Zuckerberg announces new Facebook name and announces creation of 'metaverse'

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a large-scale rebranding of his company: now Facebook will be called Meta, writes Interfax. At the same time, it is noted that the names of all social networks and messengers owned by the company will remain the same - Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. The essence of renaming is ...

Alexey Navalny was awarded the Sakharov Prize

The European Parliament has awarded Navalny the Sakharov Prize, the BBC reports. The European Parliament has awarded Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny the Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the main human rights prize of the European Union. The fact that Navalny became the winner of the award is reported by the European People's Party, the largest faction ...

In Haiti, a gang kidnapped 17 American missionaries with their families

In Haiti, 17 American missionaries have been kidnapped, authorities blame the 400 Mawozo gang, according to the BBC. 17 missionaries from North America and their families, including children, were kidnapped by an armed gang near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Christian organization Christian Aid Ministries, to which ...

China tested a new hypersonic missile: technology hit the United States

China “launches a hypersonic missile that orbits the globe before hitting a target,” reports the Independent. “We have no idea how they did it,” said one source close to intelligence. It is reported that China has tested a hypersonic missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons, which ...

In a small town, he worked for 23 years in a government post as a 'magician' with a salary of $ 16 thousand a year: what did he do

City Hall of Christchurch (New Zealand) terminated a 23-year contract with a local "wizard". A year of his work cost the city budget $ 16 thousand, writes the Independent. 88-year-old Ian Brackenbury Channelnell has been providing "magic services" to citizens for 23 years. He will receive his last salary in December, ...

Already collected 9 tons: an activist has created a device that cleans the world's oceans from plastic

It has been nearly a decade since Boyan Slat announced at 18 that he had a plan to rid the world's oceans of plastic. What he did, said Business Insider. Slat, who is now 27 years old, is Dutch ...

One chance in 100 billion: a meteorite broke through the roof of a house and fell right on the bed next to a woman

A Canadian woman was sleeping in her bed when she heard a loud noise and barking from her dog. She looked up and saw a hole in the wall. Looking around, the landlady found a strange gray object lying on her bed right next to her head. The USA edition told in more detail ...

Jeff Bezos took a famous actor into space: now he is the oldest who has been there

Hollywood actor William Shatner - Captain Kirk from the legendary TV series Star Trek ("Star Trek") - became the oldest person in space. He went on as a member of the crew of the Blue Origin suborbital ship New Shepard by businessman Jeff Bezos. About it…

In Norway, a man fired a bow at passers-by: 5 people were killed, 2 more were wounded

A 37-year-old Danish citizen was arrested in Kongsberg (Norway). He attacked passers-by with a bow and arrow. As a result, 5 people were killed and 2 more were wounded. Writes about this The Guardian. Five killed, four women and one ...

Twisted research and lies: how an approved and publicized drug crippled thousands of children

The publication TSN.ua told about how the “innocent” medicine broke thousands of lives. This drug was called the "best" medicine for pregnant women and a panacea for any disease. But mistakes, lust for money, and insufficient research have had dramatic consequences. For no one in modern ...

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