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Science Population

By American Association for the Advancement of Science

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The Science Population app for the iPad presents a detailed look at global population growth and its impact on critical areas like lifespan, education, health, and economics. Featuring news articles and peer-reviewed research from Science, plus videos, podcasts, and interactive graphs, the Science Population app is your guide to the complex challenges facing a world whose population is at 7 billion people and counting.

•Science Video: 9 Billion? Projecting future population growth.
•Science Podcast: Interviews with researchers and Science news staff about population growth, from the major demographic shift of the Neolithic to the regional youth bulges of today.
•Interactive graphics visualizing elements of population growth over time.

Articles include
•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.
•China’s Demographic History and Future Challenges – China is at a demographic turning point: It is changing from an agricultural society into an urban one, from a young society to an old one, and from a society attached to the land to one that is very much on the move.
•Population Policy in Transition in the Developing World – A look at how voluntary family-planning programs represent a cost-effective approach to relieving population pressures, stimulating economic development, improving health, and enhancing human freedom.
•Stories and insights on the graying of world population, the future of cities, the role of education, and much more.

About Science

Founded in 1880 with the help of Thomas Edison and published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Science ( ranks as the world’s largest general science journal. Each week, Science provides more than 131,000 global subscribers with peer-reviewed original research, scientific research articles, science and research news, and more. Science also publishes two additional journals, Science Signaling ( and Science Translational Medicine (, as well as Science Careers, a career development website ( offering career advice and job postings that attracts over 400,000 users each month.

What's New in Version 1.1

Bug fixes and increased performance.
- Fixed transitions which occasionally caused crashes
- Fixed errors associated with timeouts

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Customer Reviews

Ecologist & author

Stunning, a remarkable achievement, authoritative and a profound leap forward in presenting information for the 21st Century. The concise text is well researched and complimented by clear interactive graphics, video segments, and audio interviews that illustrate and illuminate the content. It is easy to read and use with extraordinary content for any student writing a term paper or any elected official in need of facts for a position paper or speech.
Well done!


Make a Science app!

This app is great. I wish AAAS would make an over encompassing app for subscribers to Science. I'm a broke college student, but would re-subscribe in a heartbeat if they did that.

Science Population
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  • $4.99
  • Category: News
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  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 86.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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