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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 …

No double moon in 2018, or ever

2018 will be an excellent year to view Mars. The planet will be closer to Earth – and brighter in our sky – than since 2003. But as big as the moon? …

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 …

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

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Edward Snowden has left the building – the terminal building at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, that is. So, now that the PRISM …

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 …

Cannabis

In pictures: Inside the heart

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

University of Oxford

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 …

North Korea

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 …