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Swedish study: Male sex workers twice as prevalent as female ones

More than twice as many young men in Sweden sell sex as do women, a study published Monday by the Swedish National Board for Youth Affairs said. According to the study, 2.1 percent of Swedish males aged 16 to 25 said they had prostituted themselves in 2012, compared to 0.8…

Nobel laureate: Stem cell research will still draw debate despite embryo workaround

Newly-crowned Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka on Monday cautioned that stem cells could still spur sharp debate, despite his achievement in creating cells that are not derived from embryos. The Japanese scientist was interviewed on a trip to Paris after co-winning the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine last month alongside Britain’s…

Dear ABC News: ‘Holly Petraeus Is Beyond Furious’ is not actually news

Is there anyone — General David Petraeus included — that didn’t think his wife, Holly, would be mad if and when she was apprised of the fact that he’d made his biographer his mistress? And yet, (in a piece bylined by much-praised Presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz), ABC News asserts…

Antivirus software developer accused of murder in Belize

Authorities in Belize are searching for John McAfee, developer of the McAfee antivirus program, in connection with the murder of an American expatriate living in the country Saturday night. According to Gizmodo, McAfee is “a prime suspect” in the shooting death of Gregory Faull, who was found “lying face up…

‘Raising Hope’s’ Martha Plimpton: ‘No disguising’ Republican misogyny after election

Actress and activist Martha Plimpton says that “binders full of women” voted in the 2012 election because there was “no disguising” the misogyny in the Republican Party after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown University student a “slut” for supporting birth control. “It was a very clear referendum…

Armstrong steps down from Livestrong board

Disgraced cycling star Lance Armstrong has stepped down from the board of the cancer-fighting Livestrong charity he founded 15 years ago in the wake of a huge doping scandal. Armstrong voluntarily resigned from the board on November 4, nearly three weeks after he stepped down as chairman, his replacement said…

‘MTV executive’ spoof explains lack of music videos

A new parody video provides a harsh answer to an age-old question: Why the lack of actual music videos on MTV? It’s viewers’ fault. “I’m gonna break it down for you and every other person born before 1995 — otherwise known as Not Our Fucking Demo Anymore — so we…

World anti-doping agency complains its budget is smaller than some pro athletes’ salaries

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Monday called for wider efforts to tackle the use of banned substances in sport, warning that lack of funding was hampering its fight against increasingly sophisticated cheating. “With $25-30 million (20-24 million euros of funding) a year, WADA’s budget is less than some European…

New York officials request $30 billion in federal aid for Sandy relief

Governor Cuomo reportedly presented staggering inventory of repair needs as all residents set to have power restored New York officials are set to ask for more than $30bn in federal disaster aid to help recover from superstorm Sandy as power firms prepare to hook up the last remaining homes still…

Callista Gingrich on Petraeus: Affairs are ‘painful’ for the family

The woman who married former House Speaker Newt Gingrich after cheating with him while he was married to his second wife says that former CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair is “sad” and “painful” for his family. “I think it’s personally very sad for he and his family,” Callista Gingrich…

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