5 Dec, 2019

News digest for 12/04/2019

Belarus, Russia sign oil supply contract in 2020

The volume of deliveries will be 24 million tons of oil, of which 23.5 million tons are planned to be delivered through the pipeline, which is the cheapest way of delivery. The remaining volume will be delivered in tanks by rail.

Gazprom Neft Middle East produced 3 million tons of oil in Iraqi Kurdistan

Gazprom Neft Middle East B. V. (a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft) has produced 3 million tons of oil since the beginning of commercial operation of the Sarqala field in the Kurdish Autonomous region of the Republic of Iraq. This is stated in the message of the company

The student has solved the riddle of a century of physical

A physical puzzle that scientists could not explain for 100 years was solved by a bachelor student from the Federal Polytechnic school of Lausanne (Switzerland), Wasim Dauadi. Neue Züricher Zeitung writes about this.

Physicists could not understand why a bubble of air in a vertical narrow tube with a liquid does not rise to the top, as it happens when you open a bottle of mineral water.

The young man found that the bubble was moving upward, but so slowly that it was impossible to see the movement with the naked eye. The student discovered that the movement of air is hindered by an ultra-thin layer between the bubble and the liquid. The size of the film was millionths of a millimeter.

Trump campaign headquarters deprived of accreditation of journalists Bloomberg

Donald trump’s campaign headquarters announced that Bloomberg journalists will be further denied accreditation for various events related to the campaign of the head of state, reports Reuters

The US will do with oil in Syria whatever they want

After a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, which was held in London on the eve of the summit of the military bloc, US President Donald trump said that the United States took control of Syrian oil fields, in order to ensure victory over the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, banned in Russia), and now can do with this oil whatever they want.

Police came to search members of the libertarian party

Law enforcement officers searched four members of the libertarian party of Russia, including its Chairman Sergei Boyko, according to the party’s Telegram channel.

Besides Boyko searches pass at one of leaders of party – Mikhail Svetov, his former girlfriend Anastasia Starodubovskaya and at the Deputy Secretary of the Moscow steering Committee of party Igor Efremov. The lawyer Mikhail Biryukov was sent to Svetov, notes the project “ATS-info”. Biryukov said that the searches are carried out in the framework of the criminal case “on depraved acts.”

Iraq has announced the arrest of the Deputy of slain leader of the IG al-Baghdadi

the cousin and Deputy leader of the “Islamic state” (IG; banned in Russia) Hamed shaker Sabaa al-Badri detained in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, reports the TV channel “al-Sumaria”. He hid under various names, better known by the name of Ibn Khaldun. He was considered the so-called military Emir in Salah-ed-DIN province

The us Congress passed a bill to support the Uighurs in China

The house of representatives of the us Congress approved a bill to support the Uighurs in China. The United States authorities insist that the rights of residents of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region of China are violated. The bill was adopted almost unanimously, RIA Novosti reported.

German prosecutors suspect Russia

The German Prosecutor’s office is inclined to believe that the murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin this summer may be connected with Russia, and intends to transfer the case to the Federal Prosecutor, who deals with cases related to national security. This is reported by the Wall Street, citing sources in the Prosecutor’s office familiar with the investigation

The us house of representatives passed a resolution against Russia’s participation in the G7

The house of representatives of the us Congress adopted a resolution in which it opposed Russia’s participation in the “big seven”, according to the results of the vote. 339 members of the house of representatives voted for the document, 71 were against.

Russia will double the number of ships with ” Calibers»

Russia will double the number of ships armed with long-range Kalibr missiles. This was announced by President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. According to the head of state, the fulfillment of the tasks of the State armament program will allow to increase their number more than twice by 2023.

At the building” Almaz-Antey ” unknown hung out two anti-war posters

In Moscow, at the building “Almaz-Antey” unknown hung two anti-war posters. In addition to the flags, unknown activists put a skull (not a real one, made of papier-mache) at the entrance to the building. Posters and a skull were removed by the arrived police officers, but activists so far could not be found.

Almaz-Antey is a well-known developer and manufacturer of weapons for air defense and missile defense systems. A few days ago, at the main building on Vereyskaya street, four people placed two anti-war posters: with the words ” Death Dealers “(“Merchants of death”), falling bombs and painted in the colors of the flag of Kurdistan.

