Modern Civilization

How Birth Control and Girls’ Education can help to Reduce Population Growth

How Birth Control and Girls’ Education can help to Reduce Population Growth

Long-term fertility trends have been linked to education and family planning. However, new research examines these aspects to discover what causes a fall in otherwise high-fertility countries. The widespread use of contraception and, to a lesser extent, girls’ education until the age of 14 .....

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The Majority of Americans Now Believe in Evolution

The Majority of Americans Now Believe in Evolution

The level of support for evolution among scientists, the general public, and other organizations is a recurring topic in the creation-evolution debate, and it impacts on educational, theological, philosophical, scientific, and political problems. The matter is especially problematic in countries .....

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Wallacea’s Oldest Genome Reveals Previously Unknown Ancient Human Relations

Wallacea’s Oldest Genome Reveals Previously Unknown Ancient Human Relations

The oldest genome of a contemporary person discovered in the Wallacea Region of western Indonesia and Papua New Guinea suggests a previously unknown ancient human link. The international investigation was carried out in close coordination with various Indonesian scholars and institutions. It was .....

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Are Cities the Key to the Electrification of the World?

Are Cities the Key to the Electrification of the World?

According to a new article, cities should employ local rules and incentives to encourage the greater adoption of electric vehicles. The authors highlight a number of initiatives communities can take to encourage the use of electric vehicles, such as setting a good example and utilizing monetary i.....

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Instead of Long-term Storage, focus on Energy Efficiency

Instead of Long-term Storage, focus on Energy Efficiency

Electricity is easily produced, transported, and transformed. However, it has not been possible to store it in a practical, easy, and cost-effective manner until now. This means that electricity must be generated continuously in response to demand, and as a result, renewable energies require supp.....

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Providing Policy Guidance for Long-term Global Food Security

Providing Policy Guidance for Long-term Global Food Security

More than 820 million people worldwide go hungry, and climate change and increased competition for land and water are raising concerns about the future balance of food demand and supply. The findings of a new IIASA-led study can be used to benchmark global food security projections and to inform .....

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Racial Mortality Gaps are related to Economic Mobility

Racial Mortality Gaps are related to Economic Mobility

If health is a causal factor in economic status and spreads from generation to generation, it may have an impact on intergenerational mobility. Genetics, parental behaviors, and the home environment, or a combination of these factors, can all pass on health from parent to child. Epidemiologists .....

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Self-Sustainability

Self-Sustainability

Self-sustainability and self-sufficiency are two overlapping states of being in which a person or organization needs little or no outside assistance or contact. There are several issues that different communities throughout the world confront, including a lack of adequate drinking water, poverty,.....

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Study Finds Children who get Financial Support from Parents have Greater Career Success

Study Finds Children who get Financial Support from Parents have Greater Career Success

The home is a child’s first learning institution. Children absorb the most information from their parents and the environment in which they grow up. Needless to say, parents play an important role in their children’s education. According to a recent study, young people who receive fin.....

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Educational Intervention and Photovoice Activities may improve Student Learning

Educational Intervention and Photovoice Activities may improve Student Learning

Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health discovered that students exposed to Photovoice, an educational intervention, improved their STEM-capacity and environmental awareness scores more than a group of youth who were not exposed to the activity in a study of low-income,.....

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Research shows current methods used for Oil and Gas Pipelines are not safe during earthquake

Research shows current methods used for Oil and Gas Pipelines are not safe during earthquake

Recent earthquakes have highlighted the vulnerability and risks associated with natural gas transportation and distribution systems. The study demonstrates that the current methods for calculating the stress received by underground pipelines during an earthquake are incorrect. Underground pipelin.....

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Living in a country with four seasons is better than living in the tropics – an open Speech

Living in a country with four seasons is better than living in the tropics – an open Speech

This has been a long-time tussle between the people of cooler climates and the natives of the tropics. I feel neither is better as each has its advantages and disadvantages. The cooler climates of the northern and southern hemispheres have their appeal in that they make picturesque postcard mater.....

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