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Harvard's Class of 2017 Is Full of Virgins

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Sixty-five percent of the young adults starting at Harvard this fall are virgins, which is either a …

Mars big as the moon on August 27?

This hoax must be circulating, since it does every year, and since this subject is in the top 10 most-searched-for at EarthSky this week. Is it true? …

Astronomy

Facebook To Partner With OpenTable To Make Restaurant Reservations Available On Mobile

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc<p>struck a deal with online restaurant booking service OpenTable Incthat will allow users to reserve tables at restaurants via a Facebook app, as the world's No. 1 social network continues to expand its mobile services.<p>In an announcement on its website, Facebook said the …

Turkey: pity the poor refiner | Financial Times

Print this page<p>It’s difficult not to feel sympathy for the management of Tupras, Turkey’s sole oil refiner.<p>For the past two years the company has …

Welcome to China’s beautiful but empty “little Paris”

Chinese tourists may be flocking to Paris, but they are ignoring their own little piece of the City of Lights on the mainland.<p>A small development called Tianducheng on the outskirts of Hangzhou is known within the country as China’s “little Paris.” It is complete with tree-lined plazas, stalls for …

China

Russian social network VK offers Snowden a job

Edward Snowden has left the building – the terminal building at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, that is. So, now that the PRISM leaker gets to stroll …

Uruguay: Let’s make marijuana a state-run monopoly

Like many other countries in the Latin America, Uruguay is considering legalizing marijuana. But its government isn’t just looking to save money on police enforcement or drive down marijuana prices through legal competition. It wants to make marijuana one of its many state-run monopolies.<p>Possession …

In pictures: Inside the heart

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has announced the winners of its "Reflections of Research" competition.

Kim Jung-un is calling for a facelift for North Korea’s capital airport

In yet another hint of opening for the reclusive North Korean economy, the country’s boxy, Soviet-era style Pyongyang airport may soon get a makeover.<p>North Korea’s leader Kim Jung-un has asked architects reportedly charged with redesigning a military airport in the east of the country to submit …

Iranian president's reformist agenda: 'One cannot live in a quarantine'

Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, was elected on an ambitiously reformist platform. This is what he promised:<p><b>Easing internet and web …