30 Oct, 2019

News digest for 10/29/2019

Dmitry Medvedev signed instructions on measures to accelerate economic growth

“A package of additional solutions to stimulate economic growth has been finalized. It is obvious that the pace is not high enough, ” the Prime Minister said today at a meeting with Deputy Prime Ministers.

According to him, the measures are aimed at improving the business climate, increasing competitiveness, efficiency of work with internal financial reserves, as well as reforming control and Supervisory activities.

Patriot of Russia-received us citizenship

Yevgeny Malkin-Russian hockey player, striker “Pittsburgh penguins”, as a member of the “Putin Team”, before the Russian Presidential election in 2018, actively promoted Vladimir Putin for the 5th term, turned out to be a citizen of the United States. Here’s what American Malkin said in an interview printed on Sports.ru three weeks ago:

“I believe that Putin correctly conducts foreign policy. Yes, there is an armament, but it is correct. We must protect our home. We must defend ourselves if there is any threat. I never liked it when they say that ” we should be friends with the West, be friends with America, in General with everyone.” There are no friends!”.

In the Kremlin on the closure of small businesses

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the data of the Ministry of economic development that for the year because of tax increases closed 668 000 small and medium-sized enterprises, contradict the data of other departments, which are available to the Kremlin. This is reported by “Interfax”.

He said that the Corporation of small and medium-sized businesses and the Federal tax service have other information according to which the situation in small and medium-sized businesses is better. He noted that there are indeed problems in this area, but despite them, we can state the growth of small and medium-sized businesses.

The Ministry of economic development proposed to change the approach to poverty accounting

The Ministry of economic development has prepared changes to the rules of poverty statistics in Russia, according to a draft government resolution prepared by the Department, RBC reports. The Ministry proposes Rosstat to verify data on the level of poverty with information on taxes and insurance premiums from 2020. Separately, it is proposed to study poverty among pensioners and families with children.

The innovations are necessary to improve the quality of poverty statistics in Russia, as well as to strengthen the targeting of social assistance from the state, the Ministry reports. For the implementation of the plans will require 1.3 billion.

Russians agreed to abandon foreign Internet services

77 percent of respondents agreed that the state should be able to set rules for domestic Internet companies, and Russian Internet companies operating in Russia and making money from the use of Russians ‘ data should be managed by Russian citizens.

The Russian Cabinet of Ministers supported the launch of the Internet broadcast of 20 TV channels

The head of the Duma Committee on information policy Leonid Levin said that the government gave a positive response to the bill, which involves the organization of Internet broadcasting of the first and second multiplex TV channels.

The government of the Irkutsk region demands to block

Babr is one of the most influential online political publications in the region. Officials believe that the editorial Board disrespectfully speaks about public authorities, which can “destabilize the situation in the region”, and filed a complaint against the Prosecutor of the region Voronin-this was announced by the Governor’s office and the government, publishing a press release.

“In a number of articles of the Internet edition political hatred and hostility both to the operating Federal power, and authorities of the Irkutsk region is distinctly traced; attribution of hostile actions of the operating power concerning the population of the Irkutsk region ( … ) proceeding From the analysis of the placed materials, activity of the site http://babr24.com falls under the signs of extremist,” the government’s press service quoted its complaint as saying.

The authorities ask the Prosecutor’s office to remove the editorial materials from the network and ” restrict access to information resources of the site.” The editorial Board has so far responded to the message with only one sentence in its telegram channel: “Sergei Levchenko has run out of arguments»

In the state Duma allowed the reduction of single-industry towns by half

Almost half of single-industry towns in Russia may be left without financial assistance. As part of the new program of their development, the number of such settlements want to reduce from 321 to 170, told “Izvestia” in the state Duma. The Ministry of economic development confirmed its intention to revise the list in 2020. This” Izvestia ” said the Executive Secretary of the expert Council on sustainable development of single-industry towns under the state Duma Committee on economic policy Pavel Sklyanchuk.

