/ 13 January 2022

‘Tearless’ onions, an entire ancient town uncovered, and vale Magawa the landmine-sniffing rat

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

After 3 decades of cross-breeding, scientists have finally developed the world’s first ‘tearless’ onions. Don’t put away the goggles just yet – they’re only available to buy in the UK for now. 

A well-preserved Roman town and hundreds of artefacts dating back to around 400 BC have been uncovered in England’s East Midlands during excavations for a new rail development. More than 100 archaeological sites have been discovered since the project began in 2018.

And vale Cambodia’s heroic landmine-sniffing rat named Magawa – he’s died at 8yo from natural causes. The rodent was awarded a tiny gold medal last year for identifying more than 100 explosives during his illustrious 5-year career.

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