Who are the Most Gender-Equal Countries in the World?

A symbol for gender equality

  Gender parity has a bearing on whether or not economies and societies will thrive. Gender equality means having the right to equal opportunities and resources, regardless of gender. The World Economic Forum measures gender gaps since 2006 in its annual Global Gender Gap Report. It tracks progress towards closing gender gaps … Read more

What are the Most Educated Countries in the World?

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More and more people around the globe are attending college nowadays. According to a UNESCO report, the number of students enrolling in higher education institutions more than doubled in recent years. The number increased from 100 million in 2000 to 207 million in 2014. But not every country contributed to the rise … Read more

What Major News Stories of the 2010s Turned Out to be False?

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Fake news has been a big, problematic trend during the decade of 2010s. It has been a roller-coaster decade for news media, as it is full of political upsets and shock outcomes. The proliferation of fake news sites’ articles easily shared across social media caused a lot of misinformation to the masses. … Read more

What Were the Greatest Science Discoveries of the 2010s?

The first direct visual image of a black hole in Messier 87, a supergiant elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo

The 2010s was a breakthrough decade for science. In the last ten years, scientists around the world in all disciplines have pulled off impressive discoveries and accomplishments. They made remarkable progress towards understanding the human body, human ancestors, the planet, and the cosmos around us. Science has also become more global and … Read more

What Were the Top News Stories of the 2010s?

The damage in a poor neighborhood caused by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti

Haiti earthquake The turn of the new decade was harsh for Haiti, a small Caribbean country and the poorest one in the West. After suffering from decades of economic and political turmoil, with 70% of the population living in poverty, the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake worsened their sufferings. On January 12, 2010, Haiti … Read more

How Commonly is English Spoken Around the World?

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English is the most widely spoken language in the world, and it’s considered as the global language. As people around the world become increasingly connected, English has also become the dominant language of global communication, especially on the Internet. English as a Language The English language has Latin origins. English came from … Read more

Top 10 Safest and Most Dangerous Countries In The World

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With our world divided by imaginary borders and nations defiantly protecting the validity of said borders, it comes as no surprise that each group of people contained within these lines evolves and thrives different to other groups. While some countries adopted and promulgated education and free speech, others dissected themselves into social … Read more

The Interesting History of the World’s Population

The Interesting History of the World’s Population

Humanity has taken over the world. Every year, the population of the world is expanding by 83 million people. As of writing, there are already 7.6 billion people in the world. But population trends are mostly uneven – while some countries are expanding exponentially, some are shrinking. But have you ever wondered … Read more

What Were the Most Popular Baby Names in the USA in the 2010s?

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Popular baby names change per year, but have you wondered what are the most common names parents in the 2010s have given their babies? Well, for the last decade, Noah and Emma have taken the crown. According to the US Social Security Administration, there were over 163,000 baby boys named Noah, and … Read more

Who are the Most Generous Countries in the World?

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The United States is the most generous country in the world over the past decade. Why? Because Americans donate a lot of money. In 2017 alone, Americans have donated $27.7 billion. This amount of donation was more than the entire GDP of more than 40 countries in the world. For some people, … Read more