FACTS OF THE DAY

28 July 2017

In the last five years, 2,529 (mainly food) products for sale in the UK have got smaller, many without a reduction in the price.

qz.com

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Medical experts have said the rule that you should always finish a course of antibiotics is wrong – you should stop when you feel better.

guardian.co.uk

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The world’s oldest smiley face has been found on a 3,700-year-old ceramic jug unearthed on the border between Syria and Turkey.

smithsonianmag.com

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South Africa has approved the export of a record number of lion skeletons this year – 16 times as many as it did ten years ago.

qz.com

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Chilean scientists have discovered the ingredients for a possible commercial sunscreen in the only two plants that grow in the Antarctic.

reuters.com

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A new species of shark that glows in the dark has been found in the Pacific.

thehindu.com