The media reported 28 previously unknown fragments of the Qumran manuscripts

The media reported 28 previously unknown fragments of the Qumran manuscripts In three American institutions are 28 previously unknown fragments of the Qumran manuscripts, reports Live Science. The fragments were purchased from individuals, many of whom claimed that they had belonged to well-known antiquities dealer Khalil Iskander Shahin. The Qumran manuscripts were discovered in caves near the ancient settlement of Qumran near the North-Western coast of the Dead sea. About a third of them are biblical texts. 11 caves archaeologists found half a century ago, one more recently, but it was already looted. In 1940-1960-ies many fragments of the Qumran manuscripts passed through the hands of an antiquities dealer Khalil Iskander Shahin, known as Kando. It is likely that the new fragments also came to the dealer long before scientists discovered the cave. His son, however, expresses doubts about such a possibility — according to him, many people are affected

Geneticists have found that allows Tibetans to survive at high altitude

Geneticists have found that allows Tibetans to survive at high altitude People living on the highest mountain plateau in the world, the Tibetan plateau, has developed a unique adaptation for survival in such conditions. Analyzing the largest sample of genomes of local residents, the scientists found, what kind of mutation is responsible for enhanced oxygen transfer and resistance to high doses of ultraviolet radiation. Working with the results published in the journal PNAS. Long known that the population of the Tibetan plateau, including the commonly known as Alpine conductors Sherpas who successfully live in a low 40% relative to sea level oxygen content in the air. An ordinary man acklimatiseras to a great height temporary increase of the hemoglobin level, however, the Tibetans have other adaptations. It plays into their hands, as the high content of hemoglobin hampers the blood pumping and increases the likelihood of blood clots that can

Astronomers have confirmed the extraterrestrial nature of the “radio alien”

Astronomers have confirmed the extraterrestrial nature of the “radio alien” MOSCOW, 4 APR — RIA Novosti. Mysterious ultrafast radiospace, the nature of which remains a mystery to astronomers, there beyond Earth and probably our entire Galaxy as a whole, according to the article, accepted for publication in the journal MNRAS. “It is possible that the strangest explanation for these outbreaks is that they are the signals of aliens. Understanding, whence come to us these flashes is the key to finding the object that produces them. While only one particular surge was associated with a distant galaxy. We expect that our interferometer Molonglo will help you find sources for other flashes,” — says Manish Caleb (Caleb Manisha) from the Australian National University in Canberra. Are we alone in the Universe? For the first time about the existence of a mysterious flares of radio emission (fast radio burst FRB) astronomers began in

The Metropolitan of St. Petersburg expressed his condolences in connection with the explosions in the subway

Photo: Reuters Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Varsonofy expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the bombings in the St. Petersburg metro, told RIA Novosti in the communications sector of the Archdiocese. “The news about what happened in the subway bombings, which killed, injured and hurt innocent people, replied with a deep sadness in my heart. Pray for the repose of the souls of the innocent victims, the healing of the victims, comfort their families and friends”, — is spoken in the message of Metropolitan Varsonofy. The communications sector also reported that the head of the Department for charity and social service of the St. Petersburg diocese, Archpriest Nikolai Brynden is in operational communication with the emergency Department for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region and Committee for social policy of St. Petersburg. Immediately upon receiving information about the addresses of the hospitals where currently the wounded

In the state Duma called the explosion in the St. Petersburg metro agony of the terrorists

Photo: globallookpress.com The explosion in the St. Petersburg metro is connected to terrorism, said Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Anatoly Election. His point of view he voiced in an interview with “Tape.ru” on Monday, April 3. “The agony of the terrorists on the effective operation of Russia in the fight against terrorism. We know that the terrorists have only one goal — to destabilize the activities of the authorities”, — he said. He stressed that security measures in the Moscow metro will be strengthened, in particular, canine services. “It’s an occasion for all of us to think about what terrorism is. This is an evil that must speak the language understood by the terrorists themselves. They need to be destroyed, as the President said, where they are,” he said. Earlier on Monday in the subway of St. Petersburg, two explosions. Reported explosions on the

