19 Dec, 2019

News digest for 12/18/2019

The Russian military is confident in the preparation of NATO troops for a large-scale conflict

Chief of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Valery Gerasimov, speaking at a briefing to military attaches of foreign States, recalled that in the doctrinal documents of Brussels, Russia is assigned the status of an enemy, and during the December NATO summit it was stated that the efficiency of the transfer of reinforcement forces to the “Eastern flank” of the Alliance has increased significantly.

Work continues on the deployment of US missile DEFENSE components in Europe. In the Baltic States and Poland, the waters of the Black and Baltic seas, military activity is increasing, the intensity of military exercises of the bloc is increasing. Their scenarios point to NATO’s purposeful preparation to engage its troops in a large-scale military conflict, ” Gerasimov added.

The Kremlin agrees with the statement of the General staff of the Armed forces of Russia on the preparation of NATO to full-scale conflict, Moscow is concerned about the continuing expansion of the military infrastructure of the Alliance towards the Russian border, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

Donetsk people’s Republic will continue integration with Russia

According to the head of the DPR Pushilin, after the meeting of the “Normandy four” it became clear who is a friend and who is an enemy of the DPR. In addition, he drew attention to the fact that the possibility of developing cross-border cooperation with Russia is enshrined in the Package of measures.

“Therefore, economic, socio-cultural, scientific, educational, sports, domestic and other interaction with the Russian Federation fully fits into the concept of peaceful settlement of the conflict»

It is noted that the integration with Russia corresponds to the Minsk agreements and the republics will approach Moscow regardless of the desire of Kiev and Western countries.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle has once again successfully launched in the US

The rocket should put into orbit a satellite developed by Boeing. The company has provided space for two customers-a Japanese pay-TV service provider and Singapore-based Kratos. They placed two of their satellites in it, JCSAT-18 and Kacific-1.

The first stage of the rocket landed on a floating platform called of Course I Still Love You (“of Course I still love you”). SpaceX noted that this landing was booster’s third. The company’s vessels will also try to net two fairing flaps.

Greenpeace congratulated Petersburgers with a radioactive New year

Greenpeace activists held in St. Petersburg protest against the import of Russian “uranium tailings” from Germany. According to Greenpeace, the vessel “Mikhail Dudin” with a new batch of “uranium tails” will arrive in St. Petersburg this week, and then the cargo will be sent by train to Novouralsk in the Sverdlovsk region. The police detained the expert “Gripnis” Rashid accusing him that he illegally occupied the land in front of the Gostiny Dvor, said “Open media” his lawyer Olga Krivonos.

Russia has already accumulated about 1 million 200 thousand tons of “tails”. All of them are stored in the open air, and storage sites can be seen on satellite photos of Google maps (Novouralsk, Angarsk, Seversk, Zelenogorsk), their number continues to grow.

Detained near Kazan eco-activists were issued fines. One person was arrested

Zelenodolsk city court of Tatarstan considered 32 administrative cases against 16 protesters detained the day before in a tent camp near Kazan. Activists opposed the construction of an incinerator.

A total of 19 people were detained. Each was charged with two articles of the administrative Code – on disobedience to the police (article 19.3) and the organization of mass stay of citizens, which caused a violation of public order (article 20.2.2 of the administrative Code). According to security officials, the camp of activists interfered with the free movement of construction equipment and the organization of construction works. At the same time, the activists allegedly did not comply with the requirements of the police and did not stop blocking the work.

The US Senate passed the defense budget

The U.S. Senate passed a majority vote on the draft U.S. defense budget for 2020 in the amount of $ 738 billion, according to Reuters. Now the document must go to the signature of us President Donald Trump.

The draft defense budget included sanctions against the Russian gas pipelines “Nord stream-2” and “Turkish stream”. According to us lawmakers, this measure will help ensure the energy security of Europe.

Also, the draft budget included several other measures “to deter aggression” of Russia. In particular, it is assistance to Ukraine, including the supply of lethal weapons, as well as a ban on the transfer of American f-35 fighters to Turkey-it was introduced because Turkey bought the s-400 Triumph from Russia.

