5 May, 2018

The fight against Alexei Navalny continues

The Western military district at the last moment decided to conduct a military inspection of 4,5 thousand participants in the Victory Parade on Palace Square in St. Petersburg, reports “Fontanka”.

The event will be accompanied by large-scale restrictions and total cleansing of the territory from the civilian population by 14:00 hours on Saturday, May 5.

By this time, politician Aleksey Navalny urged his supporters to go to the city center within the framework of the action “He’s not our king”, which the St. Petersburg authorities refused to agree on.

“Fontanka” indicates that earlier the Western Military District did not advertise the conduct of the military inspection in the afternoon in the center of St. Petersburg. On the contrary, the command emphasized that “for the convenience of citizens and tourists rehearsals were postponed to a later time.” For example, on May 4, the training session was held at 22:00.

Before the previous parades of the Victory, the inspection of personnel was conducted outside St. Petersburg on the territory of military units. It does not require a binding to the terrain. The inspection checks the appearance of servicemen, the availability and condition of the equipment.

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Trump May 22 discuss with South Korean leader talks with Kim Jong-Eun

President of the United States Donald Trump will meet May 22 with South Korean counterpart Mun Zhe In and discuss with him his forthcoming talks with the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-no, RIA Novosti reports referring to the statement of the White House

Ukraine is preparing for the blockade of the Kerch Strait

Ukrainian admiral of reserve Igor Kabanenko said that the authorities of the country should prepare for the organization of convoy escorts and the blockade of the Kerch Strait from Russia. He stated this in an interview with Obozrevatel.

UN will consider North Korea’s request to establish air communication with South Korea

The International Civil Aviation Organization of the UN, whose headquarters is located in Montreal, explained that the request for opening air routes to South Korea from the DPRK is “under consideration.” “We will discuss this request on the basis of considerations of navigation and security,” the ICAO noted.

Ukraine sent a note of protest to Russia because of the detention of a ship off the coast of Crimea

Kiev considers illegal the detention of Russian fishing vessels by the Russian border guards in the Black Sea, demands the crew to be released, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

US siloviki detained and questioned Vekselberg in New York

Investigators of the team of US Attorney General Robert Mueller tried to interview Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, the New York Times reported, citing sources

The incident, according to the publication, occurred about two months ago at a New York airport, when a businessman came out of the business jet

Israel withdrew its candidature for membership in the UN Security Council

Israel decided not to participate in the struggle for the seat of a non-permanent member in the UN Security Council in 2019-2020.

“After consultations with our partners and good friends, Israel decided to postpone its nomination for a seat on the Security Council,” the agency quoted the statement of the Israeli Permanent Mission to the United Nations.


Moscow authorities urged residents not to participate in Navalny May 5 action

The Moscow authorities warn residents against participation in an unsanctioned rally on Tverskaya Street on May 5, which was called for by opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

In St. Petersburg, the supporter of Navalny received 10 days of arrest

Dzerzhinsky court of St. Petersburg arrested the supporter of the oppositionist Alexei Navalny, an activist of “Open Russia” Ilya Gantvarg for ten days.

At the regional headquarters of Navalny, the agency was told that the activist was arrested for disobeying the police for actions to commemorate the tragedy in Kemerovo on March 28. In addition, Gantvarg was fined ten thousand rubles for violating the rules of holding mass events.

Celebration of Victory Day in Moscow will cost 615 million rubles

According to RBC estimates, based on information from the public procurement portal, spending on the celebration of Victory Day in Moscow will amount to at least 615 million rubles. In particular, about 150 million rubles. will go for the transportation of servicemen.

Trump promised to protect the right to bear arms

President of the United States Donald Trump again promised to protect the right of Americans to carry weapons, guaranteed by the second amendment of the constitution. He stated this at a meeting of members of the National Rifle Association in Dallas.

We have an administration of the president who is fighting to protect your second amendment, and we will defend the second amendment. The second-amended law right is under siege, but they will never be under siege while I’m president. – Donald Trump, 45th US President

Two years for comment on the social network

Gagarinsky District Court of Sevastopol on Friday, May 4, sentenced Igor Movenko, a resident of the city, to two years in prison for commenting on the social network VKontakte. Placed on the Internet the statement of the Ukrainian in the FSB was considered an extremist appeal.

