FACTS OF THE DAY

February 7th 2018

The University of Miami has appointed America’s first Professor of Atheism.

theatlantic.com

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Female crayfish have developed the ability to clone themselves and reproduce without male intervention.

theatlantic.com

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Rolls Royce is developing an intelligent jet engine that learns from experience, can communicate with other engines, and will one day be able to repair itself.

newatlas.com

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Armed police rushed to an Aberdeenshire farm to intercept a tiger in a cowshed. After it failed to move for 45 minutes, they discovered it was a cuddly toy.

telegraph.co.uk

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Gloucester police are having problems with a blue tit called Steve who tours the town sitting in front of CCTV cameras and blocking the view.

telegraph.co.uk

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The EU has said that Serbia and Montenegro could ‘potentially be ready’ to join the bloc by 2025.

rferl.org