Does democracy lead to better health?
Two centuries of rapid global population growth will come to an end
Mortality in the past – around half died as children
Does the news reflect what we die from?
Population momentum: If the number of children is not growing, why is the population still increasing?
Child mortality is an everyday tragedy of enormous scale that rarely makes the headlines
The world population is changing: For the first time there are more people over 64 than children younger than 5
As the world's poorest economies are stagnating half a billion are expected to be in extreme poverty in 2030
Top incomes: more women, but still very male-dominated
Oceans, land and deep subsurface: how is life distributed across environments?
Net Results: We are winning the fight against malaria and you can help
Malaria was common across half the world – since then it has been eliminated in many regions
Humans make up just 0.01% of Earth's life – what's the rest?
Child mortality: achieving the global goal for 2030 would be a huge achievement – but we are currently far away
The global population pyramid: How global demography has changed and what we can expect for the 21st century
India will soon overtake China to become the most populous country in the world
Which are the most patient countries in the world?
How do we know the history of extreme poverty?
Cancer death rates are falling; five-year survival rates are rising
Number of rough sleepers in England has increased more than 250% since 2010
The death of UK coal in five charts