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.
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.
The secret factor that drives birth rate declines
April 30, 2013, 10:26 a.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Increased education of women and mass migration from agricultural villages to bigger cities drove much of the fertility drop in Bangladesh.
Peer pressure may spur population growth, overconsumption
April 19, 2013, 9:56 a.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
One way to combat the trend is to increase women's access to education and communication with the wider world.
Filmmaker Sir David Attenborough calls humans a plague
January 23, 2013, 10:30 a.m. by LiveScience
The naturalist has been vocal about his concerns over population growth and its impact on the planet.
Human population may eventually become homogenized
September 19, 2012, 10:03 a.m. by Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries
Evolutionary biologists predict that the global human population will eventually become homogenized and will all look like mixed-race Brazilians.
Earth supports much less life than we thought
August 27, 2012, 3:17 p.m. by Charles Choi, LiveScience
By studying particles on the ocean floor, scientists conclude that Earth supports one-third less life than originally thought.