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20 cities in France where transport is free! | Public transport list

Are you a fan of free public transportation? Bus, metro, tram, bike and self-service cars are your way of life?

Here are 20 cities in France that offer free transport to their inhabitants. Economical, ecological and civic-minded!
1. Châteauroux

2. Gap

3. Manosque

4. Aurillac

5. Aubagne

6. Châteaudun

7. Colomiers

8. Libourne

9. Vitré

10. Issoudun

11. Figeac

12. Mayenne

13. Bar-le-Duc

14. Cambrai

15. Compiègne

16. Le Touquet

17. Cluses

18. Castres

19. Levallois

20. Boulogne Billancourt


How do animals breathe underwater?

Hundreds of millions of years ago our ancestors had this ability to breathe in water, but it was lost in the course of evolution.
How do aquatic animals breathe beneath the water?Hundreds of millions of years ago the very, very distant ancestors of humans, and of all the land animals with spines and four limbs, had this ability to breathe underwater, but it was lost after the first air-breathing creatures began to live on earth full-time.

🔹 Today, humans can only breathe in water with special equipment or in fiction with unique underwater abilities, like Aquaman.

The comics explain how the hybrid Aquaman, half human, half Atlantean, and all his human-like Atlantean cousins, can breathe in the depths of the ocean thanks to "gills" that are not visible, so the details are left to the imagination of the reader or viewer. 

But how exactly do real-world creatures breathe in their watery environments?There is a great deal of dissolved oxygen in most of the planet's seas, lakes an…

The number of patients with coronavirus in the United States exceeded 60 people

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. has reached 62, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday.
The CDC reported 34 cases last Friday. In 11 of them, those who had previously returned to the U.S. from abroad, and in two more cases coronavirus was transmitted from person to person in the United States.

In addition, 21 people were transported by State Department flights: three from Wuhan and 18 from the Diamond Princess ship from Japan.






According to the latest CDC data, of the 62 infected, 12 had previously returned to the United States from overseas trips. The number of human-to-human infections has increased to three.

The number of infected US citizens evacuated from the Diamond Princess has reached 44. The number of infected citizens coming from Chinese Wuhan remained the same.

On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in Wuhan city in central Hubei province. Speciali…

"Very high at the global level." WHO has changed the risk assessment for coronavirus COVID-19.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced that the risk assessment of coronavirus at the global level has been raised to "very high". This was reported on Friday.

LIVE daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros#coronavirushttps://t.co/Uuup642t9d — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 28, 2020

We have raised our assessment of the risk of spread and impact of COVID-19 to a very high level at the global level, he said during a press conference that was broadcast on Twitter by the organization.



The full briefing on #COVID19 by @DrTedroshttps://t.co/TM5aCuNm9qpic.twitter.com/yzG0Y4hbTo — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 28, 2020
Chinese authorities told WHO in late December 2019 about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in central Hubei province. 

🔹 Specialists found that the pathogen is a new type of coronavirus. 

WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance an…

Mexico Confirms First Coronavirus Infection | COVID-19 SARS-Cov-2 Update

Mexican Assistant Secretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell reported the first case of infection with the new coronavirus COVID-19 in the country.

According to the Health Department, the virus was diagnosed in a 35-year-old man, who was in Italy from February 14 to 22. At the moment he is in isolation in one of the hospitals, his condition is stable.

The Chinese coronavirus continues to spread rapidly around the world. The number of infected people has exceeded 78.8 thousand in China itself, 2.3 thousand in South Korea, 388 in Iran and 650 in Italy. 

In the last 24 hours, the first cases of infection have been detected in the Netherlands, Nigeria, Lithuania, Belarus, New Zealand and Azerbaijan.

Undersecretary of Health, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, reported that the person infected by Covid-19 is in CDMX; they are waiting for a second test for another person in Sinaloa

Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell confirmed the first case imported into Mexico of coronavirus, which is called Covid-19.

During…

Germany Has Announced a Coronavirus Epidemic | COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 Update

German Health Minister Jens Spahn announced that the country is at the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Tagesspiegel newspaper reported.


According to the minister, the chain of infection with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has recently become extremely difficult to track - and because of this it is not clear whether the current strategy to combat the virus will lead to limiting its spread.