GMOs in the world

In Russia, several varieties of plants obtained using genetic engineering have been tested and approved by Rospotrebnadzor, in particular the products of the companies “Monsanto Company” and “Bayer CropScience AG”. According to Rospotrebnadzor 2008, the share of GM products in the Russian market is less than one percent.

In Sweden, Russia was called the” historical enemy ” of Europe

EU countries should stick together and resist such a “historical enemy” as Russia, writes the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. According to the newspaper, Russia has become stronger. In many ways, this contributed to the “victory of Vladimir Putin in Syria.”

“The backbone of NATO-the US-has just “defected” from Syria, sacrificing its Kurdish allies to Turkey. And in this drama, the main winner was Russia-a historical enemy, ” the article says.

More than half of Russians consider the United States a source of military threat to Russia

“The key potential source of military threat to Russia, according to the survey, remains the United States, although the share of those who hold this opinion has significantly decreased in comparison with the January measurement (53%, in January 2019 — 65%). The TOP 3 countries that may pose a threat, according to Russians, also include Ukraine (26%, 19 PP less than at the beginning of the year) and China (7%, 4 PP. less in comparison with January), ” – said in a statement VTSIOM.

US to take control of oil fields in Syria

Esper added that oil areas in northeastern Syria provide sources of income to terrorist groups. He also noted that “in General” the us soldiers do not intend to allow Russia and the Syrian military to the oil fields.

In Novosibirsk, no one wants to build a metro station “Sportivnaya»

The competition on the public procurement website was announced two weeks ago: for 376 million rubles until December 20, it is necessary to develop working documentation, prepare the construction site (perform excavation and installation of reinforced concrete structures), provide external power supply and external Sewerage and water supply networks, storm sewer and heat networks. The contractor must pay for the works after their acceptance.

Two potential contractors were interested in the auction; they sent requests for clarification of the tender provisions, but by 28 October no bids had been received.

Trump called Zelensky “the new President of Russia»

Us President Donald trump has called Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky “the new President of Russia.” The reservation drew the attention of American journalist Daniel Dale on Twitter, the words of the American leader are also quoted on the website of the White house.

Zhirinovsky called the source of threats to all mankind

The head of the LDPR faction in the state Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky called fanatical people a source of danger for all mankind. The politician wrote about this in his telegram channel.

The Prosecutor’s office of Bulgaria accused the Russian diplomat of spying

Bulgarian prosecutors have opened a criminal case against a Russian diplomat on charges of espionage. This is stated in a statement published on the official website of the Prosecutor’s office. However, as noted by the Supervisory authority, the case is suspended, as the person has diplomatic immunity.

“Naftogaz” began to prepare a new lawsuit against Gazprom»

Naftogaz has started preparing a new lawsuit against Gazprom. On Monday, October 28, said the Executive Director of the Ukrainian company Yuriy Vitrenko.

Lukashenko spoke about the reaction of Belarus to American tanks in Lithuania

Belarus will respond to the deployment of American 30 tanks and 30 armored vehicles in Lithuania, but will not buy new large-scale weapons. This was stated by President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. On Monday, October 28, he heard a report on the military-political situation, risks, challenges and threats to the country.

“We were preparing for this, so 30 tanks is just ridiculous for our army. We can not even make any gestures to resist, “BelTA quoted the politician as saying.

Japan asked the US not to land troops in the South of the country

The Japanese authorities demanded that the United States stop conducting military exercises of parachute forces on the island of Okinawa. According to Japan, such exercises pose a danger to the local population

In China, showed the concept of “stealth” – bomber H-20

On the leaked images on the Internet it is noticeable that the tested model is similar to the American stealth bomber B-2 Spirit and is also made according to the scheme “flying wing”. There were statements that this is a long-awaited project of “stealth” – a bomber of China called H-20.

Sociologists have found out the main fears of Russians

More than half of Russian citizens (61%) are most afraid of the disease of their children and loved ones, according to the survey “Levada center”, received by “Interfax”. According to the results of sociological research, 42% of respondents are afraid of war, about a third (31%) – poverty. One in five respondents (22%) cited natural disasters as the main reason for their fears, 18% of survey participants are afraid of losing their savings, 16% have the greatest fears in connection with the possibility of losing their jobs.

