Era of human dominance over Earth began in 1610, say scientists
March 13, 2015, 4:28 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The beginnings of the Anthropocene Era may not have occurred with the agricultural or industrial revolutions as previously theorized.
2 new condom companies founded by women, market to women
March 4, 2014, 8:06 p.m. by Starre Vartan
More sustainable, woman-friendly condoms are now available.
What 11 billion people could mean for Earth's animals
November 25, 2013, 12:46 p.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience
Habitat destruction and the demand for the animals themselves will likely only increase as the human population grows.
6 ways to feed 11 billion people
November 19, 2013, 3:46 p.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
New farming techniques and more sustainable eating habits are the order of the day if we want to keep feeding the planet's population.
The 1919 Boston Molasses Flood: The forgotten tragedy too bizarre for the history books
June 24, 2013, 12:24 p.m. by John Platt
A 30-foot wave of molasses claimed the lives of 21 people and injured 150 more.
World population may reach 11 billion by 2100
June 14, 2013, 11:20 a.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
As Africa's population continues to rise, a new statistical analysis estimates the population to be 800 million more people than previously calculated.
There are 7 billion of us on the planet. What does that really look like?
May 6, 2013, 4:17 p.m. by Shea Gunther
It can be hard to get your mind wrapped around large numbers like the 7 billion humans living on Earth. 7BillionWorld helps you visualize that number.
Should birth control be available over the counter?
May 3, 2013, 5:54 p.m. by Starre Vartan
There's plenty of debate about whether contraception should be more easily available in the U.S., from the pill to the morning-after pill.