There are about 6000 languages in the world, with 80 percent of them being under the threat of extinction: one language dies every 15 days.
The corridor of the Fundamental Library of the Moscow State University is overcrowded – it is impossible to elbow one’s way through it. A young man’s voice was heard in the crowd: “If your banknote burns, I’ll repay you with two!”. People exchanged glances, grinning, when the boldest of them offered a one hundred rouble banknote. The guy calmly put it in a glass, filled with some liquid, and set fire to it. The fire enveloped it for several seconds and then died out. The banknote was left untouched. The surprised viewers learnt that there were water and acetone in the glass, acetone vapours burnt after evaporating from damp banknote.
Lomonosov Moscow State University entered the top 200 of world's best universities according to the QS, but compared to last year, the rating dropped to four lines, according to data of RIA Novosti group provided within the cooperation with QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
Southern Federal University (SFU) entered the final table of the TOP-800 world leading universities QS World University Ranking for the first time, according to data released on Tuesday by the world's leading analyst of higher education and employment, the British company QS (Quacquarelli Symonds).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as last year, takes the lead in the top 200 of world's best universities according to the QS, as it is pointed by data of RIA Novosti group provided within the cooperation with QS Quacquarelli Symonds.