The US has imposed sanctions on a third of the world’s oil reserves

A third of the world’s oil reserves and a fifth of production are under U.S. sanctions against Iran, Venezuela and Russia. On Tuesday, October 29, reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to the associate Professor of Economics of PRUE. G. V. Plekhanov Olga Lebedinskaya.

According to her, the world’s oil reserves are 1.66 trillion barrels, of which Venezuela has 298.4 billion barrels, Iran — 157.8 billion, Russia — 80 billion.that is, 33% of the world’s oil reserves are concentrated in these countries.At the same time, these three countries in 2015 provided 21.75% of daily production in the world.

U.S. cities with the highest number of homeless

After a period of progress and decline, the U.S. homeless population has increased slightly in two years. Currently, 553,000 people are homeless, with 65% of the total number of people living in shelters. 17 out of every 10,000 people in the U.S. in 2018 experienced homelessness at least one night.

Half of all homeless people live in one of five States – California (129,972), new York (91,897), Florida (31,030), Texas (25,310) and Washington (22,304).


The government of Indonesia banned the export of Nickel ore

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Indonesia coordinating investment Bahlul Lakedale announced the immediate ban on the export of Nickel ore. Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of Nickel ores. The government, introducing bans, is trying to stimulate the development of processing enterprises in the country.On this news, the price of Nickel in the course of trading on the London metal exchange jumped by 1.2% to $16,975 thousand per ton.

Big problems are brewing at Norilsk Nickel.

Amid the optimism caused by Indonesia’s temporary withdrawal from the Nickel market, a large-scale conflict with Russian Supervisory authorities is heating up. The Prosecutor’s office conducted a check on the fact of the death of workers at the mine “Taimyr”. The results are shocking. In September, Norilsk Nickel hid the collapse of the rock mass as a result of which the miner broke his spine. The worker did not receive the insurance payment. The Prosecutor’s office has every reason for a full-scale investigation of such cases. Systemic industrial safety abuses can cost Potanin’s company dearly and pessimize the stock.

Experts predicted the growth of social protests in Russia

The number of protests in Russia may grow, and social protests in the country will be politicized. This is reported by “Vedomosti” with reference to the report of the Agency for political and economic communications (APEC) ” non-Political protest in the regions»

The main reason, according to political scientist Gleb Kuznetsov, is the unresolved socio-economic problems and the impoverishment of the middle class.

“People have little interest in politics, but feel a hole in the budget,” he said.

Navalny, Sable and FBK food plant sued 88 million rubles

The arbitration court in Moscow satisfied the claim to oppositionists Alexey Navalny, Lyubov Sobol and Fund of fight against corruption (FBK) of food combine “Moscow schoolboy”. On October 28, Navalny’s press Secretary Kira Yarmysh told Interfax.

The reason for the lawsuit was a video on Navalny’s Youtube channel, where it was told that the combine “Moskovsky Shkolnik” supplies expired products. The defendants intend to appeal the decision of the court.

A third of Russians are forced to optimize their purchases

Research holding ROMIR conducted a study of consumer demand and found that 33% of buyers began to buy goods of cheaper brands, 22% buy goods only when necessary, 17% choose goods with discounts and promotions, 12% go to the store less to reduce costs. Only 16% of buyers do not save. The share of those who optimize their spending and buy cheaper goods instead of expensive ones has increased by 10% in 5 years. The share of those who make lists of goods to buy the Essentials fell by 10% over the same period.

Sberbank launched transfers around the world

Sberbank launched for customers-individuals money transfers to legal entities in all countries of the world, according to a press release of the Bank. Through the mobile application, you can send money abroad to an individual or organization. To do this, you need to specify the account number and SWIFT code.

The Central Bank for the first time revealed the currency structure of trade with Turkey

The Bank of Russia revealed the currency structure of bilateral trade with Turkey: according to statistics published on the official website of the regulator, in January — June payment in rubles was made in 11.7% of cases, which is almost the same as last year-11.3%.