According to Spahn, the Ministry Health, the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases and the authorities of the federal states affected by the virus have established a crisis headquarters to counter the epidemic.

The minister urged citizens not to panic and not to go to hospital because of a simple cough - but those who have visited infected areas in the past two weeks are advised to be examined and go to home quarantine.




Video | In early February 2020, thousands of people around the world were infected with a brand-new type of coronavirus. The authorities are taking "unprecedented" mea…

Chinese and US scientists found new methods for virus detection

Two medRxiv articles on the same day: A new method to detect viruses has been found by Chinese as well as other scientists, which can be tested on-site, with results within 45 minutes.



🔹 These methods are of great significance for the community and the general population to detect infection with the virus.
The new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or 2019-nCoV) threatens global health, and although it is very similar to SARS-CoV, it is more contagious.
Existing RT-qPCR detection methods often require expensive equipment and trained professionals. Under these circumstances, it is urgent to develop a technique that is fast, accurate, and capable of detecting viruses in the field.
On February 25, preprint website medRxiv issued respectively by the Institute of Applied Biology, Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, Dr. Yin Xiushan team, and the American Royal Oak, Michigan Beaumont Michael B Chancellor team.


The study reports brought by Chinese and foreign scientists revealed reverse transcriptas…

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Italy rose to 12.

The number of deaths due to coronavirus infection in Italy has risen to 12, with a total of 374 cases since the beginning of the epidemic, the head of the Italian Civil Protection Service Angelo Borrelli said at a press conference in Rome on Wednesday.



Borrelli, who was appointed by the government on 31 January as commissioner for the implementation of the state of emergency in connection with the spread of coronavirus, said that the total number of infected people includes all dead and recovered people.

Eleven deaths had previously been reported. All of them had been recorded in northern Italy in the Lombardy and Veneto regions. 

🔹 All the deceased were elderly people, some of them suffering from serious chronic diseases.

On Wednesday morning, the authorities of Emilia Romagna officially announced the first fatal outcome of coronavirus infection in the region. 

It was a 70-year-old patient permanently residing in Lombardy. He died in a hospital in Piacenza. According to medical reports, …

A major fire broke out in California at an oil refinery | Carson Refinery Fire

A major fire broke out at the refinery of the Marathon Petroleum Oil Company in Carson, California, according to official Twitter reports.






According to the fire services, the fire was preceded by an explosion. At present, the fire services have managed to take control of the fire. DEVELOPING: An apparent explosion has caused a large fire at the Marathon Refinery in Carson. pic.twitter.com/NQdDRcodA9 — Citizen Los Angeles (@CitizenAppLA) February 26, 2020
According to the newspaper Los Angeles Daily News, the incident occurred on Tuesday evening at 22.50 local time (Wednesday morning, 09.50 Moscow time).

🔹 According to preliminary data, there were no casualties during the fire.

As noted on the company's website, Marathon Petroleum has the largest oil refining system in the country, with a capacity of more than 3 million barrels per day.


Huge fire burning at a refinery in Carson @ABC7@abc7chriscristi#abc7eyewitnesspic.twitter.com/iu1B8XtKMs — christina heller (@CHellerTVNews) February 26, …

Lufthansa decides on austerity package because of Coronavirus

In order to compensate for loss of revenue due to the novel coronavirus, Lufthansa has decided on a savings package.
The Lufthansa Group has launched a programme to reduce costs. Planned new hires are currently being reviewed, suspended or postponed to a later date, the company announced in Frankfurt on Wednesday. 



In addition, employees are to be encouraged to take unpaid leave and reduce the volume of part-time work.
Planned new hires would be "re-examined, suspended or postponed to a later date", the company announced in Frankfurt am Main on Wednesday. In addition, employees could take unpaid leave immediately. 
🔹 An expansion of collectively agreed upon part-time offers is also being examined. 
"All planned station and flight attendant training courses starting in April 2020 will not be carried out", the announcement went on to say. 
For the time being, the participants of the courses already running would not be taken on in an employment relationship. 
"However…

Coronavirus fears in Europe | Italy confirmed its sixth death from the virus today

Italian plane will be "detained" on arrival in Mauritius. The authorities "demand that all people on board quarantined or return directly back" amid concerns about the coronavirus that killed SIX in Italy.


