Archiv: population


24.08.2019 - 11:53 [ theSun.co.uk ]

BYE BYE BABY: UK birth rates hit lowest level since World War Two as just 11 in every 1,000 women give birth last year

(02.08.2019)

It is the third year in a row that the number of live births has dropped, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

The birth rate has hit a record low, decreasing from 11.6 to 11.1 live births per 1,000 people – the lowest since records began in 1938.

24.08.2019 - 11:50 [ Reason.com ]

U.S. Fertility Falls to Lowest Rate Ever

(26.07.2019)

But why should the number of children that parents choose to have be any business of the state’s minions? It was only a generation ago that overpopulation alarmist Paul Ehrlich was arguing that a tax penalty of $600 per child should be imposed on families. (This was in 1968, when the U.S. median income stood at $7,700 per household.)

24.08.2019 - 11:41 [ theGuardian.com ]

Falling total fertility rate should be welcomed, population expert says

(26.12.2018)

Having fewer children is also undoubtedly positive from an environmental point of view; recent research has found that having one fewer child reduces a parent’s carbon footprint by 58 tonnes of CO2 a year.

24.08.2019 - 11:37 [ Vox.com ]

We’ve worried about overpopulation for centuries. And we’ve always been wrong.

Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich wrote in his best-selling 1968 book The Population Bomb, “In the 1970’s, hundreds of millions of people will starve to death” because of overpopulation. (Later editions modified the sentence to read “In the 1980’s.”)

None of that ever came to pass.

24.08.2019 - 11:16 [ Wikipedia ]

Human overpopulation

Human overpopulation (or population overshoot) is when there are too many people for the environment to sustain (with food, drinkable water, breathable air, etc.). In more scientific terms, there is overshoot when the ecological footprint of a human population in a geographical area exceeds that place’s carrying capacity, damaging the environment faster than nature can repair it, potentially leading to an ecological and societal collapse. Overpopulation could apply to the population of a specific region, or to world population as a whole.

21.07.2019 - 14:21 [ CNN ]

An entire nation just got hacked

(21.07.2019)

Asen Genov is pretty furious. His personal data was made public this week after records of more than 5 million Bulgarians got stolen by hackers from the country’s tax revenue office.
In a country of just 7 million people, the scale of the hack means that just about every working adult has been affected.

03.03.2019 - 17:00 [ pcmag.com ]

FBI Gains Access to Popular Home DNA Kit Database

(1.2.2019) As BuzzFeed reports, this week FamilyTreeDNA confirmed that it is working with the FBI and allowing local law enforcement access to its genealogy database. The number of DNA profiles stored in that database is thought to total over a million.

03.03.2019 - 16:18 [ nanalyze.com ]

CODIS – The World’s Largest DNA Database

(13. April 2016) 23andMe has about 1.2 million customers. Ancestry DNA was aiming for 1.3 million by the end of 2015 and we can only assume they’ve reached that number by now. The Family Tree DNA database has just over 783,000 records. Assuming there is no overlap between these 3 databases, this means that if all 3 of these companies combined their databases we would have around 3.28 million DNA profiles, or just 1% of the U.S. population. This means that with all the hype around DNA testing companies, they have only managed to achieve a 1% market share combined in the USA alone.

So are these the biggest DNA databases? The answer is no. The U.S. government actually owns the biggest DNA database by far.

30.11.2018 - 10:42 [ Spiked ]

Authoritarianism, powered by the Cloud

A low credit rating could do serious harm, not only to your career but also to your family’s life chances. And this will all be made possible by monitoring cameras, intelligence records, data-mining and other forms of surveillance that ensure that justice is swift. When I was travelling in a car in Jiangsu Province recently, my driver ran a red light and immediately received a message on his phone telling him that the fine had been deducted from his bank account.

21.07.2018 - 10:20 [ Microsoft ]

Facial recognition technology: The need for public regulation and corporate responsibility

Imagine finding a young missing child by recognizing her as she is being walked down the street. Imagine helping the police to identify a terrorist bent on destruction as he walks into the arena where you’re attending a sporting event. Imagine a smartphone camera and app that tells a person who is blind the name of the individual who has just walked into a room to join a meeting.

29.06.2018 - 09:25 [ NPR.org ]

Military Bases To Start Building Tents After July 4 To House Migrant Families

The Pentagon said in a statement that the Department of Homeland Security asked the Defense Department to house and care for an „alien family population“ of up to 12,000 people.

25.06.2018 - 09:14 [ Japan Times ]

Japan considers crime prediction system using big data and AI

Street crime prediction “has already achieved results in Europe and the United States,” said Mami Kajita, who established the data-analysis company Singular Perturbations Inc. last year in hopes of developing a Japanese version of the methods used in the United States.

19.06.2018 - 11:34 [ Time.com ]

The 20 Most Crowded Cities in the World

We all know these cities have giant populations, but do you know just how crowded they are? The United Nations data booklet, “The World’s Cities in 2016,” details the world’s most populated cities as well as population growth projections for 2030.

Tokyo, Japan, for example, is the most populated city in the world as of 2016 with nearly 39 million residents. Keep reading for the rest of the top 20 most populated cities all over the globe.