The UK foreign office urged to investigate reports of chemical attack in Idlib

The UK foreign office urged to investigate reports of chemical attack in Idlib The Syrian Observatory for human rights reported that, in Idlib province in an airstrike killed 58 people, including 11 children. LONDON, April 4. /Offset. TASS Ilya Dmitriev/. The British foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called for an investigation into the reported use of chemical weapons in the Syrian province of Idlib. “Horrifying reports about the attack with the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Idlib. This incident needs to be investigated and its perpetrators held accountable”, — wrote the head of the Foreign Office on his page on the microblogging network Twitter. Horrific reports of chemical weapons attack in #Idlib #Syria. Incident must be investigated & perpetrators held to account — Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) 4 APR 2017 Earlier, the Syrian Observatory for human rights reported that, in Idlib province in an airstrike killed 58 people, including

Medvedev called “nonsense and some papers” allegedly collected enough dirt on him

Medvedev called “nonsense and some papers” allegedly collected enough dirt on him Premier believes that this is the desire to pull people to the streets. TAMBOV, April 4. /TASS/. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev believes that the protests and attacks on government suit those who seek to achieve their political goals. “Who benefits? This is beneficial to those who order this kind (incriminating) stories, materials. It is, as a rule, people who have very specific political goals”, — Medvedev said in response to a request for comment appeared in respect of his charges on the Internet. Medvedev called “nonsense and some papers” allegedly collected enough dirt on him, the Prime Minister believes that this is the desire to pull people to the streets. The initiator of the protests, the Prime Minister called “judge of character”, which substitutes young people to achieve selfish goals. Medvedev said it continues to work on his

Duma Committee recommended the adoption of amendments to electoral legislation

Duma Committee recommended the adoption of amendments to electoral legislation The state Duma Committee on state construction and legislation recommended for adoption in the first reading a package of amendments to electoral legislation. They include, in particular, the rejection of absentee ballots and the postponement of the presidential elections on March 18. As reported by “Kommersant”, the package of amendments has been introduced by senators Andrei Klishas and Anatoly Shirokov. It is assumed that the application can be submitted to the electoral Commission at the place of stay or through the portal of public services. In this case for abuse of entitlement imposed fines for repeated voting of the same persons, and for organizing such a vote is proposed to establish a fine of 30 thousand rubles. The changes also simplify the work of the observers. Now each party is obliged not later than three days before the vote to

Lavrov referred to the mother’s prohibition and refused to dance with Tillerson

Sergei Lavrov The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov responded to Kerry’s words USA Rex Tillerson, who, speaking about relations with Moscow, stated that her “dance” is impossible. About it reports TASS. “My mother also forbade the boys to dance”, — said Lavrov. According to him, he “heard that supposedly a conversation at the meeting of foreign Ministers of NATO took place on March 31”. “If Rex Tillerson feels that not all can dance, we are ready to help,” the diplomat said. He added that his American colleague is a very experienced man. “I’m sure you’ll learn quickly,” — said Lavrov. 31 March in Brussels hosted a meeting of foreign Ministers of the NATO countries. As pointed out by Politico, the talks Tillerson expressed his strong commitment to the unit. “The U.S. commitment to NATO is strong, and the Alliance remains the basis for transatlantic security,” he said.

Trump and Tillerson blamed Assad for the chemical attack

Donald Trump The President of the United States Donald trump blamed for the recent chemical attack in Syria on President Bashar al-Assad. About it as transfers RIA Novosti, the statement said trump, which was distributed by the White house. The actions of Assad, according to American leaders, is the result of weak policy of the administration of his predecessor Barack Obama. “Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people, including women and children, is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world”, — said trump. According to the President, “monstrous actions” of Assad are a consequence of the weakness of the previous administration and her indecision. “President Obama said in 2012 that it intended to conduct a “red line” against use of chemical weapons and then did nothing”, — said in a statement. The United States condemned the “unacceptable attack,” reads the text of the document. In turn, Secretary

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