Predictions for the so-called "end of the world" appear on a regular basis, almost every year, and the new year 2017 is no exception at this point. According to recent reports, the world will cease to exist in October of 2017, when planet Nibiru rams into Earth
The Holy Sepulchre is the main shrine of Christendom. This is the tomb in the rock, in which, according to the Gospel, Jesus Christ was buried after his crucifixion and where he then resurrected three days afterwards. The tomb is the main altar of the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem
The idea about the destruction of the universe is based on the hypothesis of vacuum instability. Any system in our world has a certain amount of potential energy. For example, a ball on top of the hill under the influence of gravity tends to release the energy and fall much lower, to thus become "stable"
Herbal cells may settle down and parasitize on the organism of a human or an animalGeneticists say that mutations seriously change the set of chromosomes, and people with mutations can thus hardly be called humans. In Yerevan in the former Soviet republic of Armenia, 18-year-old girl Narine Aivasyan shocked doctors with her unusual disease
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
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
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
Some of them may be destined to pay our planet a close visit someday, as the one that hit Russia in February 2013. Who would have predicted that? Lately, one of the potentially hazardous asteroids, named 2014 UR116, created quite a buzz when various media reported that the 370-wide space rock may hit Earth
For centuries, people sincerely believed that the dead can rise from their graves. The most famous character is Dracula. In Germany, archaeologists found evidence to prove the existence of such zombies. Our ancestors were not trying to resurrect the dead. On the contrary - they were trying not to let the deceased rise from their graves
The meteorite that hit the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15, 2013, was the cause of a large number of dynamic ionospheric, atmospheric and seismic phenomena. During 9-15 minutes after the meteorite fall at ranges 400-1200 km from the explosion site a changes were observed in the spectral and amplitude characteristics of the scattered signal
The word 'listening' has many meanings, and the context, in which it is done, will often determine the level of concentration that is required for one to be considered to be listening. Many people work while listening to music playing in the background. People often talk in small groups, where there is little real listening by anyone
Chikingunya, meaning "writhing around in pain", has hit the American continent for the first time, with 1,200 cases reported in El Salvador and 57 imported cases in the United States of America. This viral disease, carried by the mosquito, was found in the Americas for the first time last December. There is one new case every two minutes in some...