FACTS OF THE DAY

7th June 2018

This year, for the first time since the contest started, Miss America contestants will no longer parade in swimsuits.

nytimes.com

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is to face German MPs in the first ever ‘Prime Minister’s Questions’ held in the Bundestag.

irishtimes.com

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British scientists have mapped the genomes of 3,000 dangerous bacteria, including one from Sir Alexander Fleming’s nose.

reuters.com

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Australian scientists have developed a nutritious broccoli powder that can be sprinkled on coffee or hidden in children’s meals.

newatlas.com

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The US Army has developed a mechanical ‘third arm’ for soldiers that takes the weight off their guns so they don’t get so tired when firing them.

newatlas.com

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Four new ‘all-weather’ £150 million F-35 warplanes bought by the RAF from the US have been unable to fly to Britain because of bad weather over the Atlantic.

thetimes.co.uk