27 Apr, 2018

The reason for blocking Telegram in Russia

According to analyst Eldar Murtazin, IP-addresses are blocked at all because of Telegram. Banning access to an instant messenger is just an excuse to temporarily “disconnect” large companies such as Microsoft and Google. In fact, this is the way to prepare for a possible cyberwar.

Roskomnadzor already in the near future can conduct an experiment, which will block application updates for products from Apple, Microsoft, Google and Amazon. The relevant information is contained in some secret departmental document that fell into the hands of journalists

The adviser to the president of the Russian Federation in early March stated about the possible disconnection of the country from the world Internet and promised that the process would be invisible for those who already now use domestic products in the network.

“Those who use” Yandex “,” Mail “and” Rambler “, do not notice that something has happened,” Klimenko promised.

He added that this also applies to people who “use domestic software products: for example, Russia has developed and has its own mobile operating system.” We recall that a week earlier Klimenko announced the technical readiness of the Russian infrastructure to disconnect from the global Internet.

After the statement of the adviser no news on this topic was no more

Briefly about the main thing …..

POLICY

Gina Haspel became Acting Director of the CIA

The deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gina Haspel, became Acting Head of the Office after on Thursday the former head of Mike Pompeo was confirmed as US Secretary of State, according to the CIA’s Twitter page

The White House published photos from the meeting of Pompeo and Kim Jong Yin

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders published photos from a meeting between Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong-no. On two shots, politicians shake hands on the backdrop of the interiors of the residence of the top leader of North Korea.

It is remarkable that Pompeo was approved for the post of Secretary of State. He is doing an excellent job helping the US president to resolve issues related to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. – Sarah Sanders, American politician

The leader of the Armenian opposition declared himself a “candidate of the people”

The leader of the protest movement in Armenia, MP of the National Assembly Nikol Pashinyan said that if the parliament does not elect him as prime minister, no one will be elected to this post. With such a statement, he spoke at a rally in Yerevan on Thursday, April 26, Panorama.am reports.

Venezuela and Panama will restore air traffic and return the ambassadors

The authorities of Venezuela and Panama agreed on the return of the ambassadors of the countries withdrawn earlier on the background of disagreements, this is reported by AVN referring to the Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.

Putin approved the foundations of the border policy of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the foundations of the state border policy.

Among the main tasks in it are identified the identification and neutralization of threats to sovereignty, the prevention of the emergence of armed conflicts and border incidents.
Among the threats are the territorial claims of a number of foreign states to Russia and attempts to penetrate into its territory members of international terrorist and extremist organizations.

This document will replace the foundations of the state border policy, which were approved on October 5, 1996.

The relevant decree is published on the official Internet portal of legal information. The document instructed the government to ensure the implementation of the foundations of the border policy.

Trump sent a report to Congress on combating Russia’s “pernicious influence”

American President Donald Trump presented to members of Congress a report on combating “disastrous Russian influence,” as required by the defense budget. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the White House.

Mike Pompeo took office as Secretary of State

“Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito led the Secretary of State to swear allegiance,” she said.

The US Senate approved the candidacy of the former head of the CIA on Thursday, for him 57 representatives of the states out of 100 voted. Pompeo became the 70th head of the State Department

The UK will disclose the names of assets that are stored in the offshore of Russians

The British parliament next week is going to vote for a bill that provides for public disclosure of names of beneficiaries of offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, reports The Times.

Senators forbade Trump to fire Müller

The US Senate Judiciary Committee voted to adopt an order protecting Special Attorney Robert Mueller from the dismissal of US President Donald Trump. This is reported by the Washington Post.

In the US, the last part of the Kennedy assassination documents was published

The US National Archives have published the last part of the documents related to the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy.

ARMY AND WEAPONS

Syria found the British and German chemical agents

Deputy Assistant Ambassador of Syria to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Hasan Obaid told a press conference about the storehouses of militants found in Syria with chemicals that were produced in Germany and Great Britain.

US intends to intensify operations against IG in Syria

Operations against the grouping “Islamic State” (IG, banned in Russia) in Syria will be activated, the fight against it continues. This was announced on Thursday by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis at a hearing in the Senate Committee of the US Congress on Armed Services

The Ministry of Defense of Russia: At the borders of Russia explored 17 foreign aircraft

Last Friday it was reported that the previous week, intelligence conducted 18 foreign aircraft. Not interception of Russian aircraft went up five times.

