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Tuesday 21, January 2020
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World’s oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

Rennes: The world''s oldest captive white rhino, South African-born Sana, has died at the age of 55, the French zoo that she called home for the last 26 years said Thursday.

Rennes: The world's oldest captive white rhino, South African-born Sana, has died at the age of 55, the French zoo that she called home for the last 26 years said Thursday. Born in 1964 in the Umfolozi National Park in South Africa’s eastern KwaZulu-Natal province, the southern white rhino was transported to Europe seven years later as a zoo attraction. Sana lived in several parks in Germany before arriving in 1993 at Planete Sauvage, a zoo in western France near the city of Nantes that had opened the previous year. AFP

New ‘smart toilets’ may help test urine: Study

new york: Researchers have built a “smart toilet” to collect urine samples from subjects which can be used to evaluate their metabolic state — an advance that may lead to improved personalised medicine. The study, published in the journal Nature Digital Medicine, noted that the urine samples contained a health fingerprint following the ebbs and flows of daily life. PTI

Greta hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

hampton: Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe, sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her to Madrid in time for another climate conference. Greta tweeted as she took to the sea on the 48-foot catamaran of an Australian family that answered her urgent appeal for a low-carbon way back home after the UN climate meet she had planned to attend in Chile was moved due to political unrest there. AP

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