Bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres continue to puzzle researchers. When recently a team of astronomers led by Paolo Molaro of the Trieste Astronomical Observatory in Italy, conducted observations of these features, they found out something unexpected. The scientists were surprised to detect that the spots brighten during the day
Shamanism is the national religion in many regions of the Earth, including Yakutia. The ancient belief has survived the Soviet persecution of the religion. During those atheist years the Yakut shamans were hiding their abilities. The remaining oyuuns, as they were called by the local population, and Udege (female shamans) soon found a loophole
Some effects of Cannabis can improve the consumption of energy by the brain, which is deficient in Alzheimer's Disease, according to the results of a study led by Cellular Neurosciences and Biology Center (CNC), University of Coimbra (UC), Portugal and the Cajal Institute - Centre for Biomedical Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, in Spain.
We are accustomed to the fact that the Moon is Earth's satellite. But will it always be the case? According to Gennady Raykunov, General Director of the Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering, the Moon may eventually leave the Earth's orbit and become an independent planet. In this case, the Earth will turn into a lifeless desert
USA's first space shuttles could be used as carriers of strike weapons. Soon afterwards, the Soviet Union unveiled the most powerful and most expensive space ship with a unique automatic landing system. The spacecraft was called Buran. On 15 November 1988, the Buran blasted off into space on board a unique carrier rocket Energia
Chinese and European astrophysics admitted the possibility of a solar superflare that may become deadly to many living beings on the planet. However, Russian experts believe that we have nothing to be afraid of. The most recent solar superflare did not cause massive deaths. There were periods of global extinctions in the history of the Earth
It is generally believed that mankind of the XXI century is much more progressive than our predecessors, who lived hundreds and thousands of years ago. However, in ancient times, there were technologies that could come in handy in our days. However, the secret of those technologies has been irretrievably lost
Asteroid 2004 BL86, slated to swoosh by Earth on Jan. 26, is the largest known body to pass near our home planet until 2027. The asteroid will miss Earth at a velocity of about 15.7 km/s. This January is a busy month for near-Earth asteroids. Only this week, two space rocks passed by our planet at a very close distance of less than 2 LD
The main propaganda of the elites of the capitalist globalization regarding the market economy and the lowering of prices of a particular product is that the more enterprises operate in a market, the more they will compete with each-other and the more they will raise the quality of their services and products
Billionaire Sir Richard Branson is ready to invest his wealth in a web coverage project for the most hard-to-reach corners of the world, districts with a poor infrastructure, and passengers of various airlines. Global low-altitude satellite projects were initiated as far back as in the 90's, when the main competitors were Iridium and Teledesic
Nature magazine: While we are destroying out ecosphere, namely the planet which hosts us and its inhabitants, we also have good news stories: the relationship between a species of squid and a bacteria which protects it. Enter center stage Hawaiian bobtail squid and Vibrio fischeri.
One of the most fascinating aspects of being human is the ability to create. Creation, in some sense, requires the ability to think outside of the box and to distance or separate the mind from a problem. Mathematics might be viewed as our effort to establish a logical template for our apparently infinite ability to create
Communities of microbes, sustainable ecosystems deep below the Earth's crust? Not probably, but certainly and not only at one site, according to an article printed in the magazine Nature on December 17. Will the research also help scientists discover life beneath the crust of Mars?