Geography

Early Geologists And The Philosopher's Stone

the magisterium, our great work, the stone<br>from ‘The Alchemist’<p>Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) is remembered for his great contributions to optics, mechanics, and astronomy, but as a typical scholar of his time, he was also interested in more obscure knowledge, like provided by alchemy. Dedicating …

Geology

What America Will Look Like In 2060

A new infographic from New York Times compares 3,000 counties to America’s overall demographic make-up from the 1970 to 2060.<p>We tend to think of the “cities of the future” as those that are the most forward-thinking in terms of sustainability, technology, and pioneering policies for protecting …

Demographics

UN: Half of world's population growth is likely to occur in Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nigeria will overtake the United States to become the third-most populous country in the world by 2050, according to a United Nations report.<p>Currently the seventh-most populous country in the world, the West African nation is projected to surpass the 300 million people mark by 2050, …

Population

Britons save less money as prices rise

UK households are putting away ever-smaller amounts of their earnings as higher prices and sluggish wages squeeze household finances.<p>Deposits only rose by 2.6pc in the 12 months to May, the joint-weakest pace since the depths of the financial crisis in 2011, according to the British Bankers’ …

Human Geography

The Lyft Shuttle is a bus, but without all those pesky poor people | Commentary

Here's a modern-day startup riddle: When is a bus not really a bus?<p>The ride-hailing company Lyft rolled out its new shuttle service this month, …

Pew Research Center

Denmark is the country with the best…

A new study has put Denmark first for quality of life from an analysis of 128 countries. The 2017 Social Progress Index study used 50 different indicators to measure a country’s performance based on social and environmental outcome factors, and it claims to be the first measure of quality of life …

Travel

Beware The Burnout: The Danger Of Overworking

<b>In a fast paced world where careers often come first, putting off that sick day could be more dangerous than you think.</b><p>Picture your perfect sick day. What does it look like? Is it one of comfort; curled up under a quilt, with candles and relaxing music playing? Is it you, binge watching your …

Human Geography

The Guardian view on policing and cuts: something has to give

As home secretary Theresa May was right to challenge Britain’s police about costs and efficiency. As prime minister she must ensure police have the resources to protect the public<p>Promising to spend more money on policing has repeatedly proved politically popular and effective in modern Britain. …

Human Geography

The Tories should focus on policies, not the age of their leader, if they want to win the youth vote

The sight of the 68-year-old leader of the Her Majesty’s Opposition being celebrated by the revellers at Glastonbury will have been encouraging to …

Demographics

Tensions rise between E.U. regulators and U.S. tech giants

European antitrust officials plan to slap a €1 billion fine on Google for abusing its search practices, the FT reports. Competition regulators say …

Pew Research Center

Ageing Europe could benefit from refugees

Refugees and migrants could help Europe support its ageing population and ease the heavy burden on health and social care systems, the United Nations …

Refugees

What it will take for cybersecurity to become common sense

Changing your password needs to become like washing your hands after the bathroom -- a habit. We’re a long way off from that.<p>Look both ways before you cross the street. Wash your hands before leaving the bathroom. Put a seatbelt on when you get in the car. Don't eat the yellow snow.<p>These are all …

Pew Research Center

No one is paying attention to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II

The never-ending circus that is Donald Trump’s presidency has sucked attention from all kinds of issues that desperately need it, from health-care reform to the creeping expansion of U.S. engagement in Syria. Still, it’s shocking that so little heed is being paid to what the United Nations says is …

Opinion

A deadly supervolcano lies under Yellowstone — here's what would happen if it erupted

Yellowstone National Park is best known for its Old Faithful geyser and its stunning wildlife.<p>But the national park also sits atop a supervolcano, simmering just under the surface. You can see some of the evidence of its active state in the hydrothermal activity that bubbles up, including Old …

Geology

Five things to look out for this week in global economics

One thing we will at least know by the end of this week is whether the UK has a government or not. The <b>vote on Thursday on the Queen’s Speech</b> will …