Commander of the national army Khalifa Haftar returned to Libya

Commander of the national army of Libya Khalifa Haftar returned to the country from Paris, where he was treated after a stroke, reports AFP. Libyan television broadcast the arrival of the marshal to the airport of Benghazi.

China adopted a new ballistic missile

The ballistic missile Dongfeng-26 was adopted by the People’s Liberation Army of China, Xinhua reports with reference to the official representative of the Chinese Defense Ministry.

States tested an intercontinental ballistic missile

The site of the fall of the training warhead is not disclosed. However, the tests are recognized as successful. According to official figures, the US Strategic Command is equipped with 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles Minuteman III with a monoblock warhead

Calculations of the S-400 were put on alert duty in the Novosibirsk region

“Calculations of the S-400” Triumph “anti-aircraft missile system in the regiment stationed in the Novosibirsk Region, have begun combat alert to cover the airspace in Western Siberia,” the report says.

On the Russian airbase in Syria, a new “Torah”

At the Russian airbase, Khmeimim, in the Syrian province of Latakia, the Tor-M2 air defense complex was first noticed. Attention to the photo published in Livejournal, drew a military blog bmpd, which is conducted by employees of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies. The photo shows a 9A331M combat vehicle.

SOCIETY

A rally in support of Telegram will be held in Moscow on April 30

The Metropolitan Municipality agreed to hold a rally in support of Telegram’s messenger. The event will be held on the prospectus of Academician Sakharov, the press service of the regional security and anti-corruption department reported.

Moscow airports were banned from sitting on the floor and lying on the seats

Under the new rules, passengers are not allowed to lie on the seats at the airport, sit on the floor and steps and listen to music without headphones. The law also introduces an administrative penalty for violating the rules

Every citizen of Russia will receive a single identifier by 2019

Over time, the end-to-end identifier will replace the remaining documents for citizens, sources said.

Two years behind bars: Nikita Belykh will appeal against the verdict

The Moscow City Court on April 27 will consider the complaint against the verdict of Nikita Belykh. The ex-governor of the Kirov region was sentenced to eight years of strict regime for taking bribes. Since June 2016, he is in jail.

In Belarus, non-working citizens were deprived of benefits for utility services

At the end of January this year, the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, signed a decree abolishing the “parasitism” levy from the unemployed. Instead, persons recognized as parasites from January 1, 2019 will pay state-subsidized services at their full cost.

The airline opened a vacancy for a tourist with a salary of € 9500

Icelandic air carrier WOW Air has opened a vacancy for a tourist. The candidate will travel to Europe and North America from June 1 to August 15, 2018. The approved applicant will have to visit 38 cities in which the airline operates.

Consumption of alcohol in Russia decreased by 12% over 12 years

The amount of consumed alcohol per capita has decreased by almost 40% since 2006 due to systematic work, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Health said.

The referendum on the closure of “Yadrovo” will be held on June 17

The Council of Deputies of Volokolamsk appointed a local referendum on the closure of the Yadrovo landfill site on June 17. This was reported by the head of the urban settlement of Petr Lazarev

Mayor of Yekaterinburg Roizman was sued for publication in LJ

Oktyabrsky District Court of Yekaterinburg on Friday will consider the lawsuit against Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman because of his publications in the LiveJournal. This was reported to RBC by the assistant to the chairman of the court, Marina Tyukova.

“The statement was about the protection of honor and dignity and compensation for moral harm. The plaintiff points out that the user Roizman published personal information on the Internet on the pages of the “LiveJournal” blog, direct insults to his [plaintiff] address, as well as information that does not correspond to reality, which defames his honor and dignity, “she noted.

Tyukova added that the plaintiff asked to remove these publications, give a refutation and compensate for moral damage in the amount of 650 thousand rubles.

Earlier on Thursday, Roizman reported on his Facebook page that he had been sued. According to him, the plaintiff is a former spice trader, who, with the assistance of Roizman, was imprisoned in 2011.

In Venice, tourists are not allowed to walk around the usual city routes

Mayor of Venice Luigi Bruniaro signed a decree on introducing temporary “emergency measures” to regulate the flow of visitors to the historic center of the city on the eve of the holiday weekend from April 28 to May 1, in particular, it is supposed to separate tourists from local residents by providing special “alternative routes” reported on the website of the Venetian City Hall.

Rosgvardia of Yekaterinburg got its own priests

Priests for Rosgvardia were singled out by Metropolitan Kirill of Ekaterinburg and Verkhoturye. To crown military men, as well as baptize their children and feed them, Priest Vasily Kryuchkov, while Priest Peter Kazulin will act as a spiritual instructor.

Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation allowed ambulance doctors to work in hospitals

The Federal Ministry of Labor has allowed Russian ambulance doctors to work in outpatient clinics and hospitals. As Izvestia reports, the right of doctors to work in hospitals is enshrined in the new professional standard “Emergency doctor”, which was recently approved by the department

In Ukraine, the population is sold gas at $ 266 at a production price of $ 64

In Ukraine, politicians and experts comment on Naftogaz Ukraine’s profit growth for 2017 to $ 1.5 billion. Most of them negatively assess this dynamics of economic indicators, as profit is formed due to a sharp rise in gas prices for the population and the economy.

The residents of the Krasnodar Territory increased their arrears for gas

In the Krasnodar Territory, the rate of disconnection of debtors for gas increases – the heating season in the region ended with billions of dollars. According to operative data for April, overdue accounts receivable of the region’s population amounted to 1 billion 128 million rubles.

The plane forcedly sat in Kazan because of a passenger who lit a passenger on board

The plane that was flying from Moscow to Chelyabinsk, forcedly boarded in Kazan because of a passenger who lit a passenger on board. This was reported by the official representative of the Interior Ministry Irina Volk.

ECONOMY

China and the US came together to launch supersonic passenger transportation

The largest travel agency in China, the company Ctrip announced a strategic investment in the US developer of supersonic passenger aircraft Boom Supersonic

The companies are going to make long-distance flights more affordable, reducing the duration of flights from China to the US, South Asia and Oceania in half – so, the flight from San Francisco to Shanghai instead of 11 hours should take six hours, said Boom CEO Blake Scholl.

European Central Bank has kept zero interest rate

The European Central Bank (ECB) has maintained the benchmark interest rate on loans at zero level. The corresponding decision was made following the results of the meeting of the Governing Council of the ECB, the regulator’s website reported on Thursday.

Vyugin succeeded Kudrin as head of the Supervisory Board of the Mossbirge

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Stock Market Participants Oleg Vyugin was elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Moscow Stock Exchange. Earlier this post was occupied by the chairman of the board of the Center for Strategic Research Alexei Kudrin.

“Financial Pyramid” in the Asia-Pacific Bank

During the inspection, the Bank of Russia found in the Asia-Pacific Bank (“ATB”) a “financial pyramid” for the sale of bills of FTK LLC to the public, whose debt at the beginning of April for promissory notes reached 4.3 billion rubles. This was reported by TASS in the press service of the regulator.

The net profit of Gazprom under IFRS for 2017 decreased by 25%

The net profit of Gazprom according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), related to the shareholders of the company, for the year 2017 decreased by 24.9% – to 714.3 billion rubles. This follows from the statements of Gazprom, published on the company’s website.

Rosstat recorded an acceleration of weekly growth in gasoline prices

The rate of growth in prices for motor gasoline on average in Russia accelerated: from April 16 to 22, the liter added 17 kopecks – to 40.26 rubles compared to 14 kopecks a week earlier.

Nord Stream 2 attracted € 404 million from project partners in March

Nord Stream 2 AG in March attracted € 404 million from partners for the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project. This is reported in the report of Gazprom on international standards (IFRS).

Stockholm arbitration refused to transfer Naftogaz the rights to transit

Stockholm arbitration refused to “Naftogaz Ukrainy” in the transfer of rights and obligations under the contract for the transit of Russian gas to Ukrtransgaz or another operator of the gas transportation system.

LUKOIL redeems $ 1.5bn of Eurobonds

LUKOIL redeemed its $ 1.5bn Eurobond issue, it will be posted on the company’s website.

One of the Yamal LNG tankers was damaged

One of the tankers of the Yamal LNG project received minor damage and will suspend the delivery of liquefied natural gas for the time of repairs, said Deputy Director of NOVATEK Mark Jetvay. He said that one of the modules had been damaged by the tanker Boris Vilkitsky.

Net profit of ConocoPhillips in I quarter increased 1.5 times

The net profit of the US oil and gas giant ConocoPhillips attributable to shareholders in the first quarter of 2018 was $ 888 million, almost 1.5 times higher than the value for the same period last year, the company said in a press release.

