FACTS OF THE DAY

26 October 2017

Scientists have concluded the universe shouldn’t exist – theoretically, matter and antimatter should cancel each other out.

zmescience.com

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Due to extreme weather conditions, the world will produce less wine this year than it has for any of the past 50 years.

bbc.co.uk

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Alaska produces the most toxins of any US state – 834 million pounds a year – 90% of it from a single lead and zinc mine.

priceonomics.com

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Shrews’ skulls shrink in the winter and never regain their previous size.

reuters.com

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China has announced the composition of its ruling Politburo Standing Committee – for the first time, it contains no one born before the 1949 revolution.

reuters.com

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Saudi Arabia is to spend $500 billion building a giant ultra-high tech new desert city called Neom, linking Asia to Africa with a huge bridge across the Red Sea.

newatlas.com