Britian’s Olympic diving bronze medallist Tom Daley found himself celebrating a rather different achievement. The 18-year-old Plymouth College student is celebrating again after getting his A-level results. Daley scored top marks getting an A in Spanish. He’s already got an A+ in photography and an A in AS-level maths. He scored nearly 100 per cent in his Spanish speaking exam. Daley says he’s really pleased with the results — but he’s not done yet with a few more exams left in maths. The swimming superstar posted his results online.
Scientists find Antarctica was once tropical jungle
Scientists have discovered that the shores of Antarctica were once covered in palm trees and the temperatures were over 20°C. A study has shown that this almost tropical Antarctica existed during the Eocene epoch, which was around 50 million years ago. The researchers made their discovery after drilling one kilometre down into the ocean floor to collect fossilised pollen.
Although this was millions of years ago, environmentalists have warned that if global warming continues, Antarctica could well become tropical again one day.
Largest ever Burmese python caught
A huge Burmese python has been captured in the US state of Florida. The snake was found in the Everglades National Park and is more than five metres long, weighing 74 kg. It’s the biggest ever python found in Florida and is one of the deadliest type of snakes. Researchers got a shock when they studied it as they found it was pregnant with a record number of 87 eggs. Burmese pythons hunt animals as big as deer and alligators and have been blamed for a decline in the number of mammals in Florida. Scientists plan to put the snake on show in an exhibition in the University of Florida. — Agencies