FACTS OF THE DAY

2 May 2017

Therese May went electioneering in a street in Aberdeenshire over the weekend, but no one was home – except for one woman who refused to open the door.

metro.co.uk

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Following the passing of the Investigatory Powers Act, the UK has dropped two places to 40th in the World Press Freedom Index.

theregister.co.uk

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IBM’s Watson supercomputer can read 200 million pages of healthcare data in three seconds and suggest appropriate treatment for patients.

ibm.com

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A Dutch designer has invented a chair equipped with voice recognition software that gives an electric shock to people who say ‘Yes, but’ to new ideas in meetings.

cyrielkortlevel.com

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A 69-year old man in New Zealand in danger of having a stroke improvised a defibrillator by electrocuting himself on a neighbour’s 8,000-volt electric fence.

metro.co.uk

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Historians have said they believe that the 9th-century Saxon king St Edmund may be buried in Bury St Edmunds under the municipal tennis courts.

telegraph.co.uk