A little about the quality of food

Global consumption of palm oil (the one that is added to everything) has increased since 2007 by 2 times! And 70% of it is used for food production.

Zelensky refused to comply with the Minsk agreement

In the Minsk agreements, which were signed by Ukraine, first elections are held in the Donbass, and then Kiev is transferred control of the Russian-Ukrainian border. The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky completely rejected such algorithm of actions. The Ukrainian leader set three conditions for Donbass.

The first is the return of all prisoners of war, including those who are not on the lists.

The second is the entry into force of a complete truce, which implies a complete regime of silence on all sections of the demarcation line.

The third condition is the withdrawal of all armed groups. Zelensky wants the elections in Donbass to be held according to Ukrainian laws with Ukrainian parties, journalists, international observers and the OSCE.

Online sales of jewelry in Russia are legalized.

It was possible to buy them online before, but the legality of this was questionable. Now the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers directly allowed sales. Thus on each ornament there should be an assay brand, and to each precious stone – to be attached the special certificate.

Two Russian citizens face up to 20 years in prison for trying to circumvent US sanctions.

The charges are filed in court for the southern district of Georgia. Oleg Nikitin and Anton Cheremukhin tried to buy a gas turbine for a drilling platform in the Arctic from an American company through intermediaries. They are charged with conspiracy to launder money, financial fraud and trying to circumvent trade restrictions, according to the us Department of justice.

Lawyer Alexei Tarasov said he met with a Russian citizen detained in the United States, Oleg Nikitin, and that he would not plead guilty.

The creators of Google moved away from the management of Alphabet holding.

Google creators Larry page and Sergey Brin stepped away from managing the company’s parent structure, Alphabet holding. This is stated in a statement by Alphabet.

Page served as CEO of Alphabet, Brin was President of the holding. Google CEO Sundar Pichai will now take over the management of the holding; he will lead both Google and Alphabet. Page and Brin will continue to participate in the holding as members of the Board of Directors. Page and Brin attributed their departure to a desire to simplify Alphabet’s management structure.

“We have never been the ones to hold Executive positions if there is a better way to run the company,” page and Breen said in a statement.

Orenburg bridge collapsed while it was driving the car

“The cause of the collapse of the viaduct on Tereshkova street is called the load due to the passage of a loaded car. According to the Minister of construction, housing and communal services, roads and transport of the region Alexander Polukhin, the bridge was under planned repair and reverse traffic was opened on it, ” the press service of the Governor of the Orenburg region reports..

The state Duma supported the arrest for 15 days for foreign agents

On the website of the state Duma there was a message that parliamentarians in the second reading approved the bill on punishment for the citizens recognized as foreign agents. This law introduces a new article in the code of administrative offences.

For” easy ” violation of the order of activity of mass media penalties are provided. At the first violation, the fine will be 10 thousand rubles for individuals and 500 thousand rubles for legal entities. If the offense is repeated, the fine will increase to 50 thousand rubles for individuals and up to 5 million rubles for legal entities.

For” gross ” violation of the law on mass media punishment in the form of administrative arrest for a period of 15 days is provided.

In Omsk kindergarten Christmas tree nailed to the ceiling

“Does it meet the standards?! Is it safe? Such arrangement of a fir-tree is established in 241 gardens”, – report in a public “state of emergency Omsk” in “Vkontakte”.

Experts noted that the ceiling spruce is not dangerous. According to them, the main tree in the kindergarten is traditional, which meets all safety requirements.

“The decision was made by the parents of preschoolers and implemented it themselves”, – commented “URA.RU” in the Department of education of the city administration.

The Parliament of St. Petersburg declared war on hookah

St. Petersburg legislative Assembly adopted in the first reading a bill according to which in residential homes will be prohibited to contain hookah. At the end of the third reading, it will be sent to the state Duma.

Five top managers of “Magnet” resigned from the company

According to “Vedomosti” with reference to the person who heard information from colleagues leaving the company, six employees left “Magnet”. According to the representative of “Magnet”, the company really left all named top managers, except Milinova. The reason for their departure in the press service of the retail company is called planned personnel changes and optimization of the management structure of individual units

Dmitry Medvedev unexpectedly opposed the anti-people initiative

A final decision on the need to return fines for exceeding the speed limit by more than 10 km / h has not yet been made. At the same time, the Prime Minister questioned the advisability of introducing such fines, citing his driving experience.

