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Majority of over-65s would like more sex, survey finds

Majority of over-65s would like more sex, survey finds

Health
Older people are often assumed to want amiable companionship in later life rather than passion-fuelled romance.But a survey of 2,002 older Britons suggests 52% of over-65s feel they do not have enough sex, and nearly a third are happy to have sex on a first date. It also found one in 10 over-75s have had multiple sexual partners since turning 65.The charity Independent Age said its survey showed age was "no barrier to having a sex life".'Sex is better when you're 80'The taboo of sex in care homes for older people'You should enjoy life' Dennis Allen, from Somerset, has not let age stand in the way of his and his wife's sex life. The 84-year-old married Pauline, 85, his fourth wife, in 2004. He said the pair were on average sexually active twice a week."If you're up for it, you should enjoy ...
European Union grows at fastest pace for 10 years

European Union grows at fastest pace for 10 years

Business
The European Union economy grew at its fastest pace in a decade last year, figures from the EU statistics office Eurostat have confirmed.The 28-strong EU expanded by 2.5% in 2017, its strongest performance since 2007, when it grew by 2.7%.In the final three months both the EU and the 19-nation eurozone grew by 0.6% compared with the previous quarter.That was mirrored by growth in the EU's biggest economy, Germany, which grew by 0.6% in the final quarter of 2017.France also expanded by 0.6%, while Spanish growth was a notch stronger at 0.7%.Overall in 2017, the eurozone grew by 2.5%, Eurostat said, the fastest growth rate since a 3% rise in 2007.These latest figures confirm the flash estimates published by Eurostat at the end of January, which were based on more limited data. Investec eco...
Dog-like robot opens door in mesmerizing viral video

Dog-like robot opens door in mesmerizing viral video

Technology
“Good boy, Buddy,” is typical praise for a pet, but in this case, Buddy is a well-mannered, four-legged robot that both opens a door and holds it open for another robot. The video titled, “Hey Buddy, Can You Give me a Hand?” by robotics company Boston Dynamics has gotten over 1 million views on YouTube. It features their latest work -- a dog-like robot that opens a door in a mesmerizing maneuver. The video shows one yellow robot walking up to and surveying a door before an identical robot with an arm extending from its back steps into frame. The arm has a claw that functions as a hand and opens the door. The robot continues to prop the door open for itself and the other robot to walk through before letting it close behind them. Boston Dynamics' calls this robot the SpotMini, which is
Amazon fish challenges mutation idea

Amazon fish challenges mutation idea

Science
Evolutionary theory suggests that species favouring asexual reproduction will rapidly become extinct, as their genomes accumulate deadly mutations over time.But a study on an Amazon fish has cast doubt on the rapidity of this decline. Despite thousands of years of asexual reproduction, the genomes of the Amazon molly fish are remarkably stable and the species has survived. Details of the work have been published in Nature Ecology and Evolution.There are two fundamental ways in which new generations of life come to being - sexual and asexual reproduction.Sexual reproduction relies on special reproductive male and female sex cells, the eggs and sperm, joining together during the process of fertilisation.Each sex cell contains half the number of chromosomes of normal parent cells, then follow...
'I could destroy him in seconds' Katie Price shock rant on Alex Reid unearthed

'I could destroy him in seconds' Katie Price shock rant on Alex Reid unearthed

Entertainment
INSTAGRAMTV REGULAR: Audio claiming to be of Katie has appeared online In a newly-unearthed audio clip, a women who The Sun claim is Katie, can be heard telling a reporter how she will 'screw Alex up' unless he shuts up.The female can also be heard saying: "He doesn't like the fact I said I could destroy him in seconds and I literally could... if you know what I mean."I think Alex Reid better shut up. Don’t you?"The woman continued to the publication: "He must be obsessed with me. I feel sorry for his girlfriend.Katie Price in pictures British television personality and glamour model, Katie Price in pictures. INSTAGRAMEX: Alex Reid was Katie's second husband “He doesn't like the fact I said I could destroy him in seconds and I literally could” New Audio"He must be