Category Archives: civilization

20 of the worst epidemics and pandemics in history

Owen Jarus in Live Science – Throughout the course of history, disease outbreaks have ravaged humanity, sometimes changing the course of history and, at times, signaling the end of entire civilizations. Here are 20 of the worst epidemics and pandemics, … Continue reading

Posted in civilization, Coronavirus, Death

Warming oceans are causing marine life to shift toward the poles

  Gege Li of New Science – Climate change is dramatically changing the abundance of marine life around the world. As oceans warm, populations of species that can adapt to elevated local temperatures have increased nearer to the poles, while … Continue reading

Posted in civilization, Climate, Global warming

What Should The Government Spend To Save A Life? Economists have done the math.

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux in FiveThirtyEight – The staggering economic toll of the new coronavirus is becoming abundantly, unavoidably clear. As economic forecasts grow darker, talk of tradeoffs is getting louder: Is protecting Americans from COVID-19 really worth all this disruption and economic … Continue reading

Posted in civilization, Controversial, Coronavirus, Economics, FiveThirtyEight, government, Healthcare, Media, polls, Science, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Infographic: The Anatomy of a Smart City

Jeff Desjardins of Visual Capitalist – There is no doubt that the city will be the defining feature of human geography for the 21st century. Globally, there are 1.3 million people moving to cities each week – and by 2040, … Continue reading

Posted in civilization, Controversial, Geopolitical

What are Forever Chemicals? And Should You Be Concerned?

Sara Goddard in Green That Life – The term “forever chemicals” is a nickname for a class of manufactured fluorinated chemical substances found in a whole host of consumer products, drinking water, and in industrial practices. Technically known as per- … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Children, civilization