The lawyer of the convicted Oksana Zheleznyak did not provide the journalists with comments, for which Movenko was tried. According to Mediadzona, among them there is this: “Everyone knows my position, and I can tell anyone at a meeting that the Crimea is Ukraine.” “Even though I’m a warrior, I’ll put a particularly violent knife in my throat.”

Three grammatical errors were found on the memorial “Kursk Bulge”

In the word “occupation”, which according to the rules of the Russian language is written through “o”, there are traces of wiping and traces of the first letter of the alphabet – apparently, “a” tried to fix it on “o”. In the word “fascist”, the second “s” was missed. And, finally, in the reduction of “Mr. Kursk “supporters of strict grammatical rules found another punctuation error – there is no gap.

Chechen fighters threw a cat

The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov spoke about the state of health of the cat, which two fighters of the Grozny club “Berkut” played like a ball. According to him, everything is in order with the animal, “he is well-fed, well-groomed, affectionate and happy with life.”

They had no intention to offend the animal, look at the video as neatly they catch it, with love. And the cat does not scratch, it does not break. With the cat everything is in order, he is well-fed, well-groomed, affectionate and happy with life. – Ramzan Kadyrov, Russian statesman

OBZH improve after the tragedy in the “Winter Cherry”

Concepts will be considered in May at the board of the Ministry of Education and Science, the RF government said in response to a request by the State Duma deputy from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Valery Rashkin to take additional measures to educate the population in the field of fire safety in connection with the fire in the Kemerovo shopping center “Winter Cherry”.

Russians eat too much bread, sugar and potatoes

“Consumption of bread products per capita in 2017, according to the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, was 118.3 kg at the recommended rate of 96 kg / year per person and remains unchanged over the past few years,” the ministry said.

It also became known that sugar consumption per capita in 2017 was 39.4 kg with a recommended consumption rate of 24 kg.

Free travel around Europe

Eighteen-year-old residents of the European Union will have the opportunity to travel for free. As part of the DiscoverEU program in the summer of 2018, young people will be provided with 15,000 tickets for travel around Europe.

Siluanov called the purpose of introducing tax for self-employed

The tax for self-employed citizens is introduced so that they fulfill all the duties of a working citizen, and not for the sake of additional fees. This was stated by the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov on the air of the TV channel “Russia 24”.

We want those entrepreneurs who work without registration, without paying taxes, without participation in the formation of their social rights, can very easily register, pay taxes and, in fact, fulfill all the obligations of a citizen who works. – Anton Siluanov, Russian statesman

Complaints against Roskomnadzor due to the fight against Telegram

The appeals were received by the “hot line” of the Regional Public Center for Internet Technologies (ROCIT). By May 4, 6184 complaints were received, which were sent to the ILV. The overwhelming majority (96%) of them are the appeals of natural persons. In particular, they have lost access to gaming services and paid applications.

At gas stations in Bashkiria, gasoline prices have risen

No sooner had the residents of the republic come to their senses from the April changes on the scoreboard of gas stations, as new metamorphoses did not take long. On the night of May 5, fuel prices rose immediately by 30 kopecks.

The price of gasoline in Khakassia increased by 70 kopecks

In Khakassia gasoline prices of AI-92 and AI-95 brands have risen in price, weekly monitoring of the cost of fuel from the Khakas OFAS Russia shows. The cost of 95 passed for 40 rubles per liter. Price lists have changed at gas stations “KhTK – Abakan”.


In the United States recreated the second Navy fleet

US Navy Commander Richard Davidson announced the re-establishment of the second fleet in connection with the “competition of the great powers”, the press service of the navy said.

Our national defense strategy makes it clear that we are back in the era of great power competition as the security situation becomes more complex. That is why today we are rebuilding the Second Fleet to respond to these changes, especially in the North Atlantic. – John Richardson, American Field Commander

The US Navy Air Carrier Group launched attacks in Syria

The US aircraft carrier, led by the aircraft carrier Harry Truman, launched attacks against the IG * in Syria, the US Navy press service said. The operations started on May 3, the report said. The blows are applied from the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea.

Trump called the cause of a possible nuclear war

President of the United States Donald Trump believes that the manifestation of weakness can lead to nuclear war. The American leader said this at the 147th annual conference of the National Rifle Association.

