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Time traveller says humans extinct by 2027

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A TikTok user says he has travelled six years into the future and found that all humans are extinct. He has posted a video from 2027, in which he walks through an empty street, before the recording cuts to an empty clothing store. Although there are no humans to be seen, there does appear to be electricity and internet available so that he can upload the video.

Most couples to use assisted reproduction by 2045

An expert claims that most couples may have to use assisted reproduction by 2045. Shanna Swan - a professor of environmental medicine and public health at Mount Sinai school of medicine in New York City - says sperm counts have already more than halved in the past 40 years. “I am directly speaking to this hidden problem people don't like to talk about,” she said.

Naked swimmer trapped in drain for weeks

Rescuers pulled a naked woman out of a storm drain after she had been missing for three weeks. She told investigators that she became trapped as she explored a tunnel she found while swimming in a canal. “The idea that somebody might be down there for any length of time is disturbing,” said one of the rescuers. “It’s dirty, dangerous, there’s snakes, rats, garbage, dirt and leaves.”

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