Over the last three decades global society has grown richer, but not better off.
New research shows economic growth to be main driver of language extinction and reveals global 'hotspots' where languages are most under threat.
Google is adding World Bank figures to Internet results in a bid to make hard facts about countries worldwide easier to find.
China's second great wall, a vast seawall covering more than half of the country's mainland coastline, is a foundation for financial gain - and also a dyke holding a swelling rush of ecological woes.
Despite continued reports of economic growth in Africa, much of the continent remains wracked by poverty, with roughly one in five citizens saying they frequently lack food, clean water and medical care, according to the ...
English continues to reign supreme in international business, and it's not just because some of the biggest economies speak it.
In today's struggling economy, one check on the day's news is bound to turn up reports of unemployment, falling home values and foreclosures.
The developed nations must invest in information and communications technologies (ICT) in the developing world not only the close the so-called digital divide but to encourage sustainable economic development and to create ...
A study that relates global energy use to economic growth, published in the January issue of BioScience, finds strong correlations between these two measures both among countries and within countries over time. The research ...
People's personalities can change considerably over time, say scientists, suggesting that leopards really can change their spots.