Science-loving non-profit organization The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's biggest general scientific group with over 125,000 members. Their journal, Science, is the largest general science journal around and is a go-to place for research, articles and news.
Now they've put part of this into a new iPad app, one that focuses on an issue facing the world as a whole: population growth.
The app focuses on education surrounding the issue of population growth, and how the expanding population impacts specific areas of the world in terms of economics and health.
The app contains peer-reviewed research, articles, videos, podcasts and interactive features like graphs and tables. Some of these interactive elements allow users to look at population growth over time, in specific corners of the Earth.
Here are some examples of the types of articles, research and podcasts you'll have access to with the new app:
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.
Stories and insights on the graying of world population, the future of cities, the role of education, and much more.
There are over 7 billion people on the planet and counting. As this number rises, we have to consider the impact it will have in both a regional and global sense. If you have some time over the holidays for a (predominantly) educational app, try this one out. The app is currently available in the App Store for $4.99.