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Japan's huge sex problem is setting up a 'demographic time bomb' for the country

The Japanese press has taken to calling it <i>sekkusu shinai shokogun:</i> celibacy syndrome.<p>Basically, the country just isn't that interested in sex — and it could have huge effects beyond its borders.<p>The most recent evidence comes in a survey by the Japan Family Planning Association, reported on in the …

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Competition from Middle Eastern carriers may mean lower fares to Europe, Middle East

An ongoing airline feud continued to boil last week over whether three Middle East-based airlines have accepted billions of dollars in subsidies from their oil-rich governments to unfairly compete against U.S. carriers.<p>Emirates Airlines released a report rejecting the accusation made by American, …

More than 1,350 evacuated in Spain as wildfires spread

More than 1,350 residents have been evacuated in Spain's northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spread through a pine forest amid a lingering heat wave, a local official said.<p>Five villages were evacuated on Sunday as flames devoured hills located 375km northeast of Madrid, said Javier Lamban, …

International Space Station resupplied for the first time in months

The International Space Station has just received its first new supplies since April 14th. The Progress 60 Russian cargo ship docked with ISS early this morning, at 3:11AM ET according to NASA, bringing with it over three tons of cargo. That includes "1,940 pounds of propellant, 106 pounds of …

Military AI interface helps you make sense of thousands of photos

It's easy to find computer vision technology that detect objects in photos, but it's still tough to sift through photos... and that's a big challenge for the military, where finding the right picture could mean taking out a target or spotting a terrorist threat. Thankfully, the US' armed forces may …