Russian TV channels against cable and Internet channels

Russian media holdings have sent letters to Telecom operators and cable operators demanding that they stop broadcasting live versions of their TV channels on the Internet at the end of December. This is reported by Vedomosti, which studied copies of the letters.

By law, any company with a broadcasting license, as indicated by Vedomosti, is obliged to broadcast 20 public channels to its subscribers. Often operators show TV over the Internet and their video services. TV channels consider this a violation, because they do not have Internet rights to some content, for example, foreign series.

Zelensky signed the law on the extension of the special status of Donbass

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky signed amendments to the law on the special status of Donbass, follows from the data in the card of the document on the website of the Verkhovna Rada. Thus, its validity is extended until the end of 2020.

Amendments to the law “on special order of local self-government in certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions” were adopted by parliamentarians on December 12

The LNR Parliament established the boundaries of the Republic on the borders of the Luhansk region

Earlier, Leonid Pasechnik said that he had submitted to the people’s Council a bill defining the boundaries of the LPR within the Luhansk region of Ukraine.

“I submitted to the people’s Council the bill “on the state border of LNR”. Following its provisions, the border of the Republic is determined by the entire territory of the former Luhansk region, and its protection is carried out along the demarcation line by the people’s militia, ” the beekeeper wrote in his Twitter account.

The militants are preparing a bridgehead for the invasion of Central Asia

Russian security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said the militants were preparing a bridgehead in Northern Afghanistan to invade Central Asia through Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

According to him, the ultimate goal of the militants is the creation of the so-called Great Khorasan, which includes the territories of Afghanistan and Central Asia.

Expelled for singing a song by rapper Miyagi

According to Telegram-channel BAZA, in the Republic of Chechnya, two students of the College of culture and arts were expelled for singing the song of rapper Miyagi- “Propaganda”. The leadership did not like the lyrics of the track. Students were dismissed with the formulation “For violation of normative-legal acts”. They studied in the areas of “Solo and choral singing” and “Choral conducting”.

Rospotrebnadzor proposed to create a Bank of reference samples of drinking water

Rospotrebnadzor proposed to introduce state registration of all types of drinking water in packaging and to create a Bank of reference (standard) water samples. About it writes RBC with reference to the letter of Department sent to the Ministry of agriculture. The CPS confirmed the letter was sent. Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor proposed to introduce mandatory labeling of mineral water to combat counterfeiting.

In the Lipetsk region, the patient fell out of the ambulance on the road.

According to the Prosecutor’s office, during transportation to another hospital, the woman became ill. She asked for the help of a medic, but the paramedic “rudely offered to calm her down.” The pensioner got up from the seat, leaned on the door and fell on the road. The elderly woman suffered a broken hip and jaw, writes Gubernia Daily. It was only when the team arrived at the hospital that they discovered the patient had disappeared. Doctors returned for her, at this time the woman was assisted by police officers.

How much microplastics do we consume

About 100 thousand particles per year. This is about 300 pieces a day, or somewhere on a particle every 5 minutes. Most of them are contained in water and beer(!!!), but and in the air lack, and even in honey they there is.

The trump administration does not recognize the Armenian genocide despite the decision of the Senate.

The us state Department stated that it does not consider the mass killings and deportation of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in the first half of the twentieth century genocide, contrary to the decision of the us Senate.

Japan demanded from Russia to return the detained fishing vessels

Japan through diplomatic channels requires Russia to return to the home port of five detained fishing vessels along with the crew, reported the Agency “Kyodo” with reference to the Japanese foreign Ministry. The vessels were detained off the Kuril Islands for inspection.

State Duma deputies expanded the list of electronic notary services

The state Duma has expanded the list of notary services that can be provided in electronic form. The main part of the innovations will come into force a year after the official publication of the law.

In Russia proposed to fine manufacturers for false state Standards

For manufacturers can introduce a separate punishment for inaccurate information about the compliance of their products to GOST. Officials are discussing the possibility of fining up to 800 thousand rubles for this, such figures are spelled out in the draft of a Special part of the new administrative Code, Izvestia found»

The state Duma introduced a bill on state regulation of taxis.

They will allow transportation not only to legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, but also to self-employed citizens.

