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Halcyon In Figures

What Counts? - Education

Education

 

Please see below selected recent education-related facts and figures.

 

June 2018

  • The number of school-age children who are not in school was 110 million in the mid 1990s, and  60 million in the latest data.

On CRISPR

Genetics

 

40%: The percentage of patients reported to have responded to one of the most advanced CRISPR cancer therapy studies to be tested in China. China is far ahead of the US in CRISPR cancer studies due to its less stringent approval requirements, but the US and Europe are set to see their first human trials of the gene-editing technique this year. With potentially transformative implications across medicine, agriculture, and even chemical products, CB Insights' 5,200-word CRISPR deep dive unpacks the science behind the technology, its applications, controversies it’s stirred up, and where CRISPR may take us next. 

On human bonds
Bonds
Halcyon In Figures 18 February 2018

 

On Reconstruction
Reconstruction
Halcyon In Figures 17 February 2018

 

It will cost $300 billion to rebuild Syria, according to the UN. Even as the carnage continues, Iran and Russia are already quietly waging an uncivil war to get in on those lucrative construction contracts, argued Eurasia Group in February 2018.

On the world in figures as 2018 dawns

Sources:   http://brainmail.nowandnext.com/; Signal Media

As many as 48 million of Twitter’s active users — nearly 15 percent of the Twitterverse— are automated accounts designed to simulate real people. The company claims that number is far lower, but the point remains: social media has become a decisive platform for commerce and politics – and its increasingly defined by people who aren’t even people.

 

By 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in regions that face

"absolute water scarcity".

Ref: United Nations (Switzerland)

 

In 2016, 19,000 children were admitted to UK hospitals

after self-harming. This represented a rise of 14 per cent

on the previous year.

Ref: Financial Times (UK)

 

Obesity killed 3 million people globally in 2010.

In Figures - Global Population

With global population now exceeding 7 billion, National Geographic examined provided a broad overview of demographic trends that got us to today and will impact us tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the global population is still growing by an estimated 79 million per year.

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, especially in the West. U.N. forecasts suggest the world population could hit a peak of 10.1 billion by 2100 before beginning to decline.