Israel was told about a “hot line” with the Russian airbase in Syria

The hotline, which has been operating for almost three years between the Israeli military and their Russian counterparts in Syria, helped prevent a serious incident in the first months of its operation when a VCS aircraft almost entered the airspace of a Jewish state, a former defense minister told RIA Novosti Israel Moshe Ya’alon.

UN Secretary General: Syria only partially answered the OPCW’s questions

UN Secretary General António Guterres said that the official Damascus only partially answered the OPCW’s questions about the Syrian chemical weapons program, and some of the questions remained unanswered.

The newest small rocket ship “Shkval” will be launched on May 5

Ships 22800 equipped with high-precision missile weapons, new artillery and anti-sabotage complexes. Producers state that all project vessels have high maneuverability

For a week in the Donbass as a result of the fighting killed three people

Over the past week, Ukrainian armed groups violated the ceasefire regime 165 times in the Donbas. As a result of the fighting, seven people were injured, three were killed. This was reported by the deputy commander of the operational command of the Democratic People’s Republic of China, Eduard Bazurin.


Kirkorov believes that Buzov is hated because of envy

Kirkorov said that all the hatred for Olga Buzovoy is formed because of envy. Recently, fans of Philip Kirkorov were alarmed by his close association with singer Olga Buzovoy.

Elizabeth Taylor called Audrey Hepburn a wonderful angel

In the list of legends of the 20th-century cinema screen, the American Institute of Cinematography gave Audrey Hepburn the third place. And the British television channel QVC called her the most beautiful woman of the past century. Hepburn was the first on the survey, bypassing both Angelina Jolie, and Grace Kelly, and Marilyn Monroe.

Anna Kournikova showed a photo taken during pregnancy

The athlete gave the beloved twins, the son of Nicholas and the daughter of Lucy. The other day, Kournikova decided to please her fans by publishing a photo on which she was imprinted at the 37th week of pregnancy. Anna poses in a black T-shirt, leggings and heels.

The trailer of the first dance-transgender series “Pose”

The first trailer of the new project of the tireless, inexhaustible Ryan Murphy (“Chorus”, “Enmity”, “American history of horrors”, “American history of crimes”) – a retro dance series “Pose” was unveiled. It is remarkable that most of the axial roles in it were played by transsexuals.

In Britain, released a coin with Prince Harry and Megan Markle

The image of the pair for the new £ 5 was made by designer Jody Clark, who worked on the image of Queen Elizabeth II on coins from 2015. The wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle will take place on May 19. About 600 people are invited to attend.

Monument to Robocop will be installed in Detroit

Robot policeman from Paul Verhoeven’s movie became a monument in Detroit. The money was collected from the project in 2011, and now the main cyber-human rights defender returns home using 3D scanning technology

Alla Pugacheva does not want her son to become an artist

Alla Pugacheva on the page in the social network Instagram has published a new video with the participation of her young son Harry. According to Primadonna, she very much hopes that the child will not choose the profession of an artist in future. On the shots shown the son of Alla Pugacheva shows the prepared salad

Gauguin Solntsev showed the body of a 72-year-old wife in a bikini

Gauguin Solntsev demonstrated the body of an elderly couple in a bikini. The participant of the project “Dom-2” spends his honeymoon with his wife on the beach. In the publication under the photo Solntsev pointed out that he had a great mood and wished the same to all his fans

Paris Hilton has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars and frank pictures

A female hacker stole from Paris Hilton several hundred thousand dollars and candid photos of a secular lioness.

The Ministry of Culture will host a presentation of the films that claim to the state support

The presentation of children’s films, author’s films and serials that will qualify for financial support of the Ministry of Culture will be held on May 25 and 26, the ministry received 264 applications, the head of the department of cinematography of the department Olga Lyubimova told journalists on Friday.

At London’s Heathrow Airport, flights to the “Death Star”

Flights to the “Death Star” and other planets and stars from the “Star Wars” universe appeared on an electronic scoreboard at London’s Heathrow Airport on an unofficial holiday celebrated on May 4 by fans of George Lucas’s epic, reports the airport’s Twitter.

