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23rd May 2018

Obesity prevalence will rise from 14% to 22% by 2045

If current trends continue, nearly a quarter of people in the world will be obese and one in eight will have type 2 diabetes by mid-century.

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24th April 2018

Gender gap in science and technology could last for centuries

Based on current trends, it could take over 300 years to reach gender parity in science and technology, according to a new study.

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8th February 2018

Alarming drop in US life expectancy

Suicide and drug/alcohol use is lowering the average lifespan of Americans, continuing a general decline.

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22nd January 2018

World's top 1% earned 82% of wealth generated in 2017

82% of wealth generated last year across the world went to the richest 1% of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half saw their wealth flatline. On current trends, it will take 217 years to close the gap in pay and employment opportunities between men and women.

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21st December 2017

Baby born after embryo frozen 25 years ago

In a landmark for IVF treatment, a baby girl in the U.S. has reportedly been born after being frozen as an embryo for almost 25 years.

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1st December 2017

800 million jobs could be lost to automation by 2030

A report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) concludes that up to 800 million jobs could be lost due to robotic automation by 2030.

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1st July 2017

Climate change will increase inequality in the USA

Unmitigated climate change will exacerbate inequality in the USA, with southern states losing up to 20 percent of their income by century's end.

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