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Science 'Population' app is here!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Science Population app for the iPad® presents a detailed look at global population growth and its impact on critical areas like lifespan, education, health, and economics.<--break->

Featuring news articles and peer-reviewed research from Science, plus videos, podcasts, and interactive graphs, the Science Population app is your guide to the complex challenges facing a world whose population is at 7 billion people and counting.

The Science Population app is on sale in the Apple App Store for $4.99.

Visit the Apple App Store today!

Features: 
 
•Science Video: 9 Billion? Projecting future population growth 
•Science Podcast: Interviews with researchers and Science news staff about population growth, from the major demographic shift of the Neolithic to the regional youth bulges of today. 
•Interactive graphics visualizing elements of population growth over time. 
Articles include: 
•Are More People Necessarily a Problem? – As world population surges, debate surrounds studies suggesting that population growth can have economic and environmental benefits. 
•Regional Snapshots – Science has created several "snapshots," to capture some of the demographic trends that set countries and regions apart. 
•India’s Demographic Change: Opportunities and Challenges – A review of emerging demographic patterns and the opportunities and challenges they present to India.  
•China’s Demographic History and Future Challenges– China is at a demographic turning point: It is changing from an agricultural society into an urban one, from a young society to an old one, and from a society attached to the land to one that is very much on the move. 
•Population Policy in Transition in the Developing World – A look at how voluntary family-planning programs represent a cost-effective approach to relieving population pressures, stimulating economic development, improving health, and enhancing human freedom. 
•Stories and insights on the graying of world population, the future of cities, the role of education, and much more.  
•And much more.