FACTS OF THE DAY

November 22nd 2017

North Koreans have been banned from celebrating Mother’s Day on the grounds that it detracts from their mandatory adulation of Kim Jong-un.

telegraph.co.uk

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Human stem cells introduced into the spinal cords of paraplegic rats have enabled them to walk again.

newatlas.com

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In a global first, a robot named Xiaoyi (‘Little Doctor’) has passed the written stage of China’s national medical licensing exam.

zmescience.com

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Oumuamua (Hawaiian for ‘first’) the first known asteroid from outside the Solar System has been roaming interstellar space for hundreds of millions of years.

newatlas.com

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Reg Buttress, Britain’s oldest supermarket worker, has died just a few weeks after retiring aged 94.

telegraph.co.uk

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Only 5% of global consumer spending takes place online.

bbc.co.uk