Fewer Youth Having Sex
Apparently, fewer teens and young adults are having sex, according to a federal study that offers numbers but doesn't examine the reasons. Why might it be decreasing?
Why are young people having less sex than the previous generation? "'That's the $100,000 question,' said Bill Albert, chief program officer for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Some experts say an emphasis on abstinence may have played a role. Some say concern about sexually spread diseases may have been a factor—perhaps instilled by parents who watched the AIDS crisis unfold. Still others suggest this is a generation less inclined to experiment with drugs and sex than its predecessors. The study, released Thursday, is based on interviews with about 5,300 young people, ages 15 to 24."
It marks another milestone in SpaceX's long-standing effort to make spaceflight cheaper.
- SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy into space early Tuesday morning.
- A part of its nosecone – known as a fairing – descended back to Earth using special parachutes.
- A net-outfitted boat in the Atlantic Ocean successfully caught the reusable fairing, likely saving the company millions of dollars.
Controversial map names CEOs of 100 companies producing 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.
- Just 100 companies produce 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gases.
- This map lists their names and locations, and their CEOs.
- The climate crisis may be too complex for these 100 people to solve, but naming and shaming them is a good start.
The world's richest people could breeze through a climate disaster – for a price.
- A new report from a United Nation expert warns that an over-reliance on the private sector to mitigate climate change could cause a "climate apartheid."
- The report criticizes several countries, including the U.S., for taking "short-sighted steps in the wrong direction."
- The world's poorest populations are most vulnerable to climate change even though they generally contribute the least to global emissions.
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