The  report is based on analysis of 27,600 mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and cites double-digit decreases in the populations of species such as African lion (above), which has seen a 43 per cent drop since 1993. File photograph: Reuters

Humans and wildlife species face a future of rapid decline — including the heightened possibility of mass extinction — if measures are not taken withi(...)

The translation system captures a teacher’s voice and translates it into Honduran Sign Language, displaying the results on screen through a female avatar who signs at the viewer. Photograph: Marvin Salgado

A three-dimensional humanoid avatar is being designed to help students with with hearing difficulties in Honduras. The translation system captures a (...)