Elizabeth II presented Paul McCartney with the Order of Honors of Honor

Former member of the rock band The Beatles, Paul McCartney received on Friday, May 4, the Order of Honors for his achievements in the field of music. The award was given to the musician by the Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II during the solemn ceremony in Buckingham Palace.

It’s a great honor for me and for my family, and I’m thinking about how proud my mom and dad from Liverpool would be if they could see it. – Paul McCartney, a British musician

The script episode of the series “Doctor Who” went under the hammer for £ 6,200

Scenario debut episode of the British TV series “Doctor Who” sold at the auction Aston’s for £ 6, 2 thousand This is reported by the BBC. The “Doctor Who and the Gum” series, dated November 23, 1963, was found in the house of actor William Hartnell in Sussex.

Ministry of Culture appealed to the Prosecutor General’s Office

The Ministry of Culture and the Cinema Foundation found 21 film companies, which either did not return the money received from the budget, or, having received money on a gratuitous basis, did not make films.

Eurovision participant from Ukraine forgot his native language and switched to Russian

The representative of Ukraine at the song contest “Eurovision-2018” Melovin forgot a few words in the Ukrainian language at the press conference and continued to answer questions mixed with Russian words.

Vin Diesel revealed the name of the director of the new “Fast and the Furious”

As it became known, the director of the following parts of the film will perform Justin Lee. It is specified that he already has experience working with the team – he shot four pictures, starting with the tape “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”. According to Vin Diesel, the events in the ninth part of the picture will unfold in Africa.

Deep Purple will celebrate its 50th anniversary in the “Olympic”

The cult group Deep Purple will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a big anniversary concert on the stage of the Olympic sports complex on May 30. You will have a unique opportunity to see one of the most influential bands in the history of music.

Day of “Star Wars”: fans of the saga celebrate the Jedi holiday

The first part of the movie Star Wars was released on May 25 41 years ago, but fans celebrate the birthday of their favorite movie on the fourth. The fact is that in English the cult phrase “May the Force Be With You” is also heard by hearing as “May 4”.

Putin congratulated Shemyakin on his jubilee

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated artist and sculptor Mikhail Shemyakin on his 75th birthday. A message about this appeared on the Kremlin’s official website.

The breadth of interests, the subtle sense of the epoch, the organic combination of various genres, styles and trends in their works allow you to work a lot and fruitfully, to remain one of the most popular artists of our time. – Vladimir Putin

Troy Siwan dedicates the song to the passive

In his tweet, Sivan hinted that he had dedicated a song to men who had sex in a passive role. “I want to sing this song on every gay pride,” the singer said in an interview with Dazed


In Transbaikalia, a brown coal deposit is burning

The Ministry of Emergency Situations said that a fire broke out at Kharanorskoye brown coal deposit, being developed in the Borzinsky district of Transbaikalia. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the regional department of the department.

Fire in the house of a large family in Orenburg region: two children were killed

In Orenburg, two girls died in a fire in an apartment building in which a large family lived. Three more people were hospitalized with burns and carbon monoxide poisoning. Such data was reported by the representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Orenburg region.

In the Hawaiian Islands there was an earthquake

The magnitude of the earthquake on the largest of the Hawaiian Islands (USA), where the volcano Kilauea is erupting, reached 6.9. This was told by the US Geological Survey.

The FSB announced the detention of five members of the IG in Yaroslavl

In Yaroslavl on May 3-4, five members of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IG, banned in the Russian Federation), who planned terrorist attacks in Russia, were detained. This is reported on the website of the Federal Security Service (FSB).

Border guards confiscated 50 crocodiles at Heathrow Airport

Border guards of the British airport Heathrow found and seized five boxes, in which were 50 crocodiles. This is reported by The Telegraph. It is noted that boxes with one-year-old crocodiles arrived from Malaysia, they were to be delivered to a farm in Cambridgeshire

Under Peter, a truck rammed a minibus FSIN with prisoners

In the Leningrad region, a DAF truck drove into the oncoming traffic and crashed into a Valdai minibus, in which were four employees of the Federal Penitentiary Service and five convicts. As a result of the accident, 3 people were killed.

Raccoon ripped off a flight to Toronto

Raccoon, stuck in an Air Canada plane, delayed a flight to Toronto for a few hours. This is reported by the CBC.

An animal hiding inside the hose of the air conditioner was found before boarding on board, when the crew connected a pipe with air to the aircraft. After that, the raccoon took off and got into the ventilation system.

