Saturday, 9 September 2017

Writing - 10 snippets of news

It's good to consider slightly lighter news items on occasions. It keeps one sane don't you know dear old thing!


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1. The fossil of a marine reptile "re-discovered" in a museum is the largest of its kind on record

What else would we discover if we re-researched the myriad of items our museums hold.

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2. South Africa's original language has only three remaining speakers

Let's hope they are speaking to each other. 


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3. Surgery waiting times in Wales are up 400%

Well there's a thing isn't it!


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4. Information from the Cassini spacecraft hints that Saturn's spectacular rings may be relatively young

Well well!


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5. Smell may play a key role when birds are navigating long distances over the oceans

Wow!


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6. A new "hotel" experience is being planned for overnight trains to Scotland

They will still rattle and roll.


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7. A fictional country used as part of military exercises in Belarus now has a foreign ministry, flag, history and Wikipedia page

There will be a revolution next!


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8. Elephant grass could significantly reduce the construction industry's impact on the environment

Mud huts with grass roofs next


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9. The US has approved the first treatment to redesign a patient's own immune system so that it attacks cancer

But will we then all die from influenza?


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10. Researchers have discovered 381 new species of plants and animals during a two-year study in the Amazon

Not long before the day of the triffids


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God Bless