Quarterly profit Shell has grown thanks to expensive oil

Operating cash flow of Shell in January-March amounted to $ 9.43 billion, which is slightly lower than the corresponding indicator of the previous year at $ 9.5 billion. The company’s production in the reporting period increased by 2 percent in the annual comparison to 3.839 million barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Net profit Total for the I quarter fell by 7.5% – to $ 2.6 billion

Net profit of French Total decreased in the I quarter of 2018 by 7.5% compared to the same period last year – to $ 2.636 billion, the report of the company

Gazprom said about the depreciation of assets in Europe and Iraq by 50 billion rubles

It is, in particular, the oil-producing assets in Iraq (the daughter of Gazprom, Gazprom Neft operates here in several fields) for the amount of 256 million rubles. and gas producing assets in Europe by 1.013 billion rubles. as of December 31, 2017. At the end of December 2016, the impairment loss on assets in Iraq amounted to 14.76 billion rubles. (Gazprom Neft indicated a slightly lower figure – 14.4 billion rubles.)

The system of fast payments was launched in January 2019

The system of fast payments in the Russian Federation is planned to be put into commercial operation in January 2019, the head of the Association of Financial Technologies (AFT) Sergey Solonin told journalists.

“Household money” allowed a technical default

Microfinance company refused to repurchase bonds Domestic money MFK allowed a technical default, without buying back the bonds put up for an offer for the amount of more than 800 million rubles. At the same time, the company said that it had decided not to fulfill obligations on the offer of the bond loan

The international reserves of the Russian Federation for the week increased by $ 1.4 billion

The international reserves of the Russian Federation on April 20 amounted to $ 463.8 billion, which is $ 1.4 billion higher than the level of the previous week, the Bank of Russia said.

Sales of crypto-currency “petro” amounted to $ 3.3 billion

Venezuela launched a petroleum-supplied “Petro” crypto currency on February 20. Maduro said that the Central Bank of the country could buy gold for “petro”.

Fiat Chrysler more than 1.5 times increased profit in the I quarter

Net profit of the Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV (FCA) in the I quarter of 2018 increased by 59%, or 1.6 times, to 1.02 billion euros compared to 641 million euros for the same period last year.

The Russian Customs transferred more than 1.5 trillion rubles to the budget

The Federal Customs Service (FCS) as of the end of April transferred more than 1.5 trillion rubles to the budget of Russia, the plan for transfers for 2018 can be revised upwards, told FSB Deputy Chairman Timur Maksimov.

The Central Bank has placed in Rost-bank and “Trust” deposits of more than 1 trillion rubles

The Central Bank placed in March in Rost-Bank and “Trust”, undergoing the procedure of sanation, deposits in the amount of 1.152 trillion rubles. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the reporting of credit institutions.

SHOW BUSINESS

Prince Harry chose the best man for the wedding

Prince Harry’s best man at the wedding with American actress Megan Markle will be his brother, William of Cambridge. This is reported in a tweet of Kensington Palace.

“Prince Harry asked his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, to be best man at his wedding with Miss Megan Markle,” the report said.

Iosif Prigogine published a photo of Alla Pugacheva, 20 years younger

Iosif Prigogine on the page in the social network Instagram published photos with Alla Pugacheva, which were made during the celebration of the birthday of Igor Gulyaev. Many fans thought that the prima donna was 20 years younger. The last time fans are discussing the appearance of Alla Pugacheva.

Masha Rasputin offended Olga Buzov

In a new release of her video blog Buzova Live Olga Buzova decided to tell the fans about the incident on the set of the recent episode of the show “Live”. Singer found very offensive act of another guest of the program – Masha Rasputina.

Gerard Depardieu comes to Russia because of interesting people and business

The famous French actor Gerard Depardieu told the media why he periodically visits Russia. He likes to do it because there are so many interesting people here

In France, Depardieu owns a winery, he has an olive plantation and several restaurants. In the Russian market, soon, there will be products branded by the name of the French actor. This is vodka, which is produced in Belarus, and the public’s favorite personally participated in the development of the recipe for the drink.

Samburskaya humiliated the former leading “Revizorro” Fly

The former star of the show “Revizorro” Elena Letuchaya gave an interview recently, where she told about her attitude to the new TV presenter – Olga Romanovskaya and Nastasya Samburskaya. She spoke about these girls, to put it mildly, negatively. At the same time, Samburskaya did not say anything and responded with Flying.

“A friend of mine, a TV presenter, was expelled from her place because of her vile character. She told everyone that she was producing the show, although in reality nothing like this happened. She was an ordinary TV presenter. After her departure, the show did not fail, but continued to exist in a new format and more successfully than at the decline of the career of the old TV presenter. I would advise my friend TV presenter not to cut the branch on which you sit, for the world of television is narrow enough, new details will pop up more and more often, “Nastasya wrote in Instagram.