Will prohibit the management of taxi drivers who have rights issued in other countries.

Taxi services will be jointly and severally liable for the actions of carriers.

“Rosatom” said the need for Russia’s additional superfi

Russia needs another super shipyard for the construction of large-capacity vessels for the transportation of goods along the Northern sea route. This was stated by Deputy Director General of the state Corporation “Rosatom” and head of the Directorate of the Northern sea route Vyacheslav Ruksha, reports ” Interfax»

Evraz suspended coal exports through Ukraine

According to RBC sources, the reason for the refusal to approve Evraz’s application is that the Russian government has appointed Belkaztrans Ukraine, which does not yet have a contract with Ukrainian Railways, as the sole freight forwarder for the transit of coal from December 1 through the territory of Ukraine.

For the Main temple of the Russian military building materials purchased in Leroy Merlin

The French chain of shops for repair Leroy Merlin in early December received a contract from the Ministry of defense for the supply of construction materials for the Main temple of the armed forces of Russia, found “Open media”. The order for 100 million rubles went to the Russian daughter of the retailer-LLC “Leroy Merlin Vostok” – without competition as the only supplier, it follows from the procurement documents. This is the largest state contract of the French retailer in Russia

And no protests will prevent this

Incineration plants in the suburbs and garbage removal from the capital to other regions-to be, and no protests will not prevent this, announced the mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin deputies of the Moscow city Duma. Open media quotes him verbatim:

“I am very amused when they say to me: “Listen, in the Moscow region, incinerators are being built-a nightmare. On the territory of Moscow in the time of Yuri Mikhailovich built incinerators-a nightmare. Let’s close everything.”

This disgrace. This does not correspond to any modern trends. And so on… Well, close. They say: “and these polygons that you create, what are you doing? In Ties going to get garbage into the forest, God forbid! Can you imagine what will happen there?! And you there any polygons create. In Kaluga! Are you crazy?“

Colleagues, well, let’s take out nothing and burn nothing. Well, if you give me the address of the yard where you live, I will gladly leave garbage in this yard. Say GBU-shke our own, “the not Yet”: do not take I from there — problem solved!»

No one else lives there

Deputies of the legislative Assembly of the Sverdlovsk region liquidate four settlements in the region. The issue will be considered tomorrow at the Committee on regional policy and legislation. As can be seen from the agenda, the abolition of the subject to a New village in Slobodo-Turinsky district, village Antonivka in the Camps, the village Dam in Nev and poselok Podgornaya in Polevskoy.

The liquidation takes place on the initiative of the local Duma: according to deputies, in small settlements there are no more houses and permanent population. There are no roads, engineering infrastructure and at least some useful buildings.

“Settlements have lost signs of settlements and have no prospects for further development,” the explanatory notes to the bills say.

The Main events of the news events of the search service “Yandex” and the Kremlin

“Kommersant FM”: “Yandex” on the basis of search queries of Russians called the main events of the year Ukrainian elections, the fire in Notre Dame and Moscow rallies. In the top ten was also the case of Ivan Golunov. What events would the Kremlin consider the most important in the past year?

Dmitry Peskov: Offhand, as for us, I would say that the main thing will happen. This is the Crimean bridge, it will begin to operate a railway connection. In any case, the main topics should be related to the development of the country. And international events probably also always remain in the spotlight. It is difficult to identify specific events immediately.

Shamsutdinov, who shot his colleagues, was recognized as a victim

A criminal case of hazing in a military unit of the TRANS-Baikal territory was initiated against one of the conscripts of the same military unit where Ramil Shamsutdinov served, who opened fire on his colleagues in October. Shamsutdinov’s lawyer Ruslan Nagiyev told Open media about this.

“The case is brought against a specific person. This colleague of his, a conscript soldier, is not an officer, ” Nagiyev said, declining to name the person involved in the case.

According to the lawyer, Shamsutdinov himself and several other soldiers were recognized as victims in the case of non-statutory relations (article 35 of the Criminal code). During the shooting in the military unit where they served, eight soldiers were killed.