According to him, the members of the ground crew had to remove the aircraft panels in order to rescue the raccoon. A few hours later they managed to save the beast, and he immediately ran away. It is still unknown how he got into the air conditioning hose.

As compensation for the delay in the flight, the airline offered passengers vouchers for the purchase of food at the airport and a discount on the future flight.


The Central Bank of Russia reported a record loss for the year

The Bank of Russia published a report for 2017, which says that the regulator’s loss amounted to 435.3 billion rubles. Against profit in the amount of 43.7 billion rubles. a year earlier.

The National Welfare Fund for April grew by 5%

In terms of dollars, the volume of the fund decreased as of May 1 from $ 65.88 billion to $ 63.91 billion as of April 1. Let’s remind, volume ФНБ for March has grown in rubles by 2% and has made 3,773 трлн rbl. In February, the government tightened the rules for the placement of FNB funds in financial institutions

Glencore and QIA terminated the agreement to sell 14.16% of Rosneft shares

The consortium of the Swiss trader Glencore and the Qatar sovereign fund QIA refused to sell the 14.16% stake in Rosneft to the Chinese CEFC. Officially, the reason for this decision is not specified, but, apparently, it is related to the internal problems of the company from the Middle Kingdom.

Iraq will sign an agreement with BP on the development of Kirkuk fields

Iraq plans to sign an agreement on the development of deposits in the province of Kirkuk in the north of the country with the British oil and gas company BP, said the representative of the Ministry of Oil Assem Jihad

Director General of Air France resigned

Jean-Marc Janaillac, Air France-KLM CEO, will step down after the company employees refuse to accept his salary offer. On this Friday, May 4, told the newspaper Le Figaro

Buffett in the I quarter bought another 75 million shares of Apple

The investment firm of American billionaire Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway in the first quarter bought 75 million shares of Apple, reports CNBC. At the end of 2017, Berkshire owned 165.3 million shares of Apple, that is, about 3.3% of all currently held shares of the company.

The government approved the plan for the development of Transbaikalia for eight years

The Russian government approved the program of social and economic development of the region for 2018-2025, proposed by the authorities of Transbaikalia, based on cross-border cooperation with China and Mongolia, the document was published on the official portal of legal information.

The program consists of more than 30 items, in particular, it is planned to create a complex of tourist infrastructure, increase the capacity of the multilateral automobile checkpoint Zabaikalsk, prepare projects for the construction of a railway line from the Russian border to the Sichiao airport in Manchuria.

The development plan envisages the construction of a grain terminal, the work of the Bystrinsky Mining and Processing Plant, the creation of the Amazar Industrial Park, the construction of the sixth mine at the Priargunsky Mining and Chemical Combine, the reconstruction of the regional drama theater, the support of agriculture, culture and health.

The volume of financing of the announced activities is 42.7 billion rubles, of which the main part – 27 billion – is made up of extrabudgetary sources, 14.6 billion – federal budget funds, 573 million – the region’s money.

Rosstat: Annual inflation in April in Russia was 2.4 percent

Annual inflation in April in Russia was 2.4 percent, and in monthly terms, the consumer price index increased by 0.4 percent. Such data are published in the official report of the Federal State Statistics Service on the dynamics of consumer prices.

Avangard Bank buys Ismailov shopping center in Moscow for 1.55 billion rubles

A shopping center with an area of 20.9 thousand square meters. m on the Izmaylovskoe highway was sold to the bank “Avangard” as a result of the auction, it follows from a message in a single federal register of information on bankruptcy. Earlier, this shopping center belonged to the structures of the ex-owner of the Cherkizovsky market Telman Ismailov, declared bankrupt.

Municipal debt of Nizhny Novgorod is more than 10.1 billion rubles

The municipal debt of Nizhny Novgorod as of May 1, 2018 is 10.12 billion rubles. This is reported in the extracts from the municipal debt book of Nizhny Novgorod.

Strengthening the dollar hit the emerging markets

Strengthening the dollar helps to reduce exchange rates, stock prices and bonds in emerging markets. Investors are concerned that issuers in these markets may have problems with the repayment of dollar debts, as well as risks that can hamper the growth of the world economy.

