News tagged with number

Golden Ratio offers unity of science

It is said to represent a "cosmic constant" found in the curvature of elephant tusks, the shape of a kudu's horn, the destructive beauty of Hurricane Katrina, and in the astronomical grandeur of how planets, moons, asteroids ...

dateNov 27, 2014 in Mathematics
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Autopsies from space: who killed the sea lions?

A decade ago, we set out to unravel deep ocean crime scenes we weren't even sure existed. The crime? Endangered Steller sea lions were rapidly disappearing in parts of Alaska. Their numbers dropped by 80% in three decades, ...

dateNov 24, 2014 in Ecology
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Notorious hacktivist shares methods, motives

Cocaine dealers, bank robbers and carjackers converge at Manchester Federal Prison in rural Kentucky—and then there is Jeremy Hammond, a tousle-haired and talented hacker whose nimble fingers have clicked and tapped their ...

dateNov 10, 2014 in Security
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World population likely to peak by 2070

World population will likely peak at around 9.4 billion around 2070 and then decline to around 9 billion by 2100, according to new population projections from IIASA researchers, published in a new book, World Population and ...

dateOct 23, 2014 in Social Sciences
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