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This 20-year chart of depression diagnoses shows an incredible shift

This 20-year chart of depression diagnoses shows an incredible shift

By Depression can affect people over long periods of their lives. Some people experience this condition continuously, while for others, it occurs in episodes – with long stretches without symptoms. But when do people tend to experience it for the first time?The age when people experience depression for the first time is called the ‘age of onset.’ But this can be measured in different ways. One way is to find out when people first had the symptoms of depression. This is done by interviewing them about symptoms they have had in their lives so far – some people describe...

September 5, 2022
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AI timelines: What do experts in artificial intelligence expect for the future?

AI timelines: What do experts in artificial intelligence expect for the future?

COVID-19 vaccinations, cases, excess mortality, and much moreExplore our COVID-19 dataMany AI experts believe there is a real chance that human-level artificial intelligence will be developed within the next decades, and some believe that it will exist much sooner.Artificial intelligence (AI) that surpasses our own intelligence sounds like the stuff from science-fiction books or films. What do experts in the field of AI research think about such scenarios? Do they dismiss these ideas as fantasy, or are they taking such prospects seriously?A human-level AI would be a machine, or a network of...

February 25, 2023
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Technology over the long run: zoom out to see how dramatically the world can change within a lifetime

Technology over the long run: zoom out to see how dramatically the world can change within a lifetime

It is easy to underestimate how much the world can change within a lifetime. Bringing to mind how dramatically the world has changed can help us see how different the world could be in a few years or decades. by Max Roser February 22, 2023 Technology can change the world in ways that are unimaginable, until they happen. Switching on an electric light would have been unimaginable for our medieval ancestors. In their childhood, our grandparents would have struggled to imagine a world connected by smartphones and the Internet. Similarly, it is hard for us to imagine the arrival of all those...

February 23, 2023
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Which countries have put a price on carbon?

Which countries have put a price on carbon?

Putting a price on carbon helps us account for the real costs of fossil fuels in the market. Which countries have a carbon tax or trading system?The true cost of burning fossil fuels is not reflected in their market price. People often compare the monetary price of fossil fuels to low-carbon alternatives such as renewables or nuclear energy. But these comparisons do not capture each option’s social impact, even in a purely economic sense.Burning fossil fuels drives climate change. The impacts of climate change come at a cost – these impacts are already happening.They also cause local air...

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How many people die from the flu?

How many people die from the flu?

COVID-19 vaccinations, cases, excess mortality, and much moreExplore our COVID-19 dataThe risk of death from influenza has declined over time, but globally, hundreds of thousands of people still die from the disease each year.Globally, hundreds of thousands of people die from seasonal influenza every year. During large flu pandemics, when influenza strains evolved substantially, the death toll was even higher.But the risk of dying from influenza has declined substantially over time from improvements in sanitation, healthcare, and vaccination. People born in 1940 had around a third of...

March 3, 2023
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