The Middle East competitor of Gazprom

The fuel and energy market is changing. One of the suppliers of gas may well be Egypt, to the purchase of gas, which showed interest in the European Union in the face of the European Commissioner for Energy Miguel Arias Cañete. In April, he paid a working visit to Cairo.

The signing of the relevant agreement is a matter of the near future. The document on the strategic partnership between the EU and Egypt in the field of energy is designed for 4 years, starting with this.

The status of the exporter is prophesied to Egypt after several large gas deposits were discovered in the east of the Mediterranean, the largest of which is Zohr. Egyptian deposits are estimated at 850 billion cubic meters of gas. The main operator is the Italian Eni.


Google introduced a paid subscription to use the Google Maps service

The platform Google Maps Platform will be interesting only to developers and large campaigns, because for them the service API will be offered for $ 200 a month. You can also use the free package, but there will be a number of restrictions

Instagram began testing the built-in payment function

The press service of the company Instagram announced the appearance in the social network of a new function of built-in payments. It is reported that the innovation will link the bank cards to the profile and thereby pay for services and goods without going to the seller’s website.

Apple and Google are in no hurry to remove Telegram from stores

So far no positive results have happened and Telegram is still present in the stores of Google Play and AppStore. Meanwhile, the Office continues to try to explain its position, but Apple and Google are in no hurry to remove Telegram from stores

“Yandex” introduced a voice assistant “Alice” in the navigator

“Yandex” introduced a voice assistant “Alice” in the navigator. The company reported this on Friday. “Alice” can both build a route, and solve some problems.

Users of social networks found in the “VKontakte” analogue Telegram-channels

Users of social networks have found a test analogue of the Telegram channels. At the same time, the “Durov Code” resource confirmed the information about the testing of the channel version in “VKontakte”. Users of the social network “VKontakte” will soon help developers.

Google AdWords launches a new type of Shopping campaign

Google AdWords is launching a new type of Shopping campaign. They got the name goal-optimized. New campaigns will be optimized for a given goal, whether revenue or ROAS, using machine learning.

Expert: Twitter employees could sell user passwords

Twitter employees could take advantage of a mistake in the system of storing passwords, copying and selling data of social network users, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the director of the project direction of the company for the prevention and investigation of cybercrime Group-IB Anton Fishman.

Google will get rid of Play Newsstand

Google will get rid of news aggregator Play Newsstand in the polish old Google News application. This service will be updated to receive media elements, both thanks to the Newsstand format, and from YouTube.

Google started blocking the autoplay of videos in Chrome

In the January version of Chrome 64, it was already possible to stop the autoplay of video with sound on certain sites by right-clicking the mouse. Chrome 66 introduces new criteria that sites must match to be allowed to automatically start playing video with sound.

Google AdSense updated the policy for calculating ad impressions.

Served impressions are counted at the time AdSense finds an ad for a request on the server
Downloaded impressions are counted for each request when at least one of the selected ads is downloaded to the user’s device.

If the ad is not uploaded or the user has closed the tab, the impression will not be counted. As a result, some specialists working in AdSense can notice a decrease in the number of impressions and growth in CTR, RPM and other metrics.

Hockey club “Torpedo” and ignored Roskomnadzor

Nizhny Novgorod Hockey Club (HC) “Torpedo” opened its channel in Telegram, against which the court decided to limit activities in the territory of the Russian Federation. This is reported on the club’s website on May 3, 2018. The new telegram-channel received the name torpedonn.


China introduced its first microchip for cloud computing

Most of the cloud chips are used in cloud servers, including data centers. The theoretical maximum speed MLU100 is 128 trillion calculations per second. And it has a more complex structure than microchips that are used in conventional terminals.

Established a link between fast food and infertility

It is also reported that in recent years in economically prosperous countries infertility began to occur much more often. About the involvement of fast food to these phenomena, doctors started talking after monitoring the health of about six thousand women who were going to become a mother.

Scientists have learned to unravel the nodes of DNA molecules

In their experiment, scientists have shown that any nodes formed in the DNA molecule can be untangled by stretching the molecule. The results will be used to create the missing nodes of molecules, thanks to which it becomes easier to read long sections of the code.

