World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates
2017-06-23 10:10:15

World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates

The world population is now nearly 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion in 2015, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children


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Starvation looms for 20 million, UN agricultural advisory group told at opening session
2017-04-27 11:30:52

Starvation looms for 20 million, UN agricultural advisory group told at opening session

If nothing is done soon, 20 million people will starve to death over the next six months in South Sudan, Somalia, north-eastern Nigera and Yemen, the United Nations agricultural chief today warned the UN agency's Council

Mother Earth Day: Environmental and climate literacy vital for a cleaner, greener planet, says UN
2017-04-27 10:50:06

Mother Earth Day: Environmental and climate literacy vital for a cleaner, greener planet, says UN

Environmental and climate literacy is the engine not only for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies but also for accelerating green technologies and jobs, the United Nations is emphasizing on Mother Earth Day

Ukraine needs world's experience, and the world needs Ukraine
2017-04-25 17:45:13

Ukraine needs world's experience, and the world needs Ukraine

Two years ago in Kiev on the initiative of Bogdan Gavrilishin an international conference "The state of the world, the need for a new paradigm and the role of Ukraine in it" was held. The organizer of the event was Bogdan Gavrilishin's Charity Fund

Germany's Lilium says successfully tests 'flying taxi' prototype
2017-04-25 10:30:50

Germany's Lilium says successfully tests 'flying taxi' prototype

Munich-based Lilium, backed by investors who include Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, said the planned five-seater jet, which will be capable of vertical take-off and landing, could be used for urban air taxi and ride-sharing services

NASA backs El Segundo researcher’s space-junk solution, Brane Craft
2017-04-21 16:10:54

NASA backs El Segundo researcher’s space-junk solution, Brane Craft

A senior nanotechnology scientist at The Aerospace Corp. in El Segundo won a second round of NASA funding to build his new space-junk removal concept, officials announced. Dr. Siegfried Janson secured $500,000 to construct his Brane Craft

Sorry Tesla, but the Lucid Air is way more luxurious and spacious
2017-04-20 10:15:56

Sorry Tesla, but the Lucid Air is way more luxurious and spacious

Newcomer Lucid Motors has generated quite the buzz since it announced its Air electric car late last year. The California-based company's EV, which also has an autonomous driving system, has been billed by many as a Tesla "killer"