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Scientists have taught a tiny bacterium to move

The syn-3 bacterium is inherently immobile, but its DNA has been manipulated, and now the microorganism can move at will. This is the smallest living organism whose DNA experiments have been successful.

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British publisher Sight and Sound has released a list of the 100 Greatest Films of All Time, which has been updated every 10 years since 1952. The top three included: «Jeanne Dielman, Quai Commerce 23, Brussels 1080» Chantal Ackerman, «Vertigo» by Alfred Hitchcock and «Citizen Kane» by Orson Welles. Movies of the last decade include Get Out by Jordan Peele, Portrait of a Girl on Fire by Celine Siamma, Moonlight by Barry Jenkins, and Parasite by Bong Joon-ho.


Rolex SA will begin issuing certificates of authenticity to authorized dealers selling pre-owned watches, giving the Swiss company more control over its products and shaking up the $20 billion pre-owned luxury watch market. The pre-owned luxury watch market is predicted to grow to $35 billion by 2030. Rolex watches account for the largest share of used watch sales.

Bucherer’s Swiss dealer will be the first to sell pre-owned Rolex watches certified as authentic by the company in stores across Europe. Other authorized Rolex dealers will be able to start participating in the program in spring 2023. Rolex has said it will only certify watches that are at least three years old.

Rolex is the largest Swiss watch brand, producing about 1 million watches a year with annual sales of about 8 billion Swiss francs ($8.5 billion) and a market share close to 29%, writes Bloomberg.


Iranian authorities abolish «vice police» and said they plan to revise the law on wearing the hijab

«The vice police have been disbanded, but the judiciary will continue to solve this social problem,» said Attorney General Mohammad Jaafar Montazeri.

This comes after more than two months of protests that swept the country after the death of 22-year-old Kurdish girl Mahsa Amini, who was detained by the «vice police» for «wrong wearing the hijab»


The Israeli Air Force attacked Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip hours after a rocket was fired from it into southern Israel. The Israeli military said the attack targeted a weapons manufacturing center and an underground tunnel.


OPEC+ countries have decided to stick to the current production plan amid the introduction of a price cap on Russian oil. The OPEC+ meeting, which was held in the format of an online meeting, lasted 20 minutes


Apple has accelerated plans to move some of its production out of China to India or Vietnam and is also looking to reduce its reliance on Taiwanese assemblers, sources told the WSJ. For a long time, China dominated the company’s supply chain.


Uganda and Zimbabwe have become space powers, launching their own satellites PearlAfricaSat-1 and ZimSat-1 into orbit.


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