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Russian naval ships were in the vicinity of Nord Stream 2 shortly before the gas pipelines were blown up in September. The discovery, made by a former British naval intelligence officer, offers “one possible lead” about who sabotaged the pipelines, says the BBC. Loneliness is as unhealthy as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according to America’s surgeon general, Vivek Murthy. He wants social isolation – which is linked to greater risk of heart disease, dementia and premature death – to be treated as a public health threat on a par with obesity. Uber has released its latest list of the weirdest items left behind in its cars. The 2023 Lost and Found Index includes a slab of bluefin tuna, six cheesecakes, 16 oz of fake blood, and a Danny DeVito Christmas ornament. See the full list here.