FACTS OF THE DAY

January 29th 2018

Wheat has over five times as much DNA as humans.

economist.com

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Placebos work better if patients are told they’re expensive.

latimes.com

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89% of corals that come into contact with plastic become diseased.

theatlantic.com

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Official figures show the NHS is short of 36,000 nurses – 11% of the total needed.

telegraph.co.uk

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Over half of the 1,900 ultra-luxury flats built in London in 2017 have failed to sell. There are a further 14,000 unsold flats at five times the UK average price.

theguardian.com

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New geological research suggests there is enough gold under Ethiopia to make it one of the world’s top five gold producing nations.

qz.com