It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, especially in the West.
As higher standards of living and better health care are reaching more parts of the world, the rates of fertility — and population growth — have started to slow down, though the population will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.
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There will soon be seven billion people on the planet. By 2045 global population is projected to reach nine billion. Nigel Holmes is a British graphic designer and theorist, imagines how much space we would need to host a world party for 7 billion people in 2011.Can the planet take the strain?via ngm.nationalgeographic.com
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People are amazing, surprising and interesting. They change reality with power of thought and make things happen. What is most exciting – all people are completely different in their attitudes and behavior. But this comes with price – it is difficult to understand people and even more difficult to find the best way to deal with them. Many people, who see programmers as extensions of their computer systems, will be surprised to discover that programmers are amazing individuals too. Programmers exhibit similar to other people behavior, they have different personalities and need individual approach.
This article explains a simple theory about Three Dimensions of a Software Programmer that could help to put relations with these individuals on some rational basis.via softwarecreation.org
How many people live in each local authority?, and where is the UK's population decreasing?Get the latest statistics which show how many people live where.
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This visualization is a research study by Donald Appleyard, plotting connections between neighbors to show how interconnected an area of light traffic is compared to high-traffic.
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Do you know about real-life assassins and their dirty deeds? This infographic tells you a little more about the cold-blooded killers responsible for assassinating people like Caesar and Ghandi.via thewondrous.com
With such a huge impact on the revenue of a news giant like NYTimes, it’d be interesting to see see exactly how people really feel about online advertising. Check out our infographic below for a visual guide on some of the latest data in the online advertising industry.via www.retargeter.com
Porn, coffee, the internet, alcohol....via www.madatoms.com