16 Янв, 2022

Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun

Biologists have presented evidence of the beginning of a new mass extinction caused by human activity. The authors of the work do not agree with the statement that a new extinction is the natural order of things.

At present, man is the only significant force capable of exerting a significant impact on the Earth’s biosphere.

As experts conclude, in the face of a growing crisis, scientists must apply preventive archeology methods, collect and document as many species as possible before they disappear.

 

<<< News Feed January 16, 2022 >>>

 

Block CEO Jack Dorsey sent a newsletter to Bitcoin developers announcing the creation of the Bitcoin Legal Defense Fund Board. The foundation’s board also includes Chaincode Labs co-founder Alex Morkos and scientist Martin White.

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Muscovite decided to sue the Tretyakov Gallery because of the «vile exposure» of contemporary art. Oleg Syrov brought his 17-year-old daughter to the museum to watch The History of Russian Design, but ended up watching a film about the life of the 19th-century French artist Rosa Bonheur, a feminist and supporter of same-sex love.

The man is sure that the coincidences are not accidental and the screening of a film that is not related to Russian design, if negligence, then at the state level.

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In the United States will release a personalized «smart» weapon — a pistol from the company LodeStar Works. The pistol grip is equipped with a palm scanner so that no one but the owner can immediately use it. True, the developers also promise “guest access” using a pin code in the application.

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Tokayev said that foreign terrorists participated in the protests in Kazakhstan, but their corpses were stolen from morgues by other terrorists. Now the terrorists are hard to spot because they have started to shave, Tokaev says.

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Hamas announced the capture of an Israeli saboteur dolphin capable of killing Palestinians. The underwater assassin was armed with a harpoon that was attached to its muzzle. According to the participants in the Palestinian movement, such a fighter can arrange a destroy in the ranks of the naval units of Hamas.

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Inspectors of the Department for the Protection, Control and Regulation of Wildlife in the Sverdlovsk Region were issued service weapons — Kalashnikov-TR3 carbines. This was reported in the department of information policy of the region on Saturday.

Now, if the huntsman considers that his life or those accompanying him are in danger, he has the right to shoot. Officials consider such a measure justified, tk. there have been several attacks on inspectors in the region over the past three years.

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Subaru has unveiled the STI E-RA electric hypercar in Tokyo. It should be noted right away that this is not a production model, which absolutely everyone will have access to, but an exclusively racing car for the track — the hypercar will not drive on public roads.

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EU launches cyberattack drills that involve mock attack on fictitious Finnish energy company — Bloomberg

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On the streets of the cities of Kazakhstan, they began to remove signs from residential buildings and buildings of organizations that mention the name of the former president of the country, Nursultan Nazarbayev, and remove mention of him from them.

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Most Russian restaurants are not yet ready to pay for biodegradable tableware and packaging, Igor Bukharov, head of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers, told RIA Novosti.

Even those who did, he said, switched back to plastic because of the crisis. At the same time, ready-made food delivery companies are trying to support the trend with biodegradable tableware.

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In Ukraine, it was forbidden to publish print media only in Russian. Now they must be published in the state language. The corresponding norm of the law on language came into force on 16 January. The law itself was adopted back in 2019, but the entry into force of some of its articles was postponed

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Supporters of the radical Taliban movement (banned in Russia) used tear gas against participants in a protest organized in the capital Kabul, the Afghan news agency Aamaj News reported.

According to him, «a group of Afghan women took to the streets of Kabul to protest against the restrictions imposed by the Taliban.» The demonstrators demanded that their legal rights be secured.

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The American company Microsoft confirmed the fact of a cyber attack on state and non-profit Ukrainian organizations.

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The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine said that it has evidence of Russia’s involvement in hacker attacks on state and non-profit Ukrainian organizations.

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In 2021, just over 100 million copies of music albums were sold in the US. Of these, 26.2 were sold digitally, 40.6 on CD and 41.7 on vinyl. For the first time in a very, very long time, vinyl topped the album sales chart!

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The Russian company «Rusal» has a good potential for establishing partnership relations with China and looks forward to further cooperation. This was recently stated in an exclusive interview with Xinhua by Roman Andryushin, Deputy General Director of the company for sales in Russia, the CIS countries and China. According to him, China is an important sales region for Rusal.

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The United States, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, Japan, Denmark and the Netherlands announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics.

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Startup Airseed is planting trees using drones. This is ten times faster and 80% cheaper than traditional landings. Ecologists of this company plan to plant 100 million trees by 2024

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Iranian religious and political leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been blocked on Twitter for an animated video in which an Iranian drone destroys Donald Trump. It is noteworthy that earlier Twitter banned Trump himself.

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