Scientists have received embryos without ovum and sperm

Dutch scientists from Maastricht University during the infertility study created embryos using mouse stem cells. According to the author of the work of Nicolas Rivron (Nicolas Rivron), this was the first time. Biologists studied blastocysts – the early stage of embryo development.

Scientists: frequent trips to the sauna will reduce the risk of stroke

Scientists have found that frequent visits to saunas reduce the risk of people developing a stroke. Experts have found that people who visit the sauna 4-7 times a week, the risk of getting a stroke is reduced by 61 percent. People who visit the sauna 2-3 times a week are 14% less likely to have a stroke.

Scientists told how immunity is associated with the appearance of gray hair

The appearance of gray hair is associated with the gene MITF, responsible for the work of the body. American scientists have established the relationship between genes responsible for hair color and genes responsible for the immune system. The study is published in the journal PLOS Biology.

After conducting the experiment on mice, the specialists found out that the MITF gene, which is responsible for the regulation of the level of interferon proteins, so that the body can withstand bacteria and viruses, reduces the amount of these proteins in the melanocyte cells responsible for the pigmentation of the hair.

The first settlers to America could be about 250 people

Previous analyzes estimated the number of the first settlers in different ways: according to one estimate, it was only about 70 people, on the other – about 4,000. Now, in a new study, specialists came to the conclusion that the first settlers to America were about 229-300 people .

Electronic plaster will track the inhabitants of the sea

Observation of the behavior of populations of fish and other marine animals in the natural environment allows scientists to determine the influence of humans on aquatic ecosystems. Often, electronic tags are used for this, fixed on the animal’s body.

Scientists have calculated the longest sea route

If you leave from Pakistan to the south and overcome the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans strictly in a straight line, then you will end up in Kamchatka – this sea route, as it turned out just recently, is the longest in the world.

The length of the sea line in question is thirty-two thousand kilometers – this, as experts say, is more than an impressive distance, especially considering that the length of the equator is forty thousand kilometers.

Scientists have found out how plants “communicate” with each other

The experiment conducted by scientists became unique in its methodology and caused many reviews and discussions in the scientific community.

Researchers, planting plants of one species in a certain area, provoked them with special devices that mimic the threat of deprivation of sunlight. Plants did not react to aggressive “weeds”, continuing their usual growth.

However, the situation changed dramatically when these plants were excavated, and other plants of the same species were planted in their place. New plants from the first days after transplantation began to grow rapidly, trying to eliminate the impending threat.

Hence, it was concluded that the “predecessors” left information to their brethren about the potential danger. The information was contained in the chemical precipitates left in the soil. Thus, new plants, without any artificial selection, reduced the root system, while increasing the number of leaves.

Scientists have created laser-shooting contact lenses

Scientists created special contact lenses, they shoot with a laser, this became possible with the help of technology to create ultra-thin film. It generates laser radiation, development will be in demand in several spheres of life, say researchers

The need to adapt to the cold gave Europeans a migraine

Scientists have found that a genetic variant associated with an increased risk of migraine addiction is more common among residents of Northern Europe and their descendants than in the inhabitants of warmer regions. This is a variant of the gene that determines the nature of the cold receptor TRPM8.

According to geneticists, this feature helped the ancestors of modern Europeans adapt to the cold climate, and the headache became a side effect. The study is published in the journal PLOS Genetics.

Rest and silence help to better remember new information

The brain repeats new memories again and again, which is especially noticeable during rest or sleep. In these periods, the person is not busy absorbing additional information, so the brain quietly processes the previous information, scientists concluded, after conducting a series of tests

Scientists found a “switch” of fear in the brains of mice

Scientists from the Stanford School of Medicine found in the brains of mice a “switch” of fear reacting to the threat. The discovery will help doctors develop a therapy to combat post-traumatic syndrome and phobias. Materials of the study appeared in the publication Nature.

Robots taught moral support

Scientists from the University of Plymouth (Britain) have taught the humanoid robot NAO technique motivational interview. Participants of the experiment highly appreciated his abilities, and some preferred an “impartial” program to a person.

Magnetic stimulation reduced the suicidal tendencies of patients with depression

Non-invasive magnetic stimulation of the prefrontal part of the frontal lobes of the brain can reduce suicidal tendencies even in severe forms of affective disorders. This was found out by Canadian scientists who, within a few weeks, stimulated the brain of patients with resistant depression.

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