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A Tough Nut to Crack: Americans are Having Less Sex and Nobody Knows Why Health 

A Tough Nut to Crack: Americans are Having Less Sex and Nobody Knows Why

United States (Sputnik) – A new study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, polled 26,000 Americans and found that they have sex about 15 percent less in 2010-2014 than they did in 1995-1999, with the biggest decline coming for young couples and married duos. The decline in sex between young people definitely doesn’t really sound right, does it? We live in an age where a potential sex partner is a few swipes right on Tinder at any given time, and where “sex positivity” demonstrators throw around condoms like rice at a wedding. “Despite their reputation for hooking up, millennials and the generation after them are actually having sex less Read More

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My God, It’s Full of Stars Science and Nature 

My God, It’s Full of Stars

Space (Sputnik) – An international team of researchers have announced their discovery of four galaxies that produce stars at a rate hundreds of times quicker than a typical galaxy. These systems, called “starburst galaxies,” may explain the mystery of supermassive galaxies that formed shortly after the Big Bang. These starburst galaxies produce stars at a rate of 100 solar masses every year. By comparison, the Milky Way produces an estimated four solar masses each year. This would be odd enough on its own, but the hyperactives have another strange quality: they’re all old. Each of the starbursts came into existence less than a billion years after the Big Read More

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Seeds in Norway’s ‘Doomsday Vault’ Rescued From Effects of Global Warming Environment 

Seeds in Norway’s ‘Doomsday Vault’ Rescued From Effects of Global Warming

Norway (Sputnik) – The world’s global seed bank, a hedge against ecological catastrophe, has been declared safe after floodwaters caused by warming temperatures gushed into the main entrance and threatened to destroy the contents of the facility. About 800 miles from the North Pole, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (often referred to as the “Doomsday Vault”), sits some 400 feet above sea level — to guard against rising sea levels or enormous tsunamis — and about 425 feet down into non-geologically active bedrock. The facility was assumed to be secure from almost any danger — except, it turns out, melting permafrost. The permafrost surrounding the facility on the remote northern island has begun Read More

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Digital Screen Time May Lead To Premature Death For Adolescents Health Technology 

Digital Screen Time May Lead To Premature Death For Adolescents

World (Sputnik) – Around 1.2 billion people, 1 in 6 of the world’s population, are adolescents aged 10 – 19. Many are at risk of premature death, illness and injury. In a major report, the World Health Organization lays out the major risks facing this vast demographic – too much time spent staring at digital screens festers near the top of the pestilential heap. The report, Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (AA-HA!), notes there has been a dramatic increase in the time young people spend staring at digital screen time since the turn of the century, with little indication this will be slowing any Read More

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Women in Arms: Norwegian Women Thriving In Armed Forces, Enjoy Serving More Than Male Counterparts Women 

Women in Arms: Norwegian Women Thriving In Armed Forces, Enjoy Serving More Than Male Counterparts

World (Sputnik) – Last year, Norway became the first Nordic nation, European nation and NATO member state to introduce universal conscription in the name of gender equality. Today, Norwegian ladies seem to thrive in the armed forces and enjoy it more than their brothers in arms. A recent survey, which for the first time targeted female draftees, has yielded uplifting results for the supporters of a gender-neutral army. Surprisingly, Norwegian girls were found to be more at home in the Norwegian army than their male counterparts.A staggering 90 percent of the female draftees from 2016 said they would nevertheless fulfill their military duty, provided that the service was voluntary, Read More

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Red Bull & Vodka: It’s Your Perception That Gets You Drunker Health Science and Nature 

Red Bull & Vodka: It’s Your Perception That Gets You Drunker

World (Sputnik) – A new study from a French behavioral sciences lab has found that red bull with vodka gets you drunk faster because you believe it will get you drunk faster. The experiment, conducted by researchers with INSEAD Sorbonne University in Paris and soon to be published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, brought in 154 young men and presented them with three separately labeled drinks: “Vodka & Red Bull”, “Fruit Juice Cocktail”, and “Vodka Cocktail”. The three beverages were exactly the same thing, a cocktail of fruit juice, Red Bull, and vodka. The only difference was the labeling.But 51 percent of the young men who drank the cocktail Read More

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Paradise Lost: Hawaii Home to One of the World’s Dirtiest Beaches Environment Featured 

Paradise Lost: Hawaii Home to One of the World’s Dirtiest Beaches

Hawaii (Sputnik) – The tropical islands of Hawaii are known for its beautiful white beaches and crystal clear blue waters. It’s hard to imagine that one of these picturesque far-flung holiday destinations is also considered to have one of the dirtiest beaches in the world. Kamilo Point, a beach in the rural Ka’u district of the Big Island of Hawaii, is a wasteland according to experts. Despite its pockets of lava rock and beautiful natural wildlife, the ocean’s currents are so powerful that the winds deposit thousands of pounds of man-made trash on the beach every year. Kamilo, also known as “plastic beach,” has been know to host hair Read More

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Sh*t Mountain No More: Tibet Launches Massive Everest Cleanup Campaign Environment 

Sh*t Mountain No More: Tibet Launches Massive Everest Cleanup Campaign

Tibet (Sputnik) – Tibet has launched the first-ever cleanup campaign to address the longstanding issue of trash on the world’s highest mountain – and 4 tons of waste has already been collected in less than a week. The Mount Everest cleanup project will cover the mountain’s high altitude areas to collect waste left at climbing campsites. The massive 90-day initiative began on May 6. The areas of focus are on the north side of Everest and reach altitudes of between 17,000 and 21,300 feet. China’s Xinhua news agency reported that in the first five days of the cleanup, foreign and Tibetan volunteers collected 4 tons of refuse. Climbers in camp Read More

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#NuggsforCarter: Most Popular Tweet Ever Involves Chicken Nuggets Entertainment 

#NuggsforCarter: Most Popular Tweet Ever Involves Chicken Nuggets

World (Sputnik) – US citizen Carter Wilkerson broke a Twitter record, gathering the highest number of retweets in the history of social media. With 3,434,902 retweets within a little more than a month, Wilkerson has the most retweeted tweet ever. On April 7, the young man published a post asking the American fast food chain Wendy’s about how many retweets he needs to collect to get an annual supply of chicken nuggets. HELP ME PLEASE. A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS pic.twitter.com/4SrfHmEMo3 — Carter Wilkerson (@carterjwm) April 6, 2017 ​Representatives of the company told him to get 18 million retweets after which he published a screen shot of this message and Read More

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New Anti-Protest Laws: Fine For Organizations Supporting Activism, Up To $1 Million Activism Environment Politics 

New Anti-Protest Laws: Fine For Organizations Supporting Activism, Up To $1 Million

World (Sputnik) – In the wake of the increasingly violent repression of legal dissent in the US, the state of Oklahoma has moved to place fines of up to $1 million on protesters. New laws intended to severely punish those exercising their constitutional right to disagree with existing legislation and policy will now see possible fines of up to $1 million in the US state of Oklahoma, after legislators rushed what they termed “emergency” anti-protest laws into effect. The new laws allow for increased fines on those found guilty in Oklahoma of engaging in protest actions that result in the damage of infrastructure, especially oil and gas equipment. They also include a new wrinkle, in which Read More

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