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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 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...
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...