Pollution Kills More People Annually Than All Wars And Violence Combined

Pollution Kills More People Annually Than All War And Violence Combined, Study Finds

Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is causing more deaths annually than all war and violence combined. According to a study published in the journal the Lancet, pollution around the world now contributes to at least one out of every six premature deaths (roughly 9 million), which is more than smoking, hunger or natural disasters, and more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

An illustration of the proposed magnetic deflector

Scientists Have Proposed A Plan To Build A Massive Shield To Protect Earth From Solar Storms

Extreme weather space events could potentially wipe out the electrical grids and cause widespread technological damage. To prevent or mitigate such a catastrophe, scientists have proposed a plan to construct a massive ‘magnetic deflector’ that would sit like a shield between Earth and the Sun, deflecting the sun’s harmful particles back into space.

How To Survive The Apocalypse - Scientific Survival Tips

Watch: Scientific Tips That Will Help You Survive The Apocalypse

The apocalypse is finally upon us. We are left to survive in the wild. Zombies chase us out of our cities. And our civilization, as we know it, has started to fall apart. What would you do if you happen to come across scenarios such as these? Here’s AsapSCIENCE’s look at scientific tips that will help you survive the apocalypse.