“As a person who also sits behind the wheel, at least sometimes, I can say that according to my feelings, these 10 km/h are very often not caught by the car, including by the driver himself. In other words, this will be an occasion for a large number of people to be held accountable simply in a situation where they have no intention to violate the rules of the road,” Medvedev said in support of the Russians.

Washington may impose duties on French goods

Washington may impose duties on French goods worth about $ 2.4 billion in connection with the introduction of France’s “digital tax” on American companies.

It is noted that the sales representative has completed the” first phase “of the investigation into the “digital tax”. As a result, it was concluded that the French authorities have a discriminatory policy against American digital companies. The trade representative’s office also said that as a response, the United States is considering imposing duties on French goods. According to the Agency, it is a list of 63 positions.

Ivan Golunov decided to start an investigation himself

Basmanny court of Moscow rejected the complaint of journalist Ivan Golunov on the red tape of the investigation against the police who conducted his detention. Now the journalist intends to conduct his own investigation of what happened to him.

“The question arises, who is the customer of planting drugs to me, if he can so cleverly force the investigation to ignore the words of the President? If the investigation authorities are not even able to register a statement about a crime, not to mention the establishment of its customers, then I will deal with the investigation. »

How important is small business?

In Europe, microenterprises (less than 10 employees) are second only to large companies (250+ employees) in terms of employment. However, in the economy as a whole, they give only 20% of the total value added (against 43% in large)

The US refused to issue visas to the Russian delegation

Members of the delegation of the Federal Treasury of the Russian Federation could not obtain visas to enter the United States to participate in the Conference of the International Institute for regulation of the auditing profession, the press service of the Russian Embassy in Washington on the official Facebook page.

The state Duma will completely ban collectors access to debts of citizens for housing and communal services

As reported by IA REGNUM, the law prohibiting the transfer of debts of citizens for housing and communal services to collectors and other third parties, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed in July 2019. On it collectors are forbidden to get access to information on debt of citizens on services of housing and communal services.

Medvedev for a year allowed the import of right-hand drive cars without ERA-GLONASS

Russia was allowed to continue importing used right-hand drive cars without ERA-GLONASS. However, such easing will last a year and will affect only the territory of the far Eastern Federal district. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said this at a meeting with his deputies, Interfax reported.

But we have to understand what to do with all this in the end. I looked, I was contacted on social networks, they said that all the warehouses are already filled, and that this is an urgent problem. This decision has been made. The term of validity of this order is 1 year from the date of signing. – Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician

Approved criteria for recognition of Russian housing emergency

In a press-service of the Ministry of construction explained that the basis for the recognition of an apartment house emergency and subject to demolition or reconstruction will be considered emergency technical condition of bearing structures of houses and buildings in General, characterized by their damage and deformation, loss of bearing capacity and the risk of collapse of an apartment building, as well as the rolls.

Both residents and municipal authorities can initiate a survey of the condition of the house. After the recognition of the house emergency all residential premises in it will automatically be recognized as unfit for living, the press service added.

Expelled cadets will have to return the money for training

Cadets expelled from military universities for drug offenses, as well as for the loss of confidence of the commander, will be required to reimburse the state for training costs. Before, they could leave the University without financial consequences.

The new rules are developed in the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation, they will be amendments to the law “on military duty and military service”, the newspaper”Izvestia” reports. The publication notes that the failed officers will have to pay not for training as such, it is guaranteed by the Constitution, but for the costs of military and special training, for example, special simulators, fuel, motor resources. For a year of training, the amount of compensation can be up to 400 thousand rubles.

The return of Ukrainians to Ukraine

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky announced the launch of a state program aimed at stimulating the return to the country of Ukrainians who went to work abroad.

It is noted that the first stage of the program involves the possibility of obtaining affordable loans for their own business at 5%, 7% and 9% per annum. The President noted that the loan will be available to those Ukrainians who want to expand the existing business, and those who plan to create a new one. The loan amount for five years will be 1.5 million UAH (about 4 million rubles), and the annual percentage will depend on the revenue of the enterprise and the creation of new jobs. The President promised to report on the details of the loan later.

