FACTS OF THE DAY

8th December 2017

Pigeons have been found to understand abstract concepts like space and time.

qz.com

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Google DeepMind’s AlphaZero has mastered all human chess knowledge in four hours and come up with completely new moves and strategies.

telegraph.co.uk

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Irish researchers have shown that a non-toxic, biodegradable protein newly discovered in plants can be squeezed to generate electricity.

zmescience.com

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Vast hydrogen clouds millions of times the mass of the Sun and tens of thousands of light-years across hurtle past the Milky Way at speeds of over 200,000 mph.

zmescience.com

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The mystery buyer of the world’s most expensive painting, sold at auction in New York last month for $450 million, has been revealed to be a Saudi prince.

nytimes.com

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A new dinosaur has been discovered that seems to be a blend of swan, penguin, crocodile and Velociraptor.

newatlas.com