FACTS OF THE DAY

15th December 2017

Artificial intelligence is taking away human free will.

qz.com

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New research has shown that anaesthetics work on plants.

zmescience.com

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US retailers routinely destroy and throw away unsold goods so that they cannot be donated for free.

theoutline.com

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Scientists from MIT have embedded enzymes found in fireflies into watercress to make it glow, in the first steps to create house-plants bright enough to read by.

newatlas.com

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It takes 2,700 litres of water, as much as one person drinks in two-and-a-half years, to make a single cotton shirt.

theoutline.com

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Bermuda, which made same-sex marriages legal seven months ago, is to make them illegal again.

telegraph.co.uk

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The average wine glass is seven times larger than it was in Georgian times.

telegraph.co.uk