Carbonated water will reduce the sugar content

PepsiCo, Borjomi Russia, Coca-Cola, Chernogolovka, Essentuki and other companies will take on new obligations for the production of carbonated drinks. According to the code, the sugar content in drinks until the end of 2024 will be reduced by 10 percent.

Developers of Syktyvkar within five years can not sell the apartment

Supply exceeds demand in the real estate market in Komi. This was stated by the President of SRO “Association of builders of Kazakhstan” Tamara Ulanova at a meeting on improving the investment climate in the Republic. According to her, today housing is not sold in the volume in which it is produced, developers are silent about the fact that hundreds of apartments have not been sold.

Young families of Komi will receive at the birth of the firstborn 150 thousand rubles

In Komi in 2020 to provide regional family capital at the birth of the firstborn will send 341 million rubles, the press service of the Ministry of labor of Komi. This amount of allocations for these purposes in the coming year was approved in the budget of the Republic of Komi for 2020-2022 by the state Council of the Republic of Komi on November 28.

Receipts for payment came to people who died

In LLC “Nature” for the year received about 2,000 complaints about their work. This was told at a meeting of the public Council at the state housing Inspectorate of the Orenburg region. Of course, one of the main complaints — garbage is taken out at the wrong time. Arcane know about it not by hearsay… And incorrectly charged a fee for municipal solid waste. And attention: some payment receipts came to people who died

Erdogan abolished the tax on hotel accommodation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to accept the draft amendments to the tax law, providing for the collection of fees for hotel accommodation. This was reported by the press service of the head of state.

“The President sent a bill on taxes on services to Parliament for revision because he considered it inappropriate,” the Department said.

Earlier, the Turkish Parliament adopted a draft law on hotel taxes in the last reading. According to it, from next year all accommodation facilities had to deduct 2 % of the cost of living of each tourist to the state.

Released a new trailer for the comic series ” Crisis on infinite earths»

The CW has released a new trailer for the upcoming crossover series ” Crisis on infinite earths.” The video was posted on December 3 on Marc Guggenheim’s YouTube channel. The first episode of the show will air on December 8, 2019.

 

 

Ranking of the most visited cities in the world in 2019

Experts of the analytical company Euromonitor named the most visited cities of the world by foreign tourists in 2019. The rating is based on data for less than 12 months of 2019. In total, the rating included 100 cities. According to Euromonitor, in 2019 the total number of tourist trips in the world will be about 1.5 billion, which is 4.2% higher than in 2018

The leader-Hong Kong-lost 8.7% of tourist traffic compared to last year, but still retained the first place (26.7 million arrivals). Followed by Bangkok (25.8 million, +6.9%) and Macau (20.6 million, +9%). The top 5 also included Singapore (19.8 million, +6.5%) and London (19.6 million, +1.7%).

The top ten most visited cities in the world were also Paris (19.1 million, +8.7%), Dubai (16.3 million, +2.6%), India’s Delhi (15.2 million, +20.2%), Istanbul (14.7 million, +9.6%) and Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur (14.1 million, +4.8%).

Moscow in 2019 ranked 45th in the ranking with almost 6 million foreign arrivals (+8.3% compared to last year). According to this indicator, the Russian capital beat Madrid and Venice (both – 5.6 million). St. Petersburg took the 56th place (4.5 million arrivals, + 11.5%).

In the outsiders of the rating were Thai Krabi-2.4 million visits (+5.8%), Brazilian Rio de Janeiro-2.33 million (+2.3%) and South Korea’s Jeju-2.27 million (-3%).

Most notably in 2019, the tourist flow increased to Hurghada, Egypt (+41.3%, to 3.9 million), Cebu, Philippines (+26.2%), as well as the Indian cities of Agra (+24.4%) and Chennai (+23.5%).

Boris Mints said the loss of almost $1 billion due to the leadership of the Central Bank and the ” Opening»

The founder and beneficiary of O1 Group Boris mints presented to the high court of London his position on the claim of the banks “trust” and “Opening” (the document is at RBC). Mints claims that the leadership of the Central Bank – first Deputy Chairman Dmitry Tulin and Deputy Chairman Vasily Pozdyshev — as well as the heads of banks “OTKRITIE” and “trust” Mikhail Zadornov and Alexander Sokolov launched a “campaign” against him in order to ” cause damage.” Banks under their control violated a number of obligations, which, says Mintz, he lost “at a conservative estimate of $ 650 million to $950 million,” the document says.

