6 Mar, 2021

The origin of early life on Earth

German biologists have shown experimentally that transport RNA molecules could become a central element in the evolution of early life forms. Under certain conditions, they are able to assemble into functional units that reproduce genetic information exponentially. The results of the study are published in the journal eLIfe

Scientists from the University of Florida told how to dream correctly

Scientists are sure that many people in the modern world do not know how to immerse themselves in their own thoughts for pleasure, that is, to dream. Experts came to this conclusion after an experiment in which the participants were asked to think meaningfully about something pleasant.

According to the researchers, the results of the experiment, published in the journal Emotion, were very sad. Because pleasant thoughts are important. They improve overall well-being and mood, as well as increase pain tolerance, boredom and loneliness.

Scientists have told how to master the ability to think for fun.

Find topics that you would like to dream about. It could be future achievements and even ponies with unicorns. The main thing is that the thoughts about it bring pleasure. Don’t confuse planning and goal setting with dreams. Pick a time when you can indulge in your dreams. For example, during a morning shower or a break from work. Daydreaming at work can be a great stress reliever.

All-Russian festival of patriotic rap

The Federal Treasury has gathered to hold the All-Russian Festival of Patriotic Rap, which will “strengthen spiritual and moral values.” Employees of financial and economic departments, law enforcement agencies and students must participate in the competition. As the curator of the competition, Anastasia Mekhedova, told the publication “Rise”, the department has been in debts for patriotic events since last year, so employees will have to rap on the theme of the Great Patriotic War.

“The jury will include the management of the central office of the Federal Treasury and invited artists, possibly rap singers. The exact composition has not yet been approved. That year we had a patriotic song contest, but because of the pandemic, they could not hold it to the end, and so we decided to do a patriotic rap this year. “

In order to recruit personnel to participate in the festival, instructions have already been sent to the regional customs to “conduct explanatory work among the personnel.”

Australian authorities have extended the travel ban for three months.

“The global COVID-19 situation still poses unacceptable public health risks, including the emergence of more easily transmitted strains,” said Health Minister Greg Hunt.

A Turkish court refused to accept the US intelligence report on the Khashagji case.

An Istanbul court is trying two close former aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a case that has garnered additional attention after the release of a declassified US report was delayed last week.

Foreigners talk about deportation from Russia due to participation in protests

Foreign citizens from Kyrgyzstan and Moldova told Meduza about their expulsion from Russia after taking part in the January 23 rally. And the citizens of Belarus – about the forced departure from the country after taking part in pickets in support of the protesting compatriots.

They are deprived of their residence permits, banned from entering the country for 40 years and forced to leave the country. Some of them have been living in Russia for about 10 years, they have family, children, work and business here.

The Komi Supreme Court ruled illegal the punishment of a teacher for a caricature of an official

In the Komi Republic, the court found it illegal to punish a school teacher for a caricature of an official. To create the picture, the teacher was inspired by the news about the reduction of hours for learning the Komi language.

In Germany, two people were convicted of violating sanctions against Russia

In Germany, two people were sentenced to real terms of imprisonment for violating sanctions against Russia. They violated the arms embargo imposed on Russia after the annexation of Crimea in 2014. Entrepreneurs sold dual-purpose machines: a civilian company was an intermediate purchaser, but in the end the machines were supplied to a certain Russian defense enterprise.

US and UK discuss new anti-Russian sanctions

According to Bloomberg, the US and UK are discussing new sanctions against Russia over the use of chemical weapons. Including sanctions can be introduced against Russian oligarchs and the Russian state debt

The blockchain company bought and burned the Banksy painting to turn it into an NFT token.

Injective Protocol paid a New York gallery $ 95,000 for Morons (White). After that, the company burned the canvas live, turning the work into a virtual asset – a non-fungible token.

The work was a black and white stencil, which depicts the participants in the auction and a painting with the inscription “I canʼt believe you morons actually buy this shit.”

After the incineration campaign, the “digital image of the art object” is planned to be put up for auction. The proceeds from the sale will go to charity.

The journalist’s response after Narusova’s indignation about the homeless picketers

After Narusova’s indignation about the “homeless” picketers, the journalist went to the Federation Council in an evening dress with a poster “Narusova. Is it OK ”? The editor of the ROMB edition Sofiko Arifdzhanova told Dozhd that the police officers on duty at the building did not even realize that it was a single picket.

“There were almost no passers-by. There were several police officers, but they did not understand what was happening at all. They looked at the poster, asked each other: “Who is Narusova?” It was not like a picket: the girl is almost in a wedding dress, she is being photographed by a pregnant girl. They looked and did nothing. ”

Chinese authorities are preparing a reform of the electoral system in Hong Kong.

The Beijing government says Hong Kong should be ruled by patriots and that anti-Chinese forces should not seize power on the island. It assumes that the Hong Kong electoral college will now elect not only the head of Hong Kong, but also a part of the local parliament, in addition, the method of forming the college will be changed.

WHO refuses to publish report on the results of the trip to Wuhan

WHO refused to publish a preliminary report on the results of the trip to Wuhan, writes The Wall Street Journal. 26 experts sent an open letter saying that the scientific findings in the report cannot be considered sufficient, since during the trip the mission did not have sufficient access to adequately investigate the origins of the virus, and full research was “almost impossible”.

Nikolay Patrushev Jake Sullivan had a telephone conversation

Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and US National Security Assistant Jake Sullivan held a telephone conversation. As reported on the website of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, the parties discussed issues of security and strategic stability

Chinese authorities announced details of raising the retirement age

The retirement age in China will rise gradually, as part of the country’s 14th Five-Year Social and Economic Development Plan from 2021 to 2025. This was stated by Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang.

In China, a pension is granted to men over the age of 60 and women over the age of 55. The retirement age was established when the average life expectancy was 68 years, but now this figure has exceeded 77 years.