Most of the settlements are carried out in dollars (in January-June-83.1%), the Euro accounts for five percent of all bilateral settlements, another 0.2% – for other currencies.

The head of Boeing said about the safety of modified aircraft 737 MAX

Boeing President and CEO Dennis Muhlenburg said that after all the improvements, the 737 MAX will be one of the safest planes, according to the company’s website.

Russia has resumed the supply of wheat to the market of Vietnam

The Russian Federation has resumed wheat supplies to Vietnam, Chairman of the Russian part of the intergovernmental Commission of the Russian Federation and Vietnam on trade, economic and scientific and technical cooperation, Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov told TASS

The prohibition of issuing micro-loans secured on dwellings

According to the information on the website of The state Duma, the law prohibits the conclusion of MFIs (microfinance organizations) consumer loan agreements with individuals secured by housing or shares in it. It is noted that this will protect citizens from possible fraud

UC Rusal plant closed due to sanctions will start mining cryptocurrency

The essence of the project Russian Mining Company (RMC), created with the participation of Internet Ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev, will place equipment for mining cryptocurrencies at the Nadvoitsky aluminum plant (NAZ) in Karelia. About this RBC told himself Marinichev. The representative of RUSAL confirmed to RBC that RMC places the equipment on the territory of the enterprise.

Apple video service will not be translated into Russian

Experts believe that while Apple’s video service is still aimed at the American market. In Russia, it is unlikely to be able to take a significant share due to the lack of ” relevant content for the Russian viewer.” And Apple, it seems, does not expect a large influx of Russian-speaking audience at the first stage.

Minsk is looking for replacement of Russian oil

Belarus is looking for ways to replace Russian oil, said Deputy Chairman of the concern “Belneftekhim” Svetlana Gurina. According to her, options of deliveries from various regions of the world through ports of Ukraine and the Baltic States, the Middle East, Africa are considered, reports TASS.

In India, build roads from recycled plastic garbage

This technology provides an increase in the strength of roads by 60%, and the life of the pavement increases by 10 times. The length of such roads exceeds 33700 km. the construction of 1 km takes 1 million plastic bags

“Magnet” explained the financial results of the influence of weather and sales

Net retail revenue of the second largest retailer — “Magnet” —in July-September increased by 9.1% compared to the same period last year, to 333 billion rubles.this follows from the published operating and unaudited financial results under IFRS.

The pace of revenue growth in the third quarter was lower than in the previous two: for the first three months, this figure was at the level of 9.2%, the second quarter-10.8%.

“In August we saw not very good sales results due to bad weather, in September the situation improved, but this was not enough to affect the outcome of the entire quarter, “explained RBC CEO of “Magnet” Ian Dunning.

The budget of the Universiade-2023 in Yekaterinburg may change

The final budget for the preparation and holding of the Universiade-2023 in Yekaterinburg may be less than previously expected. This was stated by Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev at a meeting of the regional legislative Assembly.

According to the head of the region, the total budget of the event, according to preliminary calculations, can reach 85 billion rubles. Of these, 10-12 billion will be investments of private investors, and 32-33 billion rubles-the Federal budget, the rest-the money of the region and Yekaterinburg.

The expenses of the regional budget for the Universiade (40 billion rubles in the next three years) will be compensated by the Federal government, Kuyvashev added. However, earlier the regional authorities called the amount of 79 billion rubles, which is less than the amount indicated today by the Governor.

The loss of the Russian food counter-sanctions

Refusal of sanctions products costs Russian consumers 445 billion rubles a year in prices in 2013, this conclusion was reached by economists, writes “Kommersant”. Thus, the total loss of consumers is about 3 thousand rubles per person per year. This represents 4.8% of the cost of the minimum food basket.

The brief of the study “the Russian food embargo: five years later” was published at the forum of studies of Eastern Europe and transition economies.

