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Month: August 2020

A pair of female penguins from the aquarium became parents
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A pair of female penguins from the aquarium became parents

Two female penguins from an aquarium in Valencia, Spain, became parents after hatching someone else's fertilized egg. This case is reported by the Daily Mail. According to the publication of the bird Keeper Carlos Barros, employees noticed that the penguins Electra and viola began to show typical behavior for penguins before breeding. In particular, they began to build their own nest of stones. Then the employees put a fertilized egg taken from another couple in this nest. The birds carefully hatched it, and soon it hatched a baby. It is noted that such a case in the aquarium of Valencia occurred for the first time in its history, and Electra and viola were the only same-sex couple in it. Earlier it became known that four same-sex pairs of penguins live in the aquarium of the Iri...
The causes of the spread of coronavirus in the United States are named
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The causes of the spread of coronavirus in the United States are named

One of the leading American virologists, Konstantin Chumakov, cited high population mobility and too weak quarantine measures as the reasons for the widespread spread of coronavirus in the United States. In an interview with RBC, the specialist noted that the level of morbidity in recent years is obviously on the decline. According to Chumakov, the epidemic in the United States began in several places at once. Americans are actively traveling around the world, including to China and Europe, so they brought the virus immediately to the West and East coasts. The expert recalled that China and most European countries introduced "draconian measures" to reduce the number of cases. Violators of the regime of self-isolation and social distance were pursued by the police, while in the United...
The world was predicted a famine of “biblical proportions” due to the coronavirus pandemic
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The world was predicted a famine of “biblical proportions” due to the coronavirus pandemic

The world was predicted to suffer a famine of "biblical proportions" as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This opinion was expressed by the head of the world food program (WFP) David Beasley in an interview with TASS. According to him, the organization needs almost five billion dollars to implement humanitarian activities to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic in the next six months. "All the data we have, including the WFP forecast of an 80 per cent increase in the number of people who are food insecure — from 140 million before the pandemic to 270 million by the end of this year — point to a real catastrophe. We are facing the risk of a famine of biblical proportions, " Beasley warned. He also added that the world's hunger is already "at a sky-high level", and called f...
The Bellator champion from Russia estimated a victory over the fighter who knocked out Emelianenko
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The Bellator champion from Russia estimated a victory over the fighter who knocked out Emelianenko

Russian mixed martial artist (MMA) Vadim Nemkov estimated a victory over the American Ryan Bader in a duel for the title of the Bellator light heavyweight champion. His words are quoted by TASS. "The task was to make it work as the second number, the Bader is lost when you have to do this. It worked. After I got my foot in the head, I was surprised that the referee stopped the fight for so long, " Nemkov said. He added that he would like to fight the winner of the confrontation between Lioto Machida and Phil Davis. The fight between Nemkov and Bader took place in the American city of Ancasville earlier on August 22. The Russian won by knockout in the second round. Bader is a former rival of Fedor Emelianenko. In January 2019, he defeated the Russian by knockout in the first round...
In Germany, Putin was right about gold
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In Germany, Putin was right about gold

The strategy of Russian President Vladimir Putin to constantly increase the country's gold reserves proved to be the most correct against the background of the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis. This was stated by the Executive editor of the economic Department of one of the leading German Newspapers Die Welt Holger Zschepitz, reports Deutsche Welle. He admitted that his article last year, "Vladimir Putin's Fatal thirst for gold", which referred to the trap of gold reserves for Russia, was wrong. A record increase in the price of gold to a level above two thousand dollars per ounce forced the observer to change his opinion. "Putin wanted to reduce the dependence of Russian reserves on the us dollar and with the help of gold masterfully coped with this geopolitical task," s...
The participant of “My game” was sent to a psychiatric hospital for “zoo” at home
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The participant of “My game” was sent to a psychiatric hospital for “zoo” at home

Former participant of "My game" Anna Putyatina was sent to a psychiatric hospital for examination after finding a large number of animals in poor condition at home. This is reported by the telegram channel Mash. It is noted that the woman took money allegedly for the maintenance of dogs on overexposure, then locked them without food in a room where there was a lot of garbage. It is reported that the volunteers learned about the situation and went to Putyatina's apartment. It turned out to be a whole "zoo" — 13 skinny dogs, 12 cats and a rabbit. After that, they were taken for treatment, and Putyatina was taken to a mental hospital. Svoyaya igra — the Russian equivalent of the American TV quiz game Jeopardy! Participants answer questions from the General knowledge area. Each is re...
“Roscosmos” showed the” space agents ” of the SBU
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“Roscosmos” showed the” space agents ” of the SBU

"And this, according to the SBU, is their first space agents: "Bilka" and "Strilka", " the press service of the state Corporation noted, using the former account of CEO Dmitry Rogozin Rogozin. The message was accompanied by an image of a pair of dogs in dark glasses and vyshyvankas. Twitter users reacted ambiguously to such activity of the state Corporation. "The satire against the Americans did not work out, we need a rematch. And again, long-suffering Ukraine. Well, by God, well, read on a piece of paper, do not need a word from yourself," — wrote LevKorovin1. "What a shame that you are broadcasting this on behalf of the Russian cosmonautics," — said kolesglock. "I understand that the promised base on the moon in 2006 has already been deployed and you can relax and laugh?", - wrote...
Residents covered by the record-breaking fires in California urged to flee the state
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Residents covered by the record-breaking fires in California urged to flee the state

California Governor Gavin Newsom called on local residents to flee the state because of the rapidly spreading fires. This is reported by Reuters. According to Newsom, fire crews have been trying to extinguish the fires for a week, but they lack resources and are still hoping for help from Australia and Canada. According to official data, as a result of record-breaking fires, six people have already died, 43 residents were injured and about 500 homes were destroyed. "We understand the gravity of the situation and the danger of what is happening and we want people to listen to the calls to evacuate, take it seriously," the state Governor said. Earlier in August, footage of fires in California began appearing on the network. For example, one of the residents took a video of a trip al...
A chemical substance was found on Navalny’s clothes and hair
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A chemical substance was found on Navalny’s clothes and hair

The industrial chemical 2-ethylhexyl diphenyl phosphate was found on the clothes, hands, nails and hair of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who was hospitalized in Omsk. This is reported on the website of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Omsk region with reference to the results of chromatographic research. The Agency added that the concentration of the substance in the study "is not possible to establish." "Since this substance as a plasticizer is added to polymers to increase elasticity, it is possible that in surface washes it could be through contact with similar objects, for example, through a plastic Cup," the report clarifies. Information about the detection of a chemical component was passed to doctors. Earlier on August 21, the chief doctor of the Omsk emergen...
Trump caught Biden in 47 years of failures
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Trump caught Biden in 47 years of failures

The headquarters of US President Donald trump has released a new ad aimed at the Democratic candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden. The American leader shared the video on his Twitter account. "47 years in Washington. 47 years of failures, " the campaign video described the years during which Biden served as a Senator from Delaware and as Vice President under Barack Obama. In particular, the democratic candidate's blunders included increases in drug prices and taxes and the conclusion of unprofitable trade deals with other countries, including China. In addition, Biden was found out that the proposed solutions are increasingly consistent with the agenda of the radical left representatives of the democratic party. So, if he manages to win the presidential election, the US is alleg...