'The situation is out of control': a new, more contagious strain of coronavirus identified

More and more countries are stopping rail and air links with the UK because of the new VUI-202012/01 coronavirus strain, the first cases of which were recorded there. The BBC writes about it. The new strain is more infectious and spreads faster than the previous one. However, there is no evidence yet ...

12 most unusual New Year traditions around the world

Eating grapes, wearing polka dots, or burning a scarecrow may seem like a strange New Year's tradition for those who first hear about it, but for others it is a centuries-old custom, writes Fodor's Travel. Here are 12 of the strangest and most unexpected traditions that ...

Video chats, biometrics, drones: come true predictions from the movie 'Back to the Future 2'

The author of the Black Maria Kino channel on Yandex.Zen suggests recalling the 1989 film Back to the Future-2, in which the main character Marty McFly finds himself in 2015. In the story, being in 2015, Marty wears Nike sneakers, which self-lace up. This technology is not ...

A US student violated quarantine abroad: she was sent to prison

An 18-year-old Georgia student and her water sports boyfriend have been sentenced by a Cayman Islands court to four months in prison for violating quarantine. Writes about this New York Post. The girl was punished for removing the monitor bracelet worn by the authorities from her arm ...

Court sentenced in Charlie Hebdo's terrorist attack case

In Paris, a court sentenced two defendants in the 2015 attack on the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo to 30 years in prison. Attacks on the editorial office of the magazine and a Jewish kosher store have killed 16 people. The BBC writes about it. The prosecution demanded ...

Pfizer Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Report

The most common side reactions are fatigue, headache and pain at the injection site, writes Channel 5. Pfizer has published a full report on the side effects of the coronavirus vaccine versus the tetanus vaccine, which most people received as children. ...

The only total solar eclipse of 2020: online broadcast from NASA

The only total solar eclipse in 2020 will occur this week. On Monday, December 14, sky watchers will have the opportunity to see a spectacular celestial event when the Moon completely covers the Sun. NASA calls it "one of the most spectacular natural phenomena." Where to look…

All Google services have a global failure

There has been a temporary glitch in Google services worldwide. Users did not have access to YouTube, Google Docs, and Gmail. The company has not yet announced the reasons for the failure. After some time, access was restored, but the services are malfunctioning. About it…

The family invested all their money in bitcoin: how they live after three years

Didi Teichuttu, his wife and three children bet on Bitcoin. In 2017, the family invested all their funds in cryptocurrency in order to make money on it in the future. How they live today and what they hope for, says CNBC. In 2017 ...

Beat Trump: Biden and Harris Win 2020 Man of the Year

US President Joe Biden and future Vice President Kamala Harris have been named "Person of the Year" by Time magazine. The BBC writes about it. The news on Twitter of the magazine is accompanied by the message: “Person of the Year” is not only about the outgoing year, ...

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