🔹 Passengers from the Italian regions most affected were detained on an Alitalia flight after arrival in Mauritius.
🔹Forty of them have finally decided to return to northern Italy, where the number of virus deaths has risen to six.
🔹Two men aged 84 and 88 and a woman in a hospital in Brescia were confirmed as victims four, five and six.
🔹Britain said the "threat is low", while France has rejected requests to close its mountain border with Italy.
🔹Italy confirmed 219 cases of the virus, by far the highest number outside of China, Japan and South Korea.
🔹Lombardy and Veneto closed cities and banned public demonstrations with closed schools to stop the virus.
🔹A passenger left a flight from London to Milan today because he fears that tourists may spread th…

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"Very high at the global level." WHO has changed the risk assessment for coronavirus COVID-19.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced that the risk assessment of coronavirus at the global level has been raised to "very high". This was reported on Friday.

LIVE daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros#coronavirushttps://t.co/Uuup642t9d — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 28, 2020

We have raised our assessment of the risk of spread and impact of COVID-19 to a very high level at the global level, he said during a press conference that was broadcast on Twitter by the organization.



The full briefing on #COVID19 by @DrTedroshttps://t.co/TM5aCuNm9qpic.twitter.com/yzG0Y4hbTo — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 28, 2020
Chinese authorities told WHO in late December 2019 about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in central Hubei province. 

🔹 Specialists found that the pathogen is a new type of coronavirus. 

WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance an…

Mexico Confirms First Coronavirus Infection | COVID-19 SARS-Cov-2 Update

Mexican Assistant Secretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell reported the first case of infection with the new coronavirus COVID-19 in the country.

According to the Health Department, the virus was diagnosed in a 35-year-old man, who was in Italy from February 14 to 22. At the moment he is in isolation in one of the hospitals, his condition is stable.

The Chinese coronavirus continues to spread rapidly around the world. The number of infected people has exceeded 78.8 thousand in China itself, 2.3 thousand in South Korea, 388 in Iran and 650 in Italy. 

In the last 24 hours, the first cases of infection have been detected in the Netherlands, Nigeria, Lithuania, Belarus, New Zealand and Azerbaijan.

Undersecretary of Health, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, reported that the person infected by Covid-19 is in CDMX; they are waiting for a second test for another person in Sinaloa

Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell confirmed the first case imported into Mexico of coronavirus, which is called Covid-19.

During…

SpaceX wants to send three tourists to the ISS

The US space company SpaceX wants to send three tourists to the International Space Station ISS.



It is planned that the tourists will travel to the ISS in the second half of 2021 together with a commander in the "Crew Dragon" space capsule, as the Texas start-up Axiom - SpaceX's partner company in the project - announced on Thursday.Neither of the two companies gave any indication of how much the tourists would probably have to pay for the trip. 

The costs for the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket alone, which will transport the space capsule into space, amount to around 60 million dollars (53 million euros).

In addition, the construction of a new "Crew Dragon" capsule must be financed.

🔹 In this respect, the ticket for the flight should cost tens of millions of dollars.

In earlier years, a total of eight tourists had already travelled to the ISS in Russian Soyuz capsules. 

The first was US entrepreneur Dennis Tito in 2001, who paid 20 million dollars for a vacati…

A new species of insect was named after Lady Gaga for being eccentric. | Kaikaia gaga

Insect was named after Lady GagaBrendan Morris, PhD at the University of Illinois, observed the behavior of about a thousand treehoppers for his research project when he suddenly noticed one female who was different from the others.


Scientists decided to name the recently discovered insect in honor of Lady Gaga for their "eccentric sense of style," NME reports.

In the scientific publication Zootaxa, he and his co-author, the entomologist Christopher Dietrich, wrote about it "an additional cross m-cu (between the fourth and fifth longitudinal veins) in the front wing, as well as a frontal-clipella form".

Morris decided to call the insect "Kaikaia gaga" so that specialists could understand what kind of species we are talking about.

"If there ever is a Lady Gaga bug, it will definitely be a treehopper bug because of its crazy horns and eccentric sense of style. They don't look like anything you've seen before," he explained.

Now Morris hopes…

How the lungs of a person suffering from Coronavirus look | Photos

Chinese doctors have published an x-ray of the lungs of a patient with the coronavirus 2019-nCoV that has spread through China and other countries.

