With fertility rate close to replacement level and continuously high immigration the US population grew by 9.7 percent over the last decade – uniquely high for a western country.
The African urban population is forecast by the UN to triple in just 40 years time.
We’re 10 days late for SI’s anniversary. Let’s call that a small margin on 50 years – although this little bit of science news is all about being precise.
This week the EU considers decentralising the rules on the production of Genetically Modified Organisms. If they do so, it won’t be Brussels stating GMO risks are unacceptable, but individual member states deciding for themselves – no doubt weighing in … Continue reading
China recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of its one child policy. The country announced plans to ease down on the birth restrictions, allowing some couples a second child – in certain ‘test provinces’. The Chinese grow old. Or so they … Continue reading