The court rejected the claim of the noodle stand to Sable and Alborov

Alburi and Sable should have nothing noodle stand “pull-Pull”. The lawyer of FBK Alexey Molokoyedov in court proved that claims of cafe to oppositionists on 100 812 rubles are proved by nothing. About the lawyer said, “Open to the media»

Russia modernizes Syrian port of Tartus

It is planned to spend $500 million, which at the current rate is 31.3 billion rubles. About the same money Dmitry Medvedev is going to raise the Russian village (36 billion rubles).

Share of wages in GDP

The share of wages in GDP (us data, no data for Russia) is declining, especially in the last 20 years, as labor automation.

Zelensky proposed to “remove” the “special status” of Sevastopol

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky proposed to remove from the Constitution of the country the mention of the” special status ” of Sevastopol. This is stated in the text of the bill submitted to the Verkhovna Rada.

In Russia proposed to ban Smoking in the kitchens of communal

State Duma deputies from the faction “United Russia” submitted to the house of Parliament a bill to ban Smoking in kitchens, corridors and other common areas of communal apartments. The list of premises where Smoking is prohibited may expand.

Singapore court ordered to confiscate ” Sevastopol»

Singapore shipping agent appealed to the court for the confiscation of the Russian vessel because of debts that have accumulated as a result of forced downtime “Sevastopol” in the port, as the recipient refused to accept cargo from the company, which fell under us sanctions. The plaintiff estimated the total amount of debt at 61 million rubles.

“Avtodor” filed a lawsuit for almost 5.4 billion rubles to the “daughter” of Crocus Group

The state company “Russian highways” (“Avtodor”) filed a lawsuit for 5,393 billion rubles to “Crocus international”, which is part of the development holding Crocus Group Aras Agalarov, follows from the files of the Arbitration court of Moscow. The statement of claim came to court on December 16.

Russia and Belarus agree on compensation for tax maneuver

Russia and Belarus have agreed on a compensation scheme for the tax maneuver. This is reported by RBC owned by Grigory Berezkin, citing sources. It is claimed that Moscow will pay Minsk up to 1.5 billion dollars, introducing a reverse excise tax for Belarusian refineries (refineries).

The Central Bank may take a controlling stake in Sberbank

The government is considering the transfer of a controlling stake in Sberbank from the Central Bank to another government Agency, Reuters writes, citing sources close to the parties to the discussion. The state through the Central Bank owns 50% plus 1 share in the authorized capital of Sberbank


Japanese financiers, who have followed the UPS and downs of the yen and dollar for five days, noted that these processes are as random as the Brownian motion.


The media learned about the discontent of the security forces with the idea to simplify access to the subsoil

The government may reject the bill proposed by the Ministry of natural resources, which proposes to increase the threshold value for gold-bearing subsoil plots of Federal significance from 50 to 200 tons, Kommersant reports, citing a source close to the Ministry.

The document is prepared pursuant to orders of the President of the Russian Federation and submitted to the government in June to “attract private investment, including foreign, in the extraction of gold ore, the development of inaccessible areas, and to increase the interest in gold mining in Russia”, reported the Ministry of natural resources

Retailers recorded an increase in the average price of a smartphone

The average cost of a smartphone in Russia this year increased from 15.6 to 16.6 thousand rubles. This is reported by mobile retailer MTS.

“The trend to increase the average price of the device was confirmed by the specialists of the group “M. Video-Eldorado”, ” writes RBC.

MTS notes that the number of smartphones sold in the market has not changed. The increase was only 1%. However, the volume in monetary terms, the market of Russian gadgets grew by 6.4%.

Salary debts in Russia rose to 2.9 billion rubles

Overdue salary arrears in Russia as of December 1, 2019 amounted to 2.907 billion rubles and increased by 10.2% in November. This is evidenced by the data of Rosstat, published on December 16.

Saudi Aramco acquires stake in South Korean refinery

Saudi Aramco, through its subsidiary Aramco Overseas Company B. V. (AOC), bought 17 percent of South Korean oil refiner Hyundai Oilbank from Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings for $1.2 billion, Saudi Aramco said. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval.