Then this host became useless to anyone, going to a new show that failed with a bang, and came up with a diagnosis that forbade flying to “hot spots”, but allowed to fly to fashion shows and the Land of the Rising Sun. – Nastasya Samburskaya, Russian actress

The Russian film “Tsar-Bird” became the winner of the 40th Moscow International Film Festival

“Silver Saint George” for the direction received Alexander Kott for the film “Spitak”. The winner of the 40th Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) was the Russian film “The Czar-Bird” directed by Eduard Novikov.

Volochkova showed her mutilated legs

The dancer showed a photo of her mutilated legs, which many nervous men were plunged into shock. This situation is very seriously assessed by doctors, because in the future, 42-year-old Volochkova can develop diseases that lead to paralysis.

Elena Biryukova told about her relationship with ex-husband Yekaterina Klimova

Khoroshilov was the first spouse of Catherine Klimova – Elena was close friends with Catherine. On the birthday of the eldest daughter of Catherine and Ilya Klimov called Biryukov. At that time, Ilya and Catherine were already divorced, but maintained good relations for the sake of her daughter.

56-year-old Syabitova decided on an intimate plastic for the sake of her lover

Rosa Syabitova has repeatedly admitted that she does not shy away from plastic surgery. The 56-year-old celebrity honestly told me that three times she fell under the knife of surgeons. She cleaned her hernia under her eyes, made liposuction and increased her breasts.

Jared Leto sang with fans at the Palace Square in St. Petersburg

American actor, musician, leader of the group 30 Seconds To Mars Jared Leto sang with his fans at the Palace Square in St. Petersburg

The Prankers threw a chicken into the singing “plywood” Diana Shurygin

In Moscow there was an incident in the beginning singer Diana Shurygina. The girl performed her song in the cafe “Gladiatr” together with Sasha ACT. Almost immediately after the beginning of the performance, a live chicken flew to the stage.

The prize pool Grand Piano Competition will be $ 40 thousand

The prize fund of the II International Grand Piano Competition will be $ 40,000, and special prizes will also be awarded. This was announced on Thursday at a press conference in the TASS artistic director of the show, People’s Artist of Russia Denis Matsuev.

Ex-musician Nirvana Dave Grohl “adopted” a fan

Ex-drummer Nirvana and vocalist-guitarist Foo Fighters Dave Grohl at a concert of his group in Texas “adopted” one of the fans. The fact is that the musician noticed a sign with such a request in the hands of a fan.

From the GTA removed Tsoi, Bastu and “Ranetok”

A patch with a modified tracklist for PS3 and Xbox 360 became available on April 26 and takes about seven gigabytes. Initially, the repertoire of the radio station included songs from the groups “Kino”, “Ranetki”, “Leningrad”, “Beasts” and others. In the updated version, almost all of them were replaced because of the license expiration.

Brad Pitt will film a film about Harvey Weinstein’s harassment of actresses

In the US, a film about sexual harassment by influential producer Harvey Weinstein will be filmed. The scenario will be based on the investigation of The New York Times. Shootings will be held at the studio of Brad Pitt, writes Reuters.

Ksenia Sobchak presented a trailer for a documentary about her father

The creators of the film about the life and career of the first mayor of St. Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak published a trailer and announced the release date of the picture. The video was published on the YouTube channel of the daughter of the politician Ksenia Sobchak. The film was directed by journalist Vera Krichevskaya.

18 years after the death of my father, I could not figure out what happened in the 96th between father and president, as Sobchak could appoint his first assistant to a career KGB officer, and why Boris Yeltsin chose Vladimir Putin. – Ksenia Sobchak, TV presenter

George Martin again postponed the release date of the book on the world of “Game of Thrones”

Although hardly anyone will be surprised, of course: the American writer and screenwriter George Martin, the author of the book source of the “Game of Thrones”, the epic cycle “Song of Ice and Fire”, again postpones the release date of “The Winds of Winter” Winds of Winter), the sixth volume of the saga.

No, winter does not come … in any case, not in 2018. – George Martin, American writer

Amy Adams will play in the thriller Joe Wright “Woman in the Window”

Amy Adams will play in the female thriller Joe Wright’s “Woman in the Window”, shares the news of SlashFilm.

Medinsky goes to Istanbul to prepare a “cross” Year of Culture

Delegations from the Ministries of Culture of Russia and Turkey will meet in Istanbul on April 27. This day will be the second meeting of the joint working group, which is preparing a “cross” Year of Culture and Tourism of Russia and Turkey – 2019.

