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9 signs Japan has become a ‘demographic time bomb’

January 19th, 2018 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

Japan is dealing with what economists call a “demographic time bomb.”



Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

January 17th, 2018 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater.



Norwegian billionaire funds worlds largest yacht to scoop up plastic

January 6th, 2018 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

The vessel will be able to scoop up around five tons of plastic every day, and then melt it down – all in yet another private effort to help clean up the ocean.



Stephen Hawking’s incredible predictions in 2017

December 28th, 2017 at 2:24 am » Comments Off

Stephen Hawking is known for his groundbreaking achievements in science, but many do not realize that the physicist is also recognized for making predictions about the future of humanity and Earth. This year the Oxford professor made some of the most unusual predictions to date, some of which may put a slight damper on your […]



Japan’s fertility crisis is the worst it’s been in 118 years

December 27th, 2017 at 3:46 am » Comments Off

Japan is experiencing a vicious cycle of low fertility and low spending. This year, there were fewer births than ever recorded in the 118 years Japan has collected data. The trend has social scientists worried for the financial and social future of the country.



Heading North: American doctors are heading to Canada

December 18th, 2017 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

For Peter Cram, an American internist who spent most of his career practicing in Iowa City, Iowa, moving to Toronto in 2014 was an easy decision. He says he is among a handful of American doctors who went north to practice in Canada’s single-payer system. Now he doesn’t worry about whether his patients can afford […]



E-waste is a huge and growing problem — and the US is a big reason why

December 18th, 2017 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

Electronic waste is a big problem, and it’s only getting worse. The amount of e-waste generated between 2014 and 2016 increased by 8%, according to a new report by the United Nations University, the International Telecommunications Union, and the International Solid Waste Association. By 2021, the organizations expect e-waste to grow by another 17%.



Inside America’s growing bulletproof clothing industry

December 15th, 2017 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Retailers are offering ballistic apparel to wary US citizens, and it’s not cheap.



Will robots take our children’s jobs?

December 13th, 2017 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

Like a lot of children, my sons, Toby, 7, and Anton, 4, are obsessed with robots. In the children’s books they devour at bedtime, happy, helpful robots pop up more often than even dragons or dinosaurs.



How activists are using technology to help people make bail

December 6th, 2017 at 12:28 pm » Comments Off

Thousands of people charged with nonviolent misdemeanors are often jailed because they cannot afford bail. Two ingenious new digital tools offer ways to help.



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