Natural gas production in China exceeded 170 billion m3

The country’s newly confirmed gas reserves in 2019 reached 1.4 trillion m3, which is 68% more than in 2018. in 2020, China intends to: expand the development of gas fields; intensify the construction of natural gas production, supply, storage and marketing systems; improve oil production and other key technological innovations.

In Turkey, banned YouTube and GMail after complaints “Yandex” on Google

The reason was the complaint of “Yandex” in the antitrust authorities of Turkey on Google for the lack of choice of the default search engine in the Chrome browser for Android. In 2018, the Russian company “Yandex” has complained to the Turkish Antimonopoly authorities on Google.

In Russia there was an application for complaints about the roads

The Ministry of communications on behalf of Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov released a mobile application ” public Services. Roads”, which will allow the Russians to assess the repair of the road surface, as well as to leave complaints about the unsatisfactory condition of the roads. This is stated in the message of the official representative of Akimov, received by RBC.

When implementing a national project, we fundamentally need feedback from people. We will rely on 90% of the assessment of the regional authorities not on formal indicators, but on the degree of people’s reaction-whether it is negative or positive to the ongoing efforts. – Maxim Akimov, Russian politician

The report indicates that in 2020, the application is planned to be integrated into the main program “public Services”.

The US air force wanted to place INF missiles in Asia

Us air force commander Charles brown said the deployment of us medium-range or shorter-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) would strengthen US security

The United States is recording signs in the DPRK of preparations for a possible launch of a long-range missile in violation of its voluntary moratorium.

Russia has expanded the list of banned goods from Ukraine

The Russian government has expanded the list of goods that are prohibited to import from Ukraine. It included cornstarch, glucose, fructose, medical tubes, heating pads, radiators and boilers for Central heating. In addition, the government has expanded the list of citizens of Ukraine against whom special economic measures are introduced.

“Naftogaz” has filed a lawsuit against Ukraine

Ukrainian state-owned company “Naftogaz” sued the authorities of Ukraine, writes the American weekly magazine Time. The reason for the claim of “Naftogaz” was previously issued by the Ukrainian authorities permission to the American company to develop an oil and gas field in the Chernihiv region. Naftogaz believes that those who made this decision acted in violation of the law and were not impartial.

The court established the right of the United States to receive income from the sales of Snowden’s book

The court in Virginia ruled on the right of the US government to receive funds received from the sale of the book by former us intelligence officer Edward Snowden “Permanent record” (Permanent Record). This was reported by the Washington Post on December 18.

Deputies of Transbaikalia have agreed to give privileges for heat to religious organizations

Deputies Of the legislative Assembly of Transbaikalia adopted in the first reading a bill on preferential tariffs for thermal energy in the region. Benefits will be provided to religious organizations. The authority to establish the procedure for granting subsidies for compensation is proposed to be assigned to the government of Transbaikalia

Johnson does not allow his Ministers to attend the Davos forum

The decision to ban members of the British government from attending the world economic forum (WEF) in Davos, which will be held in January 2020, was made by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. On December 17, reports the newspaper The Guardian.

According to the publication, with the help of this step, Johnson hopes to enlist the support of his supporters and strengthen the position of the Conservative party, which received a majority of votes in the elections to the Parliament of the Kingdom last week

The fate of the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” after the fire

The aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” after the fire will be repaired and returned to the Russian Navy, said the head of the United shipbuilding Corporation (USC) Alexei Rakhmanov. This is reported by “Interfax”. He noted that “Admiral Kuznetsov” did not suffer critical damage during the fire. At the same time, he said, it will take time to assess the damage.

“The ship is afloat. Stability is not lost. Means, will live”, – Rakhmanov told.

The fire on the aircraft carrier occurred on December 12. Two people were killed and 14 injured.

The order of the Prosecutor performed free of charge

Aslan Gagiev (jako), who is considered the leader of a criminal group that killed 60 people, fulfilled the order of Prosecutor Olga Shvetsova to eliminate her former son-in-law free of charge out of respect for the well — known Prosecutor in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. About it writes the newspaper “Kommersant”.

On December 15, the Leninsky district court of Vladikavkaz arrested Shvetsova for one month. She was detained on December 14 at Beslan airport. The woman was going to fly to Moscow and then fly to Germany. She had a one-year visa to this country, and she resigned from the Prosecutor’s office on the eve of departure.

