FACTS OF THE DAY

February 5th 2018

The words of the Canadian National Anthem have been revised to make them gender-neutral.

npr.org

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493,296 UK businesses reported significant financial difficulties in the last quarter of 2017.

forbesburton.com

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Neuroscientists have discovered that the brain circuits we use to learn language predate humans and are the same as rats use to navigate a maze.

medicalxpress.com

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Researchers at the University of Bern have discovered that rats trade goods and services and are surprisingly fair.

zmescience.com

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Russia’s agricultural ministry has said the upcoming World Cup may be ruined by the grass in its football stadiums being eaten by swarms of locusts.

reuters.com

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There is a species of bacteria that eats toxic metals and excretes them as tiny nuggets of gold.

newatlas.com