In Vietnam carried out the first operation on the card “the World»

The Russian national payment card system (nspk, operator of the national payment system “Mir”) and the national payment Corporation of Vietnam (NAPAS) signed a cooperation agreement for the development of non-cash payments

The most changed sectors of the Russian economy due to sanctions

Restrictive measures have enabled Russia to reduce its dependence on imported products and to find new sources of income from exports.

But import substitution is hampered by insufficient domestic production and poor product quality. For the development and modernization of production, Russian business has to import Western equipment and machinery, as there are no local analogues of some equipment. Many enterprises, according to experts, profit only thanks to the privileges of the authorities ‘ interest in import substitution.

Medvedev instructed to ten times increase the share of exports of Russian ships

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed to increase the volume of export deliveries of ships tenfold in the framework of the strategy for the development of Russian shipbuilding until 2035

Rosselkhozbank received from the budget 13 billion rubles of capital

The Supervisory Board of Rosselkhozbank (RSHB) approved its capitalization by 13 billion rubles, according to the Bank’s materials. The funds will be raised through additional issue in favor of the shareholder-Rosimushchestvo, the authorized capital of the Bank will increase to 437.8 billion rubles.

The Bank has already received 15 billion rubles envisaged by the budget for this year in April. In addition, RSHB discussed with Rosimushchestvo additional injections into the capital, said in may and August, the first Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Bank Kirill Levin, but how much – did not specify.

Tatarstan and their debt was reduced up to 94.4 billion rubles

As of October 1, 2019, the internal debt of Tatarstan amounted to 94.4 billion rubles, including budget loans attracted from the Federal budget amounted to 84.6 billion rubles. the Remaining 9.8 billion rubles are state guarantees of Tatarstan provided to the Russian Federation in foreign currency

In Gazprom’s largest market, gas prices could collapse by half

Gas prices in Europe may fall to a minimum, says analyst at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) Mike Fulwood. Already in the third quarter of this year, due to the oversupply of liquefied gas (LNG) prices at the most liquid hubs in Europe – the British NBP and the Netherlands TTF fell to about $140 per 1,000 cubic meters, writes Fulwood. Meanwhile, new LNG production capacity will be introduced in the US, which will lead to an increase in overproduction.

The government changes the budget: oil companies will pay more compensation

Oil companies will receive from the state budget this year almost one and a half times more compensation than planned — 426 billion rubles. According to the publication Neftegaz with reference to the explanatory note to the draft government amendments to the state budget 2019, we are talking about the mechanism of reverse excise duty on petroleum products.

Scientists have discovered a “supercluster” in tumors of the head and neck

An international team of specialists has developed a simple way to investigate super enhancers in DNA methylation data. So hundreds of “super switches” were found in patients with head and neck tumors. Recently, scientists often find new “switches” in the genome, and their feature is that they lie behind each other. That is why they are called ” super switches»

Eni reported a new discovery in Egypt

Eni has discovered new hydrocarbon reserves at the Abu Rudeis Sidri concession on the Gulf of Suez shelf off the coast of Egypt. Eni reported on 25 October 2019

Russia to switch to drug insurance system

Avoiding outdated practices of drug provision only for certain categories of patients is not an easy task. However, in two or three years, Russia can move to partial or full reimbursement of the cost of medicines of the state for a much larger number of sick Russians. Such terms of transition to new system were set by the Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova to herself and colleagues.

Last year, we raised the issue of the need to transform the system of outpatient drug provision and transition to the state system of reimbursement of the cost of medicines. That is, to move away from providing for very limited categories in fact to total provision. – Veronika Skvortsova, Russian politician

In the United States again propose to impose sanctions against the ” Nord stream-2»

The us Congress proposes to impose sanctions against pipe-laying vessels and foreign entities that play a key role in the construction of the Nord stream-2 gas pipeline. The bill was authored by Republican Andy Barr.

Presented the updated racing Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo

The Ferrari Finali Mondiali event, which took place last weekend in Mugello, featured the racing supercar 488 GT3 Evo 2020. The car received significant improvements compared to its predecessor.