Russians chose the best films of the year

Russians have chosen the best films of 2019. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the statistics of the project “Cinema Mail.ru on the first place of a rating there was a blockbuster of brothers Russo “Avengers: the Ending”.

The trailer for the cartoon ” Superman: Red Son»

It is an adaptation of the comic book of the same name, which tells the alternate history of Clark Kent, known as Superman. According to the plot of “red son”, the capsule with the little hero landed not in the United States, but in the Soviet Union.

Because of this, Superman became a model Communist, placed a hammer and sickle on his suit as a symbol, and gained Stalin’s respect. Yes, the leader of the peoples will also be in the cartoon-in the trailer, Joseph Vissarionovich thoughtfully asks the superhero what he intends to do. “I will save the world,” the Red Son simply replies.

In addition to Stalin in the cartoon will be other familiar characters to the viewer — for example, Wonder woman, Green lantern (and probably as part of the whole body!) and Batman in a fur hat. The film will be released in early 2020

Dates of military Tattoo format festivals have been determined

Military music festivals format Military Tattoo-in Edinburgh Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo-from 7 to 29 August, in Basel Basel Tattoo from 17 to 25 July. And on August 28, the XIII international military music festival “Spasskaya tower”will open in Moscow. The first batch of tickets for the Spasskaya tower festival goes on sale on December 18.

Exhibition ” school of the artist. Creative workshops RAH”

The exhibition consists of more than 200 works by both very young Russian authors and recognized masters. These are works of all kinds and genres of fine art-easel and monumental painting, graphic series and printed graphics (etching, lithography, silkscreen), book illustration, sculpture, scenography and architecture.

200 years since the birth of Russian poet and prose writer Yakov Polonsky

A representative of an impoverished noble family, Yakov Polonsky studied diligently, realizing that he would have to earn a living for himself. He chose what he thought was the right direction-law. But as a student he got together with Grigoriev, FET and Chaadaev, became interested in writing and even thought to live private lessons. Nevertheless, after graduation, Polonsky was sent to Odessa, then to Tiflis, where his poems brought the young official all-Russian fame.

Eventually, having settled in St. Petersburg, Polonsky became the editor of the magazine “Russian word”, and after-the employee of the Main Department for press Affairs. His creative legacy is great. These are collections of poems, poems, novels and short stories. Literary critics believe that there are few real pearls. Nevertheless, romances, written on poems Yakov Polonsky, enjoyed great popularity.

Exhibition “Russian wedding” in the State historical Museum

The exhibition “Russian wedding” in the State historical Museum began with the wedding ceremony. Marriage registration was held in the Museum for the first time in its history.

The exhibition will introduce the forgotten and largely lost Russian folk traditions. The exhibition presents icons of the XVII century, official lists of the wedding of tsars Mikhail Fedorovich and Alexei Mikhailovich, wooden high reliefs depicting a peasant wedding, paintings by famous artists.

One of the sections of the exhibition will tell about the important role of the dowry for the bride and the techniques of its preparation. Multimedia programs will introduce, including, modern wedding photos.

The Museum of Moscow will celebrate Christmas in Italian

The Italian Christmas festival will be held on December 28 and 29 at the Museum of Moscow. Its territory will turn into a festive Roman square – with a Christmas tree, Fairgrounds, a carousel and a photo zone.

The group “spleen” released a video for the song ” Secretly»

The video series of the work is built on the contrast of dark and light shades. The main character of the clip is the permanent leader of the group-Alexander Vasiliev

S8 Capital launches new mobile operator in Russia

Holding S8 Capital announced the launch of the mobile operator Next Mobile, which provides coverage for several mobile companies in Russia. Subscribers will automatically switch to a cellular network with a more stable connection without using different SIM cards.

Huawei is preparing a new flexible smartphone Mate Xs

Well-known insider Mukul Sharma has published patent images of the future flexible smartphone from Huawei. Representatives of the company previously reported that the new version of the flexible smartphone will be called Huawei Mate Xs. It should get an upgraded hinge mechanism and an improved flexible screen.

