FACTS OF THE DAY

8th June 2018

US and Chinese scientists have found the world’s oldest animal footprints in China, dated at more than half a billion years old.

newatlas.com

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Sir Harold Wilson’s widow, Mary, has died at the age of 102. Lady Wilson of Rievaulx started her working life as a shorthand typist in a soap factory.

thetimes.co.uk

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To make its aircraft lighter and stronger, Emirates is planning to remove all the windows and replace them with optics that are ‘better than the real thing’.

abc.net.au

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The Foreign Office has warned British travellers to leave their Vicks vapour rub at home: it is illegal in Japan, Singapore and Greece and could get them arrested.

telegraph.co.uk

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A librarian in Hong Kong has been arrested for fraudulently reporting people’s library cards as lost so they have would have to return books she wanted to read.

scmp.com

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With a ‘somewhat mindboggling’ new technique, Stanford University researchers have transformed a millilitre of blood into 50,000 brain cells in just three weeks.

newatlas.com

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