FACTS OF THE DAY

February 28th 2018

The Moon is to get its own mobile phone network next year. Vodafone, Nokia and Audi are developing the hardware, which will weigh less than a bag of sugar.

reuters.com

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A global shortage of raisins, currants and sultanas will send the price of hot cross buns soaring this Easter.

sky.com

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Scientists have discovered that African forest elephants and African savannah elephants are two separate species and have had no contact for 500,000 years.

reuters.com

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Last year’s Hurricane Harvey dumped more water out of the sky than any storm in US history: more than a million gallons fell for every person in Texas.

rollingstone.com

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Hurricanes, mudslides and wildfires displaced more than a million Americans from their homes last year.

rollingstone.com

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China spent $279 billion on scientific research and development last year.

reuters.com