The hepatitis A epidemic has broken out in Europe. The outbreak has been already registered in 13 countries. The majority of those infected are homosexuals. Larisa Popovich, Director of the Institute of Healthcare Economy at the Higher School of Economics, has told Pravda.Ru that is a disease of migrants. How can one save oneself?
Google executive and futurist Ray Kurzweil gave a forecast for decades ahead. In his opinion, the world will see dramatic changes every ten years. Some of them are already in store for us in the near future. In 2024, all cars in the world will use artificial intelligence
The world will find itself on the brink of a global catastrophe due to the phenomenon of global warming, the World Meteorological Organization said. Against the background of fears of USA's possible exit from the Paris Climate Agreement, the WMO Secretary General stated that one should prepare for weather conditions to worsen
The increase in the proportion of these gases in the air envelope of our planet, according to scientists, leads to the so-called greenhouse effect. Why some researchers are adamant in saying that recently the quantity of "man-made" CO2 emissions has increased? What if it is not "technological" but "natural" emissions?
Mankind will start fighting for natural resources that remain under the ice so far. Kern also believes that the rivalry between Russia, the US and China for geopolitical redistribution of the world in the fight for hidden resources may trigger WWIII. However, as it usually happens, different scientists share different opinions
Influenza A H1N1, or Spanish flu, killed between fifty and one hundred million people between 1918 and 1920. The avian flu virus currently has two strains endemic in the PR China and both are considered by the experts to have the potential to present serious problems to the human population. In the event of a pandemic, what will the authorities do?
The emergence of a super-powerful solar flare and a geomagnetic storm that it may entail will cost the US economy $40 billion every day after the disaster. A solar flare is a phenomenon that strikes imagination. Generally, a solar flare lasts only for a few minutes, but it embraces all layers of the atmosphere of the star
Russia's state-run corporation Roscosmos develops a project of a space cleaner - a satellite that will be able to "blow away" space junk. Currently, every new space launch leaves two or three fragments of spacecraft in near-Earth space. It can be a rocket stage, an upper stage or detachable fuel tanks
The US government has held exercises to simulate a collision of planet Earth with an asteroid up to 250 meters in diameter. The asteroid may supposedly ram into Earth on September 20, 2020. Prior to 2050, as many as eleven asteroids may approach our planet at distances smaller than the average radius of the lunar orbit
The populations of vertebrate creatures - mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles - have decreased by 58% as a result of human activities from 1970 to 2012. The greatest damage was caused to freshwater vertebrates
Even if life on this planet does not cease as a result of a global climate disaster, a nuclear war or a collision with an asteroid, sooner or later the world must end. In 1.75 billion years, the Earth could become uninhabitable under the influence of cosmic processes, experts believe.
How safe is the meat we eat? Is that roast chicken we brought from the take-away crawling with multi-resistant bacteria? As we mass-produce meat in factory farms and pump animals full of antibiotics, what effect is that having on the health of humans who consume it? The antibiotics are passed on through the food chain.
A recent report drawn up by a team of researchers from Leeds University in the UK has revealed that 98.4 per cent of packed lunches send with primary school children to school by their parents do not meet minimum requirements in nutritional standards. Our children are becoming ill...and it is not only in the United Kingdom.