The cost of electricity in Ukraine in April has been announced

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmyhal said that the price of electricity for the population will remain at the level of 1.68 hryvnia / kWh. He stated this at a press conference “Year of Government Work” on Thursday, March 4, according to the agency “Ukrainian News”

The Crimean government is seizing land, referring to the laws of Ukraine.

As a RIA “New Day” correspondent reports, as a rule, the plots in question in the Ukrainian period were registered as shares or were in unlimited use. After Crimea became part of Russia, users of such territories were given the opportunity to acquire land ownership by a simple statement. They privatized their plots, and many of them immediately resold them. Today’s land owners have acquired it in accordance with Russian laws as property registered in accordance with Russian laws. And now the Ministry of Property of the Republic declares that all these transactions are invalid and at the same time refers to the legislation of Ukraine.

Rosatom allowed to open a radioactive waste storage facility in the Middle Urals

Rosatom authorized the commissioning of a radioactive waste storage facility, which was equipped near Novouralsk, located in the Sverdlovsk region. It is reported by energybase.ru. It is planned that waste of hazard classes 3 and 4 will be stored near the Ural city.

The state corporation issued a permit to the national operator after the conclusion of Rostekhnadzor. The supervisory authority was convinced that the facility for storing radioactive waste was built according to the project and is intended specifically for the “near-surface point of the final isolation of radioactive waste for the reconstruction project”

Ukraine plans to enter the country’s self-sufficiency in gas

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal said that Kiev plans to increase the production of natural gas in the country in order to reach full self-sufficiency in this resource in 2025. Shmygal stressed that the strategy of energy independence is “precisely in this.”

We expect that in 2024-2025, thanks to the discovery of new fields, it will be possible to fully meet the domestic demand of Ukraine – both the population and industrial consumers of gas – with its own production, – he said on Thursday at a press conference, which was broadcast on the government’s YouTube channel. …

Seychelles will open borders for tourists

Seychelles in the Indian Ocean has become another popular beach resort opening borders to foreign citizens soon. This was reported by the local edition of Seychelles News Angecy with reference to the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism Sylvester Radegonde.

So, according to the speaker, from March 25, the state will begin to allow tourists from all over the world to its territory, with the exception of South Africa. He noted that in order to enter the country, travelers will need a negative coronavirus test, performed by PCR method 72 hours before arrival.

Hybrid robot with dead locust ear for control

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have linked a locust’s real ear to a robot, according to Eurekalert. The ear of the dead locust was connected to a robot that receives electrical signals from the ear and responds accordingly.

Foreign Ministry promised to publish a response stop list on US sanctions

Russia will soon publish a response stop list of American citizens in response to the latest US sanctions against Moscow. This was stated by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on the air of the Vremya Pokazhet program on Channel One.

Two new strategic nuclear submarines of project 955A will be laid in Russia

In May of this year, Project 955A (Borey-A) strategic nuclear submarine missile cruisers will be laid down at the Sevmash shipbuilding complex – they will be called Dmitry Donskoy and Prince Potemkin. This was reported by the TASS agency, referring to its own source in the country’s defense-industrial complex.

Norway joins EU sanctions on Navalny

Representatives of the press service of the country’s Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti journalists about this. According to diplomats, Oslo will take identical measures in solidarity with the EU’s position.

Recall that the European Union on Tuesday, March 2, introduced sanctions for the first time under the new global regime. The restrictions affected the officials of the Russian Federation, who are considered responsible for the violation of human rights. The list also includes 14 organizations that are suspected of creating biological and chemical weapons. The United States has also imposed sanctions, which include visa and export restrictions.

Launched the first 5G user network in Russia

MTS said that its subscribers in Moscow using 5G-compatible smartphones can connect to the 5G internet. The pilot is held in 14 popular places, while it will be possible to participate in the project at the invitation of the company.

  • Lubyanka and Central Children’s Store
  • Nikolskaya street and Nikolsky passage
  • Bolshaya Dmitrovka, Teatralny proezd, Kuznetsky most, Central Department Store and Petrovsky passage
  • Zaryadye, Moskvoretskaya embankment, Bolshoi Moskvoretsky bridge and Raushskaya embankment
  • Tverskoy Boulevard and Novopushkinsky Square
  • Gorky Park, “Muzeon”, Crimean Bridge, Frunzenskaya and Prechistenskaya embankments
  • Near the “Moscow City” Presnenskaya and Krasnopresnenskaya embankments, Kutuzovsky and Shevchenko near the “Bagration” bridge
  • Lookout on Sparrow Hills, University Square near Moscow State University, Skypark attractions
  • Khodynsky Boulevard and Khodynskoe Pole park
  • “Dream Island”
  • main alley and skating rink of VDNKh
  • Skolkovo near Malevich Street

Pope Francis arrives on apostolic visit to Iraq

At the international airport in Baghdad, Francis is greeted by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazimi. This is the pontiff’s first foreign trip since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Francis is the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to arrive in the land where the cradle of the ancient civilization of the Tigris-Euphrates Rivers was located. During the three-day visit, the Pope intends to visit Baghdad, Erbil, Mosul, Ur and Bahdida (Karakosh).

“Courage” – a film about the Belarusian protests at the Berlin Festival

At the Berlin Film Festival, director Alexei Poluyan’s debut documentary “Courage”, dedicated to the Belarusian protests in 2020, was shown. Poluyan not only shows the events of last summer, but also addresses the theme of the 1990s, and also tells the stories of three artists working in the underground Belarusian Free Theater.

Belarusian Human Rights Center says a criminal case has been opened against him

The Belarusian human rights center “Viasna”, which published information about the detainees at the protests, said that a criminal case was opened against him for gross violation of public order