The images published by Chinese doctors are of a 33-year-old woman who entered the hospital after presenting symptoms such as fever and cough for five days.
CT Imaging of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pneumonia.https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/radiol.2020200236 …



At the time of the woman's admission, doctors noted that her body temperature had risen to 39°C and heard the sounds of her breathing were harsh in both lungs.









Doctors examine the patient for coronavirusAccording to the results of the studies published in the journal Radiology, the patient had a clear deficiency of white blood cells, as well as multiple peripheral opacities in ground-glass in both lungs.
The outbreak of coronavirus that has put the whole world on alert because of its spread in several countries emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of December …

Chinese and US scientists found new methods for virus detection

Two medRxiv articles on the same day: A new method to detect viruses has been found by Chinese as well as other scientists, which can be tested on-site, with results within 45 minutes.



🔹 These methods are of great significance for the community and the general population to detect infection with the virus.
The new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or 2019-nCoV) threatens global health, and although it is very similar to SARS-CoV, it is more contagious.
Existing RT-qPCR detection methods often require expensive equipment and trained professionals. Under these circumstances, it is urgent to develop a technique that is fast, accurate, and capable of detecting viruses in the field.
On February 25, preprint website medRxiv issued respectively by the Institute of Applied Biology, Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, Dr. Yin Xiushan team, and the American Royal Oak, Michigan Beaumont Michael B Chancellor team.


The study reports brought by Chinese and foreign scientists revealed reverse transcriptas…

The number of patients with coronavirus in the United States exceeded 60 people

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. has reached 62, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday.
The CDC reported 34 cases last Friday. In 11 of them, those who had previously returned to the U.S. from abroad, and in two more cases coronavirus was transmitted from person to person in the United States.

In addition, 21 people were transported by State Department flights: three from Wuhan and 18 from the Diamond Princess ship from Japan.






According to the latest CDC data, of the 62 infected, 12 had previously returned to the United States from overseas trips. The number of human-to-human infections has increased to three.

The number of infected US citizens evacuated from the Diamond Princess has reached 44. The number of infected citizens coming from Chinese Wuhan remained the same.

On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in Wuhan city in central Hubei province. Speciali…

Scientists propose to fight viruses with fullerenes

Fight viruses with fullerenes
Scientists from Skoltech and the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have created water-soluble fullerene compounds that have valuable biological properties. The results of the study are published in the journal Chemical Communications. Thanks to this biological properties they can be used to develop effective antiviral drugs, including to suppress the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Fullerenes are molecular compounds composed of three-coordinated carbon atoms, which are closed convex polyhedra. Depending on the number of atoms in the molecule, fullerenes resemble a soccer ball (C 60 ) or a rugby ball (C 70 ) in shape.

Compounds based on fullerenes have a pronounced antiviral, antibacterial, antitumor and antioxidant activity, so scientists have long viewed them as a promising basis for the creation of new drugs. Unfortunately, fullerenes are absolutely insoluble in water, which prevents their use in medicine.

R…

Medications have positive results in research for the treatment of coronavirus; here are 4 possibilities

Medicine used against malaria for almost 100 years and others without approval in Brazil are among the most promising after tests.


Four drugs showed positive - but still preliminary - results in scientific research in the treatment of Covid-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. These drugs act at different stages of cell contamination. They are:

ChloroquineRemindLopinavir/RitonavirFavipiravirHowever, self-medication is not recommended, since research has not been fully completed and it is not yet known whether there are any side effects from use by patients infected with the coronavirus.
The study on Favipiravir was released on Wednesday (18) - it is sold commercially in Japan under the name Avigan. It was developed by Toyama Chemical, of the Fujifilm group, and has been used for over 5 years against Influenza. Its use is only authorized in Japan.
The medicine is being tested only in laboratories outside the country. When consulted, Anvisa informed that there is no request for re…

Coronavirus - Satellite Images Show Abandoned Places Worldwide

Whether China, Europe or the Middle East - the new type of corona virus is spreading everywhere.

Large events are canceled, crowds are avoided. Satellites have captured images of partially abandoned locations.world infections increase with the coronavirus. In particularly badly affected countries, public life comes to a standstill. Satellite images from the US space technology company Maxar show the extent of the epidemic in a before-and-after comparison.


The Al Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the largest mosque in the world - there is usually a huge crowd here. Source: VIA REUTERS