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Flu epidemic postponed until January

The flu epidemic in Russia will not begin until January of next year, according to the chief sanitary doctor Gennady Onishchenko. As "says Moscow," Onishchenko said that the situation with the common cold in the fall and winter will depend on the results of the vaccination campaign against influenza. According to doctors, the encouraging factor is that, how was the flu epidemic in the Southern Hemisphere — dangerous new flu strains have arisen there, write "Arguments and Facts".

"We expect some recovery, but if things unfold as now, the bulk of this growth will occur in the beginning of 2012,"

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6.4-magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred on Saturday near the north-western part of the coast of the Japanese island of Honshu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website. Tremors occurred at 13.24 local time (08.24 MSK). The epicenter of the earthquake was located 114 kilometers south-east of Morioka in Iwate Prefecture and 417 kilometers from Tokyo. Hearth lies at a depth 35.7 kilometers. No casualties, destruction and the threat of a tsunami is not reported. In March, in the north-east of Japan 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami height of more than ten meters. As a result of the disaster

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Belgium will create an artificial island for solar energy

Belgium has already developed a plan for how to use man-made islands in the North Sea to the special configuration (sand dunes with water-filled hollow in the middle) to produce and store wind energy. Now the country to reflect on how to apply such a scheme for the extraction of solar energy.

On the West Lake Neuchatel plan to create an artificial island with rotating elements, repeating the path of the Sun. For a start, this technology will be installed on three islands with a diameter of 25 meters. Each island will be located 100 mobile solar panels.

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The Jewish Museum was opened to the public

Today, 12 November, the doors to the general public hospitably opened the Moscow Jewish Museum. Purpose of creating such a cultural institution — visualization of Jewish life and culture, and a demonstration of Russian history through the prism of the life of a people.

The opening ceremony of the museum, which was attended by Israeli President Shimon Peres, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of Russia, as well as Russia's chief rabbi Berel Lazar, a huge number of cultural leaders of the two countries, was held on November 8. In his opening speech Perez said that the museum is a striking statement

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Pearl of Asia: Thailand

Before 1949, Thailand was called Siam. Culture of the country has absorbed the best of the heritage of China and India, which has made this country very popular with many tourists. Thailand ready to give an unforgettable experience to all: travelers to hit the road on flights travel agencies and backpackers who are not looking for easy ways. Go in this country is risky because you can get under her spell and stay there forever, which is what hundreds of tourists. This Asian country is fraught with a lot of secrets and stunning landscapes, among which there is not one

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Poetry Festival in St. Michael

This year starts forty sixth Russian poetry festival dedicated to the greatest poet that has no equal on earth, Alexander Pushkin. In addition to the festival this festival is dedicated to Pushkin's also the day of the Russian language in Russia.

Poetic "celebrations" will take place from the first to the June 6. The main venue for the festival will reserve, before the village, "Mikhailovskoye" and the town of Pskov Pushkin Mountains.

The festival kicked off yesterday in "Michael." As the channel "Culture", the festival during these days will be accompanied by exhibits bright and interesting concerts, fairs, and

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The vernal equinox in 2011 falls on March 21

The time when the center of the sun in its apparent motion along the ecliptic crosses the celestial equator is called the equinox. At this time, the Earth is in a position relative to the Sun, when both hemispheres, from the equator to the poles, heated relatively the same. This happens twice a year: the vernal equinox and the autumnal equinox. The vernal equinox occurs when the Sun moves from the Southern Hemisphere sky in the north and this is usually 20 or 21 March. The autumnal equinox occurs on 22 or 23 September, when the Sun

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Giant Asteroid 2005 YU55 will proceed near Earth in November

Astronomers say that in November this year, our planet would be just to miss a very large asteroid 2005 YU55, a diameter of about 400 meters. According to preliminary calculations, the 2005 YU55 will proceed at a distance of about 300,000 km from the planet, which is less than the distance from the Earth to the Moon.

Community of professional astronomers intend to observe 2005 YU55 with radar, optical and infrared telescopes. Amateur astronomers can see the 2005 YU55 flyby past Earth in conventional telescopes, which are sold in stores.

Asteroid 2005 YU55 was discovered as part of Spacewatch,

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Fish kill in Canada

Thousands of dead fish found on the surface of the water in the Rideau Canal (Rideau Canal) in Ottawa. Tourists and local residents complain of foul smell and speculate on the reasons for the mass death of fish in the canal.

Federal Organization Parks Canada, which is responsible for the Rideau Canal, says that there is no reason to worry. The organization has received many calls from residents concerned about the situation around the canal at the loss of the fish. However, representatives of the organization say that the fish died of natural causes, not related to pollution, in particular

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Victims of shark attacks in 2011 in the world have 12 people

Last year, in the world there were 75 cases of shark attacks on humans. 12 of them were fatal. These data are contained in the report scientists from the Natural History Museum in Miami, Florida.

Eleven cases of attacks on the person of the predators have occurred in Australia, three ended in tragedy. Two people were killed on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles and South Africa. On one fatal cases were recorded in Costa Rica, Kenya and New Caledonia.

In the U.S., there were 29 cases of shark attacks, mostly in Florida, but they have

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