Mandatory payments of Russians will exceed 15% of income

In 2019, the share of mandatory payments of Russians will exceed 15% of income. Payment of loans, taxes and housing will amount to 9.3 trillion rubles and will reach a critical level. Last year, this share was 10% less.

This is stated in the study “BKS Prime”, prepared specifically for the newspaper “Izvestia”. The document says that the demand is a consequence of the demand for loans for consumer needs. It provides the main increase in GDP and at the same time due to the cost of debt service income of Russians will decrease

“Nominal incomes grow by 3-4% per year, and lending by almost 20%, which leads to structural changes. The share of mandatory payments over 15% is already critical, and it will grow, so the risks of non-payments are increasing, ” – said the head of the laboratory of financial research of the Gaidar Institute Alexey Vedev.

The Central Bank opposed the phased disclosure of escrow accounts for developers

The Bank of Russia believes that the introduction of a mechanism for phased disclosure of escrow accounts for developers is premature, but may be envisaged in the future. This was reported by the Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Olga Polyakova in an interview published on Friday in the newspaper ” Izvestia”

The budget of Russia in favor of the security forces, state TV channels and state banks

Expenses next year will grow, according to the law, by 247.9 billion rubles. However, according to the document, finanz writes. for example, in 2020, the country’s education system will receive 9.5 billion less. The state program of social support of citizens of Russia will be reduced by 11 billion and health care “will be missed” a little more than a billion.

Who will receive the” released ” money? Law enforcement agencies, state TV channels and banks. Additional funding for security forces, state TV channels and state banks will grow. Spending on them will rise by a quarter trillion.

In Russia, the average price of drugs has increased

In October, the average price tag for the purchase of medicines in Russia increased by 6.9% compared to the same month last year. At the same time, for the first time its amount exceeded 200 rubles, according to the TV channel “360 degrees” with reference to”Izvestia”.

Sberbank is going to sell jewelry chain Pandora

Vice-President for investment activities of Sberbank, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sberbank investments Oscar Ratsin said that Sberbank plans to sell CJSC “Panclub”, which develops a jewelry chain Pandora in Russia on a franchise

Died on the second day of service after refusing to wash toilets

Conscript soldier from Stavropol died on the second day of service in one of the military units of Belgorod. State of emergency happened on Friday, November 29, but it became known about it only now, reports “Bugulminskaya Gazeta”.

The mother of the deceased told the newspaper that on November 28, her 19-year-old son arrived in Belgorod and settled in the barracks. On the same day, he texted his family that he was being forced to wash toilets, and he would not do so on principle. In the dead of night from it the voice message in which the soldier told came that “there was a conflict, it brought on conversation”. With whom, it is not specified. The publication adds that the circumstances of the incident are now being investigated.

In Kamchatka, the dogs attacked the girl.

According to “Kam 24”, the incident occurred in the city of Vilyuchinsk near the school. Seeing several dogs, the girl ran away from them, but they knocked her down and dragged her along the ground behind them. They tore off the schoolgirl’s cap, but she managed to put on the hood. It saved her from damage to her face and skull. Passersby scared the animals away from the child. It is noted that as a result of the incident, the girl was not seriously injured.

The network has the first trailer for “Black widow” with Scarlett Johansson

The video is posted on Marvel Entertainment’s YouTube channel. The plot revolves around “the Black widow” will be the story of the Russian spy Natasha (Scarlett Johansson)

 

 

Another film franchise ” planet of the apes»

Fox Studio is preparing the next film of the franchise “planet of the apes” and has already decided on the candidacy of the Director-the movie will be put by Wes ball, whose track record includes the trilogy “the maze Runner”. The project is at an early stage of development: there is no information yet whether the film will be a new reinterpretation of the original novel by Pierre Boule, another remake of the 1968 film or an offshoot of the new trilogy, which ended with the tape of Matt Reeves “planet of the apes: War”.

The III international film festival of the Arctic countries Arctic Open starts in Arkhangelsk

The Arctic Open festival is dedicated to the cinematographies of the Arctic countries and small indigenous peoples of the North. Among the participants-Directors, actors, writers, producers from Russia, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the United States. The III international film festival Arctic Open will end on December 8.

