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10 things we didn't know last week

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

Find out more (National Geographic)

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

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3. Surgery waiting times in Wales are up 400%

Find out more (The Guardian)

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

Find out more (Daily Mail)

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

Find out more (Science Daily)

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

Find out more (The Guardian)

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

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

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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

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

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

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