A giant prehistoric crocodile 150 years hiding in the Museum Scientists from Edinburgh University examined the remains of a prehistoric marine predator found in the collections of the natural history Museum of London. It turned out that relatives of modern crocodiles a longer history than previously thought. A study published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. The remains of the ancient predator was kept in the Museum of natural history over the last 150 years. Scientists estimate, the length of the reptile was little more than three meters. A relative of the modern crocodile lived in warm shallow seas on the territory of modern Europe. Powerful jaws and big teeth allowed him to become dominant in the water predator. Previously it was believed that the subfamily of prehistoric crocodiles (geosaurus) to refer to the new, appeared in the upper division of the Jurassic period 152-157 million years ago. However, the
Decoded the genome of the stinky fruit Singapore scientists have published the results of sequencing of the genome of durian — a tropical fruit with a hard shell, soft flesh and a sharp specific smell. About their work they reported in the journal Nature Genetics. Briefly reported by EurekAlert! “I like genetics, of course, interested in the genome of the durian: what gene gives it such a pungent smell as he develops his prickly rind,” commented one of the authors, Professor of the Singapore national cancer centre for the study of Those Bean tin. The authors investigated the separate species of durian called Musang King. She is known for her soft flesh and a strong smell. The scientists found that the genome of the fruit contains about 46 thousand genes, more than double the human genome. Using the latest data, geneticists have traced the evolution of durian and his relationship
“Not sure that Russia in the coming years we will see a man of this magnitude”. As Vyacheslav Ivanov changed Russian and world science 7 Oct died Vyacheslav Ivanov linguist, anthropologist, semiotician, author of translations from dozens of languages, one of the creators of machine translation, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of arts and Sciences, a fellow of the British Academy and the Academy of Sciences of Latvia. He was 88 years old. In the last years of his life he combined his work at UCLA, where he was a Professor in the Department of Slavic languages, work at MSU and RSUH. As Vyacheslav Ivanov changed Russian and world science, at the request of “Medusa” recalls academician, a specialist in the field of classical Philology and comparative linguistics Nicholas Kazan. Nikolay Kazanskiy Doctor of philological Sciences, academician Care Vyacheslav Vsevolodovich — loss for all
The government of Moscow region and representatives of the Japanese company Hino signed a cooperation agreement. This was reported on the website of the regional government on Monday, 9 October. “We are honored that you have decided on the placement of their production here in the suburbs. We are ready to cooperate and open. I am sure that the plant and the Corporation will succeed and we will do everything we can,” said the head of the region Andrei Vorobyov at the meeting with Japanese businessmen. At the suggestion of the Moscow government, the plant will be built in Khimki. Representatives of the group Hino noted that the chosen place has excellent transport accessibility and proximity to the airport. The new facility will assemble small – and medium-duty trucks brand Hino 300 series and 500 weight 3,5; 7,5; 12 and 18 tons. It is planned that the design of the
Dmitry Peskov Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov does not know how Vladimir Putin accepted a gift from Silvio Berlusconi, he also expressed doubt that the head of state is aware of the issue abroad of products using his name. His words on Monday, October 9, the correspondent of “Tape.ru”. “I don’t know about the reaction of the President on the duvet cover from Berlusconi,” — said Peskov, commenting on the news that the former Prime Minister of Italy has given Putin the 65th anniversary of the veil with the image of the handshake of politicians. Earlier, the Italian Saggese della Sera newspaper said that Berlusconi has visited Sochi on Putin’s birthday and presented him embroidered duvet cover king size. In addition, according to the representative of the Kremlin, foreign manufacturers have not requested permission of the President of Russia on release of goods with his name.
A resident of Nizhny Novgorod appealed to the court against ex-husband demanding the return of the cat from “unlawful possession”. On Monday, October 9, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the joint press-service of the courts of General jurisdiction in Nizhny Novgorod region. “The woman pointed in support of the claim that the defendant holds the pet against her will, as the owner of the animal, without any legal grounds, and most likely does not provide proper care for them”, — stated in the message. According to the press service, spouses live separately. With 2016 the woman repeatedly asked the former wife to return the cat, but he did not agree. Then she went to court. To the consideration of civil cases for recovery of property from unlawful possession, “and that cat,” began the Leninskiy district court of Nizhniy Novgorod. By law, if a man will not return seized property
White nationalists back in Charlottesville The demonstrators returned to a city in the state of Virginia, where in August there were clashes between the ultra-right and anti-fascists, during which the girl died. White nationalists returned to Charlottesville, USA, two months after a clash with anti-fascists and activists of leftist movements. Then, during the riots killed a party to a counter-action, 32-year-old Heather Hayer. Mayor Mike Sayner called a small group of people gathered around the monument to General Robert E. Lee, “a vile neo-Nazis, who caused the city once infamous visit.” “You’re not welcome here! Go back home!” — wrote the mayor on his page on “Twitter”. A torchlight procession was organized by the leader of a group of right-wing activists Richard Spencer. Published on video, protesters scream: “You don’t replace us” and “We shall return”. The statue of General Robert E. Lee who commanded the Confederate army during the
Erdogan fell asleep together with the Poroshenko press-conference MOSCOW, October 9 — RIA Novosti. In the network appeared the frames of the joint press conference with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, which shows how the Turkish leader sleeps. The video was published in Twitter account Sputnik Turkey. The footage noticeable as Erdogan during a speech Poroshenko several times, yawns, closes his eyes and falls asleep. The Ukrainian President, apparently, noticing the sleepy colleagues, and tapped with his hand on the table to Wake him up. Poroşenko, Erdoğan”ın uykusunu getirdihttps://t.co/APWP1N68Ht pic.twitter.com/Bqh1ULytIg — Sputnik Türkiye (@sputnik_TR) October 9, 2017 During the download an error has occurred. On Monday, Erdogan paid an official visit to Kiev, where he met with Petro Poroshenko. During the visit the parties signed several documents, in particular, the action plan for the development of bilateral relations in 2017-2019.