami unlike anything we've seen on Earth, reports Cosmos. The study in the <i>Journal of Geophysical Research—Planets</i> identifies a 75-mile-wide crater in the north as the likely source, reports the BBC.<p>The scientists …

Space

After Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact, Life Re-Emerged Quickly

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Life came back surprisingly quickly to the site of the impact that killed the dinosaurs, new research found.<p>When a 6-mile (10 …

Paleontology

Whales in Google Earth - Google Earth Blog

We recently came accross this interesting article about counting whales using DigitalGlobe’s satellite imagery. Unfortunately the imagery in question …

Whales

Expert: Immigrants urged to 'retain' their culture, not embrace America

The legal and illegal population of foreign-born immigrants living in America will break a 100-year-old record in just six years — and will continue …

Demographics

Retail industry - Office for National Statistics

Highlights<p>RSI:Value Seasonally Adjusted:All Retailers inc fuel:All Business Index<p>111.9 Index, base year = 100<p>2017 FEB<p>Release date:23 March 2017Next …

Human Geography

More than half of SoCal beaches could erode by 2100: study

More than half of Southern California's beaches could completely erode back to coastal infrastructure or sea cliffs by year 2100 as the sea levels …

Physical Geography

Who Is the City-Statey-ist Of Them All?

Spoiler: It’s Mongolia. But for rich countries, it’s Chile or Denmark.<p>I’ve recently criticized the work of both Ross Douthat and Matt Bruenig for …

Human Geography

America’s prison population is getting whiter

The 21st century has witnessed remarkable decay in the well-being of many non-Hispanic white Americans. In a new report, economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton document that non-Hispanic whites who have a high school education or less have experienced reduced life expectancy and increased rates of …

Demographics

Childbirth for women in their 30s reaches 50-year high

Women in their 30s are having babies at the highest rate since the 1960s, providing a rare bright spot in what’s an otherwise stagnating U.S. …

Demographics

These are the most and least trusted news outlets in America

The 2016 presidential election made the question of media credibility in America central to political discussions — mainstream media bias and the influence of so-called "fake news" have been hotly debated over the past year.<p>And recent surveys have shown that many of the biggest US news outlets …

Pew Research Center

Population and Infant Mortality Between Wealthy and Poor Countries

The analysis of human population in demographic economics is used to understand how a population relates to economic stability and the quality of …

Demographics

More on Bird Evolution

The fossil evidence for the evolution of birds is currently one of the greatest evolutionary stories we have to tell. It is also a home run for the …

Paleontology

The 11 best countries to live in around the world

Foto: Wikipedia Commons Copenhagen, Denmark.<p>The United Nations just published its annual Human Development Report, which ranks where people live …

Demographics

What’s the best age to become a mother?

Studies suggest older mothers benefit by being more emotionally mature and financially stable. But there are health risks with waiting longer to have kids. So what’s the best balance?<p>What’s the best age to become a mum? Between 20 and 35, according to the Royal College of Obstetrics and …

Parenting

The number of EU citizens looking for work in Britain is collapsing as Article 50 looms

LONDON — The number of people in the European Union looking for jobs in Britain since the start of the year has fallen at a faster rate than in the immediate aftermath of last year's Brexit vote, according to jobs website Indeed.<p>Indeed says it has seen traffic from EU countries looking at British …

Brexit