The “Zodiac” scripter adapts Stephen King’s “Long Walk”

Studio New Line Cinema, released the hit “The Ono” in 2017, began work on the adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Long Walk”. James Vanderbilt (“Zodiac”, “Luzers”) adapts the source to the format of a full-length film. Vanderbilt will also produce the project together with Bradley J.

The jury found comedian Billy Cosby guilty of sexual violence

The jury in Pennsylvania has found the American comedian Bill Cosby guilty of all three counts of sexual violence against Andrea Costand, CNN reported.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Scientists were able to print self-replicating objects on a 3D printer

The result of the team of scientists from China, the United States of America and Austria was an innovative composite polymer, which can be used for 3D printing flat figures that form into three-dimensional objects when heated.

Scientists have told about hunting of aborigines on two-meter sloths

The first natives of the New World hunted the giant two-meter sloths who inhabited America in the distant past and died almost immediately after the appearance of a man there

Ilon Mask announced the construction of a dragon-cyborg

The famous American businessman Ilon Mask wrote in his “Twitter” that he begins work on the production of the “cyborg-dragon.” While it is unclear whether this is a joke or not, the production of the safe-fire thrower subsequently issued by the billionaire in the event of a zombie apocalypse began with the same message.

Scientists: the melting of the Russian Arctic has doubled in recent years

Recently, scientists found that in the Russian and Canadian Arctic spring began to attack two or three weeks earlier than normal, which should have further affected the melting of ice

Inflatable jacket can give a feeling of virtual reality

Specialists working for Disney were able to create an inflatable jacket with unique features. Its owners with the help of this clothing will be able to feel the emergence of virtual reality.

Scientists have named the cause of the extinction of Neanderthals

Paleoanthropologists from Japan, Switzerland, Spain and the United Kingdom, led by Naomichi Ogihara of Keio University and Hiroki Tanabe of Nagoya University, suggested that the difference in the anatomy of the brain played a role in the extinction of the Neanderthals.

According to scientists, the evolutionary victory of Homo sapiens could be due to the large volume of the cerebellum, whose functions are associated with cognitive, including language abilities, with work and episodic memory, according to an article published in Scientific Reports.

The scientists confirmed the age of the Shigir idol. He is 11.6 thousand years old

The scientists confirmed the age of the famous Shigir idol found in the Urals at the end of the XIX century – it was carved from a larch log of 11.6 thousand years, which makes it one of the earliest monuments of monumental art that came down to us, according to an article published in the journal Antiquity

Scientists have created a soft transparent robot-eel floating under the water

“Instead of propellers, our robot uses soft artificial muscles to move like eels under water, without sound,” said Caleb Christianson. One of the key innovations was the use of salt water in which the robot floats to help generate electric forces that propel it

Physicists have developed “invisible” magnetic field sensors

Spanish physicists from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, led by Alvaro Sanchez, have numerically simulated an approach that makes the magnetic sensor “invisible” (not distorting the external magnetic field) and at the same time maintains its sensitivity

The cell wall of the causative agent of tuberculosis was broken by vitamin B7 deficiency

The suppression of the activity of the biotin-ligase enzyme, which is necessary for constructing the cell wall of the causative agent of tuberculosis, successfully destroys mycobacteria in the cell culture and the mouse model of the disease, the researchers report in the article in Science Translational Medicine.

Stem cells of the brain are updated limitedly

A group of scientists from MIPT, the University of Stony Brook and the Cold Spring Lab laboratories observed how neural stem cells in the hippocampus are divided and consumed in mice, a region of the brain critical to learning and memory

Scientists managed to keep the living brain of the pig outside the body

It turned out that the brain is able to work outside the body for more than a day – 36 hours. Individual cells were healthy and capable of normal activity. The brain of a pig has much in common with a human, so scientists intend to continue working

SPACE

Astronomers have found the largest object in the universe

Comparison with other protoclusters showed that by now SPT2349-56 could grow into the largest galactic structure in the universe. The article was published in the journal Nature.