Gold falls on news of us-China trade relations

The price of December silver futures is down 0.46%, to 17,843 dollars per ounce. Gold, which is traditionally considered a more reliable asset, is losing investor demand amid positive trading news.

China to spend $29 billion to develop its own chips

China has set up a $29 billion state Fund to invest in the semiconductor industry as part of its efforts to reduce reliance on U.S. technology, Bloomberg reported. Photo: EPA / LIU XINGZHE / CHINAFILE China is the world’s largest importer of chips.

Lamborghini unveils new racing supercar

Lamborghini’s racing division Squadra Corse is developing a new unnamed supercar. The company said in a press release that the new car will be equipped with a version of the 6.5-liter V12 engine. The output power will be 830 horsepower

AvtoVAZ has assembled the first batch of updated Lada 4×4

The main changes will affect the interior, where there will be a new dashboard and Central tunnel, other seats, a rear sofa with three headrests and a molded ceiling (like modern LADA models)

In Israel revealed a network of trafficking in women from Russia and Ukraine

Israeli police last night arrested members of a criminal gang that brought women from Russia and Ukraine to engage in prostitution in Israel. The priestesses of love had to work in underground brothels in tel Aviv, RIA Novosti reported.

Released a new series “War of the worlds” based on the novel by H. G. wells

On Tuesday night, FOX presented the science fiction series “War of the worlds”, which became a new reading of the classic novel by H. G. wells. Russian viewers tape is available by subscription in the online cinema ivi. The authors transfer the action of the novel to modern Europe

Appeared the first trailer for the series “Dracula»

Published the first trailer for the new film adaptation of the novel by Bram Stoker “Dracula”.



The international festival of puppet theatres “Hephaestus”has opened in Moscow.

It is the third in a row and each time presents the latest technology dolls, robotics, art designs and performances using video mapping. The participants of this unprecedented innovative action were teams from Japan, Italy, Spain, great Britain, France, Belarus and Russia.

The current “Hephaestus” was dedicated to the memory of Vladimir Zakharov-actor, Director, playwright, organizer and head of the Tomsk theater of live dolls “2+ku”, the Creator of electronic dolls and dolls on the wrist with full mechanics of animation.

In the Kazan Museum will open the exhibition “the Theatre of Marcel salimzhanov»

The Museum of A. M. Gorky and F. I. Chaliapin in Kazan will open on November 1 the exhibition “Theater of Marcel salimzhanov” dedicated to the 85th anniversary of one of the most significant masters of the Tatar stage, who is the founder of a new stage in the history of the national theater. This is reported by the press service of the Museum.

Vanessa Paradis releases best and different songs

Vanessa Paradis ‘album” Best of & Variations ” will be released on November 29, 2019. According to the French actress and singer’s Facebook, this is a double album: the first disc, titled “Best of”, contains her “most beautiful songs”, the second – “Variations” – duets, covers and rare recordings, including the new single “Vague à l’âme soeur”, released on September 27.

“Leningrad” is going to perform at the Coachella festival in the United States

The Coachella music festival has been held annually in the United States since 1999. In 2020, it will be held from 10 to 19 April. Recall, in may, Sergei Shnurov announced the dissolution of the group ” Leningrad”

Britfest film festival opens»

The 20th New British film festival will be screened from 29 October to 17 November. It is organized by the art Association CoolConnections and is part of the year of music of great Britain and Russia, which is held by the British Embassy in Moscow with the support of the British Council. All films will be shown in the original language with Russian subtitles. The opening film is ” Downton Abbey.” Also in the program is a love retrodrama “Souvenir”, a story about an 80-year-old drag Queen “Chained”, a Comedy about female friendship “Animals”, filled with excellent music “Friends of the fisherman” and “Summer of Bagnolds”, and much more.

Google Pay service received the function of biometric authentication

Google has added a long-awaited biometric authentication feature to Google Pay. Users can now confirm the transfer of money using the fingerprint or facial recognition.

