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Self-driving cars and rock badgers

By Prospect   February 2013

In 1965, men in the north of England were 16 per cent more likely to die before reaching 75 than southerners. By 2008 it was 20 per cent. The Economist, 15th September

Heroin was originally a brand name for Bayer’s cough syrup. Fox News, 9th April

Self-driving cars may account for up to 75 per cent of vehicles on the road by the year 2040. Wired, 19th September

Sun Yat-sen, the first president of the Chinese republic, was educated at the same Hawaii high school as Barack Obama. Financial Times, 9th November

The editors of the Oxford English Dictionary named…

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