In the center of the Sun, a spot with a length of hundreds of thousands of kilometers

Astronomers in the course of research succeeded in discovering in the very center of the sun a spot with a length of hundreds of kilometers. Thus scientists mark, that for the Earth this phenomenon of danger does not represent

The TSENKI has ordered 40 commercial launches, including from the Eastern

To date, CENSCI, together with a group of Russian enterprises that jointly launch space vehicles on the Soyuz-2 launch vehicles, has a portfolio of contracts for more than 40 commercial launches, not including missions under Russian state programs

Scientists: Cosmic dust poisons the World Ocean with nickel

Scientists managed to find out that in the glaciers there is a huge concentration of cosmic dust. As they melt because of global warming, garbage gets to the World Ocean. As a result, the level of helium-3, iron, nickel and cobalt increases in its waters.

Belarus and Russia approved the appearance of a new space satellite

The image of an absolutely new satellite of the Union State of ultra-high resolution was approved in the Belarusian capital during the visit of Roskosmos delegation, the head of the National Academy of Sciences Vladimir Gusakov told reporters at the session of the NAS General Meeting, BelTA informs.

ESA created the most detailed three-dimensional map of the Galaxy

The European Space Agency (ESA) has created the most detailed three-dimensional map of our Galaxy in the history of mankind.

India and France intend to cooperate in interplanetary expeditions

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the National Center for Space Research of France (CNES) signed a document under which both countries will work together in the framework of interplanetary missions to Venus, Moon and Mars.

GADJETS AND THE INTERNET

Roskomnadzor enlarges the register of prohibited sites

A number of IP addresses of Yandex, VKontakte and Odnoklassniki were introduced by Roskomnadzor into the register of banned sites, on April 27 the radio station Ekho Moskvy broadcasts. It is specified that the IP-addresses belonging to Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and Liveinternet also fall into the black list.

Yandex and JivoSite launched a chat in search with companies

Business chat JivoSite combined with “Yandex” created an official chat with the company right in the search bar. Following this, customers will be able to ask a consultant to an online store where JivoSite is available without accessing the site.

In the new advertisement, Facebook promised to return to the “best version of itself”

The social network Facebook released a commercial called Here Together, in which it promised that after the scandal with the leak of data will return to what made it a good medium of communication.

“VKontakte” has an update that allows you to manage chats

Developers of the social network “VKontakte” have released an update that allows you to manage chat rooms. New settings allow you to make communication more convenient. The update features many new features that not only make conversation management easier, but also expand the possibilities

In Gmail, the processing of letters will be artificial intelligence

Among the updates, in which artificial intelligence participates, the function of postponing letters for the future, working with messages that require an urgent response, as well as generation of prepared answers to save users time

Cisco issued a patent for bitcoin-mining

Cisco Network Technology giant on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, issued a patent that can be used for mining bitcoins. The patent application was submitted by the company almost three years ago, in September 2015. Then it was a question of a system of “collective cloud computing”.

The App Store now has a function of instant replenishment of the account

The App Store now has the function of instant transfer to a specific amount of money. This is possible if there is a bank card registration for an account. To transfer funds, just click on the “Add money to Apple ID” tab several times.

Europol has blocked one of the most dangerous sites in the world for DDoS attacks

The world’s largest service for paid DDoS attacks Webstresser.org was blocked, according to the Europol website. As a result of an operation called Operation Power Off in the UK, Croatia, Canada and Serbia, site administrators were arrested

GAMES

Mododers will “attach” to Fallout 4 Miami

A team of fans of Fallout 4 from different countries is working on a scale modification of Miami. In the familiar to the last skeleton world will enter a huge new area with sunny beaches, luxury hotels and modern cities. However, the past events have changed Miami beyond recognition.

How to play For Honor for free

The company Ubisoft reports that from May 3 to 6 in For Honor it will be possible to play for free on consoles of the current generation and PC. And no special action from us, gamers, this is not required

Square Enix for the first time will show the gameplay Shadow of the Tomb Raider

On April 27, the world premiere of Shadow of the Tomb Raider will take place. The developers of the final part of the story of Lara Croft at the Tribeca Film Festival will show for the first time the gameplay of the game of the special panel dedicated to this action.

Star Conflict held a global update of the space fleet

Release of the update 1.5.0 Journey for the multiplayer space simulator Star Conflict was the beginning of a global revision of the entire space flotilla.

T-shirts from Overwatch, CS: GO and FIFA 18 were recognized as gambling games

As a result of the investigation, the Belgian authorities came to the conclusion that in three games out of four, Overwatch, FIFA 18 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive, lootboxes fall under the definition of illegal gambling

The column from Amazon will teach to escape from the “strange”

The voice assistant Alexa received a unique “skill”, which will be available only one day – April 26, when the company 20th Century Fox celebrates the Day of the Alien. Today Alexa will help him escape. For one day only Alexa became a guide in an exciting computer game.

