WHAT WE LEARNED THIS MONTH
LIFE EXPECTANCY SET TO EXCEED 90 FOR FIRST TIME
A study by researchers in London has found women in South Korea will live to an average of 90 by 2030.
FISH CAN ‘SING LIKE BIRDS’
Step aside Lady Gaga – fish have been recorded ‘singing’ by researchers in Western Australia. The aquatic symphonies occur at dawn and dusk, much like the choruses sung by birds.
BUTTERCUPS’ GLOW IS CAUSED BY THEIR PETAL STRUCTURE
Ever held a buttercup under your chin to see if you like butter? The signature glowing effect is caused by an incredibly thin outer layer acting like an optical film and reflecting light, Dutch researchers have found.
FIVE A DAY MAY NOT BE ENOUGH
A team at Imperial College London estimates that nearly eight million early deaths could be prevented worldwide if we all ate 10 portions of fruit and veg a day. Pass the carrot sticks.