Human Geography

PwC is on the cusp of launching a robo-economist that could make the company the "most accurate" economic forecaster on the market.The professional services firm has developed a form of artificial intelligence (AI) with a 92% strike rate when

PwC is on the cusp of launching a robo-economist that could make the company the "most accurate" economic forecaster on the market.<p>The professional …

Human Geography

Trump Calls for Enforcement of Immigration Laws Restricting Welfare for Immigrants Insider

<b>Does GOP Remember Capitalism?: Coulter Bashes 'Disaster' Health Care Bill</b><p>President Trump called for the laws to be enforced that prevent immigrants from receiving welfare until five years after they arrive in the U.S.<p>Immigrants "must be able to support themselves financially," the president said at …

Human Geography

Immigration groups: Trump's silence on DACA means it's here to stay

Immigration groups are increasingly doubtful President Trump will end President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program after the …

Immigration

Remember the Population Bomb? It’s Still Ticking - ASHARQ AL

In tiny Lesotho, a landlocked kingdom in southern Africa, about one-third of its estimated two million people spent much of the past two years in …

Population

Guess who uses public libraries the most? Millennials

<b>(CNN) —</b> A public library may conjure up an image of a place where a septuagenarian is scouring for books on tape or a harried mom is trying to calm her kids by reading "Where The Wild Things Are."<p>But the biggest users of public libraries today are millennials.<p>Yes, those selfie-snapping, …

Pew Research Center

Massive spike in Yellowstone earthquakes: Does Yellowstone pose a major risk?

<i>Yellowstone (July 2014, Michael Thiel)</i><p>Nearly 800 earthquakes have been detected at Yellowstone in the past two weeks:<p>Almost 770 earthquakes have been …

Geology

4 Iconic Extinct American Animals, From Dire Wolves To Saber-Toothed Tigers | International Business Times

Many animals have come and gone since the dawn of time on Earth. In fact, almost all the species ever to live on this planet already are dead.<p>Some …

Paleontology

Millennials May Not Be Getting Jobs or Houses, But They Are Saving Libraries

Plus famous novelists get candid about Jane Austen and John Green announces his new novel after a five-year hiatusThe end of the week comes with its …

Pew Research Center

Demographics Are Destiny: Challenges And Opportunities In An Aging Population

The delayed effect of slower population growth is now contributing to a secular decline in labor force growth.<p>Since 1962, the nominal GDP level has …

Population

Poll: Single-payer healthcare wins more support

Single-payer healthcare is growingly increasingly popular in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Friday.33 percent of …

Pew Research Center

Report: More than half of immigrants on welfare

Alan Gomez, USA TODAY<p>More than half of the nation's immigrants receive some kind of government welfare, a figure that's far higher than the native-born population's, according to a report to be released Wednesday.<p>A Mexican migrant worker carries flue-cured tobacco leaves during harvest on a farm …

Human Geography

How millenials living with their parents has become the norm in Southern California

Xitlali Tapia and Ivan Perez got engaged in January and set a wedding date for Nov. 25.<p>After that, they’ll move in with a pair of unexpected …

Pew Research Center

Charleena Lyles was a "powerful lady" — until she faced Seattle's flawed criminal justice system

Charleena Lyles' younger brother, Domico Jones, has an endearing nickname for his sister: "String bean Leen."<p>"She had four kids come out of her — I …

Justice

Does Caitlyn Jenner Have A Blonde Girlfriend? New Report Claims She’s Dating Again

Maybe blondes <i>do</i> have more fun! Caitlyn Jenner was spotted leaving hotspot restaurant Craig’s with a much younger light-haired lady, who a recent …

Celebrity News

The Ring of Fire: Home to the Majority of the World's Active Volcanoes

The Ring of Fire is a 25,000 mile (40,000 km) horseshoe-shaped area of intense volcanic and seismic (earthquake) activity that follows the edges of …

Geology