population

climate change

Stop Telling People Not to Have Kids to Save the Planet

I'm terrified of climate change, but I became a parent anyway.
Kate Lunau
7.12.17
africa

Watching Humans Take Over the Earth in 200,000 Years Is Pretty Relaxing

It took 200,000 years to reach the first billion humans, but only 200 years to get to seven billion.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.6.16
world

Here’s Proof that the World Isn't the Hellhole It Feels Like

The world is much better than it has ever been, as evidenced by the following economic data visualized by Max Roser at University of Oxford.
Amy Robinson Sterling
8.10.16
Photos

Meet the Data Scientist Revealing How Big China's 'Ghost Cities' Really Are

Baidu is revealing the truth about China's emptiest cities.
Jordan Pearson
11.4.15
Opinion

I’m an Only Child Because of China’s One-Child Policy

China's one-child policy is over, but its cultural impact persists.
Yiwei Tian
10.30.15
News

New UN Estimates Predict a Global Population of 11 Billion by 2100

It could be worse, sure, but things are bad enough already.
Michael Byrne
8.10.15
video

The Infamous 1968 'Population Bomb' Doomsayer Still Stands by His Claim

Even though England is still totally here.
Jordan Valinsky
6.1.15
data

All the Data Tech Companies Collect Still Can't Rival the Old-School Census

Statisticians need better quality data than your Facebook 'likes.'
Ishmael N. Daro
2.17.15
Science

How Many Rats Does New York City Have?

Quite a town we've got here.
Ben Richmond
11.4.14
cities

This 107 Million Person 'SimCity' Region Is a Portrait of Our Megacity Future

When you've got one Earth and an unending boom in population growth, the gravitational pull of the world's economic and population centers will continue to drag rural dwellers in.
Derek Mead
8.29.14
sharks

There Are Way More Great White Sharks in the Pacific Than Previously Thought

There's still plenty wrong with the ever-more acidic, ever more plastic-filled sea, but it appears that great white sharks are doing okay.
Ben Richmond
6.18.14
Motherboard Blog

Furloughed Federal Employees Could Fill These Places

An Americana tour of the towns you could replace with shutdown-rendered stay-at-home government workers.
Daniel Stuckey
10.14.13
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