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171 countries have joined the international COVAX vaccination mechanism

171 countries have joined the international COVAX vaccination mechanism

So far, only 171 countries have joined the international COVAX mechanism (“Kovax”), which should ensure equal access to coronavirus vaccines. This was announced today, October 9, at a briefing in Geneva by the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adan Gebrejesus. “This week, China and the Republic of Korea joined the COVAX mechanism, bringing the total number of ...

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The scientist told about the unmanned lunar shuttle Corvette.

The scientist told about the unmanned lunar shuttle Corvette.

The Korvet” unmanned spacecraft, which is offered to deliver soil from the surface of a natural Earth satellite to the Russian orbital station, will be designed for 2-3 such “deliveries”, said Lev Zelenyi, research director of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Earlier Igor Mitrofanov, the Head of the Nuclear Planetology Department of the Institute for ...

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Toxic substances were found in water samples in Kamchatka.

Toxic substances were found in water samples in Kamchatka.

Permissible concentration of phosphate ions is exceeded almost 11 times, phenol – almost three times, and iron – almost seven times. In water samples for the content of pollutants in Kamchatka, there was recorded an excess of the permissible concentration of iron, phenol, and phosphate ions. This was reported by the press-service of the Ministry of Natural Resources on Thursday, ...

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for the method of genome editing.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for the method of genome editing.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2020 was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Dudna, who developed the technology to edit the genome CRISPR/Cas9, said the Nobel Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Charpentier, a French microbiologist currently working in Germany, and her colleague, the American biochemist Jennifer Dudna (University of Berkeley, California), discovered several years ago the ...

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The astronaut believes that life on Mars already exists.

The astronaut believes that life on Mars already exists.

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev believes that mankind has already brought life to the Red Planet by sending automatic stations and rovers there. “I think that, in fact, there is life already on Mars, and we have most likely already brought it. Because those Mars rovers, rovers, those stations that reached Mars – no matter how we process them, no matter ...

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Human trials of COVID-19 vaccines started in Turkey

Human trials of COVID-19 vaccines started in Turkey

The head of the republic expects the start of the production of his own vaccine and its application to people in the near future. In Turkey testing of three vaccines from coronavirus of own production on people at once has begun. This is stated in the report of Health Minister Fahrettin Koji to the President of the Republic Recep Tayyip ...

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Antares missile sent Cygnus to ISS

Antares missile sent Cygnus to ISS

Antares launch vehicle with cargo ship Cygnus was launched from the cosmodrome on the island of Wallops (Virginia, USA) in the Atlantic Ocean. The spacecraft is to deliver to the International Space Station about 3.6 tons of cargo: food, basic necessities, equipment for the station, and instruments for scientific research. This flight of Cygnus is the third under a new ...

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