Which 7 countries hold half the world’s population?

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People at a water park in China, which is home to the world’s largest population. Half of the world’s population lives in just seven countries. (VCG via Getty Images)

As of this month, the world’s population is 7.63 billion, according to the United Nations, which celebrates World Population Day today. More than half of all people around the globe (3.97 billion) live in just seven countries, according to the UN’s estimates. China has the world’s largest population (1.42 billion), followed by India (1.35 billion). The next five most populous nations – the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan and Nigeria – together have fewer people than India.

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71% of Americans believe artificial limbs will perform better than natural limbs by 2050

Americans have faith in the advancement of human technology.

A Pew Research Center report offers a fascinating look at Americans’ views on aging — and on, specifically, the practice known as “radical life extension.” The survey found that most American adults don’t believe that such life extension capabilities will be generally feasible in the near future: 73 percent of them answered no when asked whether the average person would live to be 120 years old by the year 2050.

 

 

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One In Five Americans Think Obama Is A Muslim

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Misinformation comes in many different forms thanks to media manipulation

According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 18 percent of people believe that president Barack Obama is a muslim, up from 11 percent last year. The number who know that he is a Christian is now down to 34 percent. Most of the rest, 43 percent, don’t know. Sixty percent of those who say Obama is a Muslim cite the media…

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