Blue backlight on the smartphone screen will help you to sleep better

To confirm the results, the scientists conducted an experiment with the environment. It turned out that the blue shade of the brain of most people perceives natural for sleep. Those wishing to fall asleep faster experts advised to use the warm blue color on the screens of smartphones, writes the BBC

Windows will force a new browser to be installed

The chromium-based browser will be available with the Windows 10 update, which will be released on January 15, 2020. The developers said that the update will happen in the background, that is, the user will actually be forced to switch to a new browser without the ability to return to the old one.

Windows 10 has ads. It cannot be disabled

Microsoft has added advertising to Windows 10, which is displayed to all users, although not yet in all programs. As of December 16, 2019, only those who use regular Mail and Calendar applications (“Mail and calendar”) can see the advertisement.

All new advertising, according to the resource MSPowerUser, can not be turned off-Microsoft does not provide the user with this opportunity. In addition, there are no options to configure its display – it is always there, that is, part of the working window of the application is always unavailable for use.

An important point: in-app advertising is not an experimental feature of future stable versions of Windows 10, available only to beta testers. According to Softpedia.com, it is in stable version 1909, which was released on November 12, 2019. on December 6, 2019, Microsoft began a forced upgrade of Windows 10 to this version.

Radiation therapy disrupts communication between neurons in the brain

American experts have discovered the reason why radiation therapy disrupts the communication of neurons in the brain. According to the researchers, the reason lies in the behavior of microglia cells – macrophages of the thinking apparatus. In the course of experiments on laboratory animals, experts have found that due to radiation in the brain there is an immune response that breaks the connections between neurons. Perhaps this explains the memory impairment in patients after radiation therapy, writes Naked Science.

HP has presented a fingerprint mouse with a fingerprint sensor

The American company Hewlett-Packard presented a computer mouse Fingerprint with a built-in fingerprint sensor. Thanks to this function, an authorized user has the opportunity to lock his Windows-device and thus reliably protect it from intruders.

Japan to strengthen control over tech giants

Japan will tighten business rules to prevent tech giants like Facebook or Google from abusing their influence and gaining an unfair advantage over small businesses

Physicists have discovered a new fundamental force of the Universe

A group of Hungarian physicists reported new evidence of another, previously unknown, form of interaction in the world of elementary particles. Experiments have shown that the carrier of this effect is probably a hypothetical particle X17.

Earlier, in 2016, Hungarian physicists published the results of a study of the standard and anomalous decay of the unstable isotope beryllium (Be-8). Studying the intensity of the flow of particles arising from the decay of this isotope, scientists have recorded an abnormal jump in the formation of electron-positron pairs, scattering at an angle of 140 degrees. According to scientists, this indicates the existence of a neutral particle (boson) with a mass of 16.7 MeV, the decay of which creates the detected anomaly. It is also assumed that this particle is a carrier of interaction of a previously unknown form. Later, the results of this work were successfully repeated by scientists from the United States.

NASA has discovered a new kind of magnetic explosion on the Sun

NASA’s solar dynamics Observatory observed a magnetic explosion the likes of which had never been recorded before. In the Sun’s scorching upper atmosphere, the prominence – a large loop of material launched by an eruption on the solar surface-began to fall back to the Sun’s surface. But before he could do so, the prominence crashed into the abyss of magnetic lines of force, causing a magnetic explosion.


The first map of the neutron star surface was created

Us astrophysicists have mapped the surface of a neutron star for the first time. It is believed that these cosmic bodies are formed after the death of massive stars, but their properties remain virtually unexplored, reports The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Chinese lunar Rover set a record for the duration of the mission on the moon

The Chinese lunar Rover “Yutu-2” set a record for the duration of the mission on The earth’s natural satellite: it works on the back of the moon for more than 340 days. Previously, the record belonged to the Soviet Rover “Lunokhod-1”, whose mission lasted 321 days.

China to launch first commercial 5g satellite

The head of GalaxySpace Xu Ming said that the launch of this satellite will be the first step of the company in the development of space communication technologies. In the future, GalaxySpace plans to reduce the cost of producing 5g communications satellites.