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Virginity among the young rises, and more

The percentage of 15- to 24-year-olds who’ve never had sex has risen to 28 percent, up from 22 percent in 2002.

Virginity among the young rises
Virginity is regaining its popularity among young people. The percentage of 15- to 24-year-olds who’ve never had sex has risen to 28 percent, up from 22 percent in 2002, a new federal survey says.
Chicago Sun-Times

Plastic returns to the Capitol cafeteria
House Republicans have reintroduced Styrofoam cups and plastic plates to the Capitol cafeteria. The change is part of a larger effort to reverse former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “Green the Capitol” initiative, which mandated the use of recyclable utensils and cups made of cornstarch.
The Washington Post

U.S. launches space shuttle for secret mission
The U.S. last week launched an experimental space shuttle into orbit, where it will spend up to nine months on a classified test mission. The X-37B shuttle, a smaller, robotic version of the space shuttle, may be testing a new technology for spying on foreign nations from space, or for snatching or neutralizing other countries’ satellites, experts speculate.
Wired.com

A lucrative market for French wine
Wealthy Chinese are buying up rare French wines, driving up the price of elite Bordeaux by 40 percent in one year. More fine wine was sold in Hong Kong last year than in New York and London combined.
Time

Seats on BART trains carry bacteria
Tests on the fabric seats on San Francisco’s BART trains found nine types of bacteria, including some found in fecal matter and a skin bacteria that may be the antibiotic-resistant strain called MRSA.
San Francisco Bay Citizen

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