The authors of Get Even are working on a game about Chernobyl, Chernobylite

Polish studio The Farm 51, known for the adventure thriller Get Even, reported on her new project. The future game of Chernobylite, as you can understand by name, is dedicated to the technogenic catastrophe that occurred 32 years ago.

The creators of Spider-Man for PS4 showed the costume of the Iron Spider

Anyone who pre-orders can unlock the Iron Spider suit, created based on the movie “The Avengers: The War of Infinity”. Not only Insomniac worked on the costume, but also Sony Interactive Entertainment, Marvel Games and Marvel Studios.

A new game from the creator of Diablo appeared in the early access of Steam

The price of the project, by the way, after the release of early access will grow. As it was known earlier, when creating It Lurks Below Brevik was inspired by Terraria and Minecraft, in which he lacked goals and objectives

Microsoft has banned the amateur remake of Halo Online

A few years ago, the 343 Industries and Saber Interactive studios were working on the multiplayer shooter Halo Online. The game was supposed to be released on the PC only for the Russian market. But after the first test, the company “Innova” said that the project is sent for cardinal processing.

Role-playing game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was released on Android and iOS

Los Angeles studio developer Jam City released a mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, which was developed in collaboration with Warner Bros. The game for Android and iOS is available to Pottterman from April 25, 2018.

PHDays 8: Competition program published

Traditionally, on the site of Positive Hack Days competitions are held, during which participants can demonstrate their skills of hacking and protection. We have already announced novelties of the contest program and online competitions, which will begin a few weeks before PHDays

In May PS Plus subscribers will receive Beyond: Two Souls and Rayman Legends

Sony has announced a list of games that will be free for all subscribers of the PlayStation Plus service. As usual, we are waiting for six projects distributed between PS4, PS3 and PS Vita.

The updated version of Sonic Mania goes on sale in the middle of summer

Sega called the release date for Sonic Mania Plus, augmented and improved version of the Sonic Mania platformer. It will go on sale on July 17 in versions for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

New Legacy of Egypt slot from Play’n Go

The developer Play’n Go released a new slot on the theme of Ancient Egypt called Legacy of Egypt. High-quality graphics, exciting plot, as well as large and stable payments – all this awaits the fans of Play’n Go in the new game.

AUTO

Wagon and sedan Mercedes-Benz E-Class received “charged” versions

According to the company, Mercedes-AMG E53 from 0 to 100 km / h accelerate in 4.5 seconds, which is 0.1 second faster than the previous version with the index E43. The most expensive version of the Mercedes-AMG E53 in Germany will cost 79.2 thousand euros.

Mazda introduced the new Mazda BT-50 pickup truck

Podkapotnoe space of the new pickup will take either a diesel 3.2-liter 199-strong turbo engine, or gasoline 2.2-liter engine with a return of 149 horsepower. The cost of the Mazda BT-50 will be from 28,990 to 51,900 dollars depending on the configuration

Jaguar for the first time updated the “charged” sedan Jaguar XE SV Project 8

The British automaker Jaguar has presented an updated version of the “charged” sedan Jaguar XE SV Project 8. The model was updated, first of all, in technical terms, having got modernized fastenings for the motor and more rigid springs in a suspension bracket.

In Beijing, presented a 1360-strong carbon electric DS X E-Tense

French machine builders showed on the motor show in Beijing extreme carbon DSX E-Tense electric car. The car is characterized by an asymmetrical body with a futuristic design and a 1 360-strong installation. New show car, the French are eager to show their vision of a racing car in 2035.

The new generation of Volkswagen Golf will become a “soft” hybrid

With the change of generation, the Volkswagen Golf will become a “soft” hybrid. The power plant will have an internal combustion engine and a 48-volt on-board electrical system that will act as a starter generator. Such a system will improve fuel economy and reduce the amount of harmful emissions.

Volkswagen will spend 15 billion euros for the creation of electric cars in China

The German company Volkswagen has decided on the vector of its development, directing it towards the production of cars on alternative energy sources. To this end, the automaker, with the help of Chinese partners, will invest an additional 15 billion euros in additional funds.

Skoda has transferred part of the production to Germany

It is expected that the transfer of production of Skoda cars from the Czech Republic to Germany will take about three to four months. Recall that previously reported on the start of the assembly of the new generation of the sedan Skoda Superb in the German Osnabrück. Soon they will begin to collect all models of the Czech brand.

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