XI international festival ” Biennale of poets in Moscow”

On December 4, the XI international festival “Biennale of poets in Moscow” began its work. Its program will unite the works of contemporary Russian poets and their colleagues from Latin America. The guests will be authors from 10 countries: Mexico, El Salvador, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Bolivia. 134 Russian poets from different parts of Russia will perform with them. Events “Biennale of poets in Moscow” will last until December 8. Admission is free

The festival focuses on the search for Parallels and forms of interaction between Russian and Latin American poetry and cultures. The highlight of the festival will be a football match between the poets.

For the first time in Russia the famous English ensemble I Fagiolini will perform

On December 10, the famous British ensemble I Fagiolini (directed by Robert Hollingworth) will perform in the great hall” Zaryadye”. I Fagiolini is an ensemble founded in Oxford in 1986 and performs Renaissance music and contemporary vocal pieces.

Singer lenny Kravitz has released a new video with rapper Saint Jhn

American singer, Grammy winner, lenny Kravitz, together with the Guyanese-American artist Saint Jhn released a new video, which was called Borders. Recall that rapper Saint Jhs is best known for his track Roses

 

 

Wargaming has opened a Studio in the UK to create a new action game

The Belarusian company Wargaming has opened a division in the UK to create a new game. This was reported on December 2 portal PCGamesN.

YouTube has relaxed the rules regarding cruelty

YouTube has updated its rules to differentiate between real violence and simulated violence or scripted violence in video games, which can also be seen in movies and TV series.

Now, simulated violence or scripted violence found in game videos will be equated to violence in other types of scripted content. This means that video game videos will be less likely to receive age restrictions.

Qualcomm offers two-finger scanning

Qualcomm has developed a new ultrasonic fingerprint scanner for smartphones designed to be embedded in screens. It is 17 times the size of modern scanners and can scan two fingers at the same time, which greatly increases security

Malicious ads targeted at Windows users

Devcon analysts estimate that Windows users are most often targeted for malicious advertising. They are followed by Chrome OS users, and Linux attacks are the least common.

 

Facebook has made a service of transferring photos to the services of competitors

Worldwide, the feature will launch in the first half of 2020. The new Facebook feature will be useful for users of “Google Photos”, which is not configured to automatically copy pictures to the cloud. The company did not specify with what other third-party services the tool will be integrated in the future.

Mice were taught to stop in time when the degree of alcohol increases

American scientists have worked on mice a new way to combat alcohol dependence-to block the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase selectively in the liver. This method avoids many of the side effects from standard therapy of alcoholism. In addition, it leaves the body tolerant of small doses of alcohol. In humans, this method could allow drinking wine or beer, but would prohibit patients from drinking stronger drinks. The study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Created a drug that restores muscles after surgery

In Russia, researchers have created a drug that allows to remove muscle relaxants from the patient’s body, which are used to relax muscles during surgery. The new drug has fewer side effects and is cheaper than currently used drugs.

The mystery of the oxygen disaster and the emergence of complex life on Earth is revealed

A study by scientists at rice University offers a new theory that will help explain the oxygen catastrophe-the appearance of significant concentrations of oxygen in The earth’s atmosphere about 2.45 billion years ago, which led to a radical change in the atmosphere and biosphere of our planet.

Chronic diseases will be treated with artificial neurons

British scientists together with colleagues from other countries have invented a fundamentally new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. They have developed artificial neurons on silicon chips that function just like real ones, according to Nature Communications.

Smoking accelerates the aging process of the face

Experts have found that Smoking accelerates the aging process of the face. According to PLOS Genetics, changes in the appearance of Smoking people are caused by a bad habit, not genes that increase the chances of cigarette addiction.

Us researchers discover new HIV strain for first time in 20 years

For the first time about a possible new subtype of HIV started talking in 1983, when in the blood of a patient from the Congo found the virus, genetically far from subtypes H and J. Seven years later, the same was found in another patient, also a citizen of the Congo. And only now, after studying the virus isolated from the biomaterial of the third HIV-infected Congolese, the researchers confirmed that a previously unknown variety exists.

NASA showed a suit for the ” red planet»

Engineers have created two spacesuits, writes the American portal NBC News. In the OCSS (Orion Crew Survival System) model, the astronaut will be inside the spacecraft, and in the xemu (Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit) suit, he will go into outer space and to the surface of the moon.