What are human rights?
How can we understand this paradox that not all humans have humanity in a human rights world? The growth of rights-talk has obscured ... an unavoidable result of the accidents of birth and history. Equality is unnatural and must be fought for.
Smartphones set to become the fastest spreading technology in human history
Smartphones might just be the fastest-spreading technology in human history. The only technologies that come close is the adoption of television between 1950 and 1953, and the recent emergence (and rapid growth) of the tablet market. While these graphs ...
The Riddle of the Human Species
Their many branches, from philosophy to law to history and the creative arts ... whose lives tell us so much about human origins, social psychologists have deduced the mental growth that began with hunting and campsites. A premium was placed on personal ...
5 Reasons Why 2013 Was The Best Year In Human History
The greatest story in recent human history is the simplest ... If you subtract China, there are actually more poor people today than there were in 1981 (population growth trumping the percentage declines in poverty). But we shouldn’t discount China.
The amazing, surprising, Africa-driven demographic future of the Earth, in 9 charts
Most rich countries will shrink and age (with a couple of important exceptions), poorer countries will expand rapidly and, maybe most significant of all, Africa will see a population explosion nearly unprecedented in human history. If these numbers turn ...