FACTS OF THE DAY

23 October 2017

A major medical study in New York says consciousness continues after the heart stops and blood supply to the brain is cut off: dead people know they are dead.

independent.co.uk

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Hedge fund managers who are narcissists produce only mediocre results; the least successful hedge fund managers are psychopaths.

bloomberg.com

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Archaeologists have discovered a set of 9.7-million-year-old fossilised ape teeth in Germany, which may lead to a complete revision of the origins of humanity.

independent.co.uk

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Google DeepMind’s new, entirely self-taught, Go-playing robot, AlphaGo Zero, produces moves that are ‘alien’ and ‘from an alternative dimension’.

theatlantic.com

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In the early 1820s, there were more pigs per person on the streets of Manhattan than there are cars per person today.

qz.com

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A Lucky Air flight was grounded at Anqing airport in China and a 76-year-old woman passenger arrested after she threw coins into the plane’s engine for luck.

independent.co.uk