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'Parasite singles': why young Japanese aren't getting married

Matchmaking parties help Japan's singles find the right partners

Matchmaking parties help Japan's singles find the right partners

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'Parasite singles': why young Japanese aren't getting married

A growing number of South Korean women are banding together to reject rigid patriarchal ...

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Till death do I stay single: South Korea's #NoMarriage women

Several scientist-comedians from across the US believe that laughter can be a powerful ...

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Stand-up scientists use comedy to reach beyond the ivory tower

The Arnamagnaean Collection is named after scholar Arni Magnusson, a historian and ...

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Denmark and Iceland clash over priceless medieval manuscripts

While it has long been known anatomically modern humans originated in Africa, scientists ...

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Humanity's homeland found in ancient Botswana

Authorities say the discovery of the natural pearl is proof that objects have been traded ...

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World's oldest pearl found in Abu Dhabi

'This is the first discovery in Asasif by dedicated Egyptian hands, comprised of ...

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Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor

'Until now, the earliest known location on Naxos was the Cave of Zas, dated to 7,000 ...

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First Neanderthal activity found on Greek island – study

Human brains are the product of blind and unguided evolution

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Human intelligence: Have we reached the limit of knowledge?

As well as building the doomed Titanic, which sank in 1912, Harland and Wolff built its ...

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Titanic shipyard rescued from bankruptcy