In Russia officially announced the start of sales of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy Fold

Sales of a new smartphone with a foldable screen Samsung Galaxy Fold have begun in the company’s salons of Samsung and in the network “M. Video”. It is available to consumers in silver and black colors. The cost of the new device – 159990 rubles. Buyers of the original novelty will receive a certificate to replace the flexible screen, if it is damaged.

Sbercloud introduced a backup service to the cloud

Sbercloud offered businesses a cloud backup service. The service protects business customers from data loss as a result of software failures, failure of server, network equipment and storage systems.

New advertising format Wi-Fi launched in the Moscow metro

For users tired of a large number of advertising when connecting to the Internet in the capital’s subway, the Wi-Fi operator “Maksimatelekom” has introduced a new advertising format, writes the newspaper “Kommersant”.

The essence of the new format is that the user can choose not a standard, but which connection is 7 minutes long, it has one video for 15 seconds and one banner, and in a long session-two videos, two banners and a survey.

“We have not changed the amount of advertising in the network for two years, since the second video appeared. At the same time, we understand that there is a part of the potential audience that does not connect, because they do not want to watch an advertising block lasting about a minute”, – said the representative of the company Anastasia Samoilova.

Flash will soon stop indexing in Google search

Google has informed developers about an important stage in the process of burying Flash technology. This was announced in the official blog for webmasters. Google search will stop supporting Flash until the end of 2019. Proprietary algorithms will not process such content on web pages, individual SWF files will cease to be indexed completely.

Ancestral home of mankind found in South Africa

Mitochondrial genomes of residents of several South African countries were analyzed. It was possible to make a tree of the earliest branches of modern man. According to the researchers, the first maternal line of Homo sapiens appeared South of the Zambezi river basin about 200 thousand years ago.

The color of bird eggs depends on the climate

An international team of researchers found that the color of bird eggs directly depends on the temperature of the habitat of the birds themselves. Scientists have found that the representatives of birds that live in cold areas, eggs are much darker and brown shade. Also, the color depends on the type of socket.

A material that can drive the immune response of cells

The material, which was created by scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and Montana state University, is a three-dimensional framework of thin biodegradable polymer filaments (scaffold), which can control the immune response of cells when inflammation occurs. An article describing the study was published by the scientific journal ACS Biomaterials: Science & Engineering.

A new dwarf planet in the Solar system has been discovered

The SPHERE receiver on the European southern Observatory’s (ESO) very Large telescope (VLT) has allowed scientists to obtain new data on the cosmic body of Gigaea. In particular, the images show the spherical shape of the object, which is one of the criteria for recognizing it as a dwarf planet.

Climate change is occurring due to the displacement of the Earth’s orbit

Many scientists argue that climate change on Earth is due to carbon dioxide emissions. However, NASA scientists blame the global warming shift in The earth’s orbit. Back in 1958, NASA conducted a study of the impact of changes in The earth’s orbit and its axis on the planet’s climate.

NASA has found a way to speed up the creation of a lunar spacecraft

Jeff Bezos ‘ aerospace company Blue Origin has abandoned attempts to build a moonship for NASA alone. On Wednesday, October 23, it was announced the beginning of cooperation with three other space companies-Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper. Together, they hope to develop and build an entire lunar delivery and landing system, ordered by NASA, on time: that is, by 2024.

This will provide all the inhabitants of the planet with free high-speed Internet.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk said that in the near future at any moment can be simultaneously included 42 thousand mini-satellites launched into orbit around the Earth. This will provide all the inhabitants of the planet with free high-speed Internet. The idea of putting several thousand small satellites into orbit came to Musk immediately after the first two thousand satellites were launched.

China will launch the return of the lunar probe in 2020

The successful flight of the rocket will be key to further space missions, including Chang’e-5. The launch of the return probe and the delivery of lunar soil samples to Earth is the third phase of the Chinese lunar program.

Astronomers have seen a rare picture

Astronomers, using data from the Chandra x-ray Observatory and other telescopes, have compiled a detailed map of a rare collision between four galaxy clusters. Eventually, all four clusters-each with a mass at least several hundred trillion times that of the Sun-will merge to form one of the most massive objects in the Universe.