FACTS OF THE DAY

January 5th 2018

By Thursday each week, the average FTSE CEO has earned as much as the average worker earns in a year.

reuters.com

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British and American scientists have devised a method of finding the best sperm for in vitro fertilisation by making them complete a tiny obstacle course.

newatlas.com

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There is no evidence that almost half the medical procedures performed by US doctors actually work.

vox.com

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Ten overweight hedgehogs found on the streets of Israel have been taken to a hospital zoo in Tel Aviv and put on a strict diet-and-exercise regime.

reuters.com

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The president of Turkmenistan has banned black cars and ordered citizens to repaint them at their own expense because he ‘prefers white’.

qz.com

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Australian scientists have developed a ‘speed-breeding’ technique using LED light that can grow crops six times faster than normal.

zmescience.com