Science and Technology 2022, December

Scientists have figured out the role of males in the population

Scientists have figured out the role of males in the population

New research by biologists is shedding light on old questions about the role of males and why most multicellular organisms use sexual reproduction. According to the authors, males help maintain the genetic health of the population

Scientists have found traces of a "super-ancient" population of people in the DNA of Denisovites

Scientists have found traces of a "super-ancient" population of people in the DNA of Denisovites

We are talking about a population that separated from the common tree of human evolution almost 2 million years ago

New remedy for snakebite could save 100,000 lives a year

New remedy for snakebite could save 100,000 lives a year

Researchers reported the creation of a cheap and easy-to-use remedy for snake bites. It can save hundreds of thousands of people a year from death or disability

What happens if you drop a nuclear bomb on a hurricane

What happens if you drop a nuclear bomb on a hurricane

Potential consequences of a nuclear hurricane terrify specialists

Russia has stopped the development of a lunar super-heavy rocket

Russia has stopped the development of a lunar super-heavy rocket

Russia has stopped technical design of a super-heavy rocket for flights to the moon, but it is possible that work may resume after the program is clarified

Scientists plan to release mammoths into Arctic tundra in 6 years

Scientists plan to release mammoths into Arctic tundra in 6 years

Ten thousand years after woolly mammoths disappeared from the face of the Earth, scientists decided to embark on an ambitious project to return these animals to the Arctic tundra

Scientists first show the quantum "carnival effect"

Scientists first show the quantum "carnival effect"

For the first time in the world, an international group of scientists led by specialists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (NRNU MEPhI) was able to demonstrate the recently predicted quantum-electrodynamic effect

Scientists have identified three of the most powerful solar flares in the past 10 thousand years

Scientists have identified three of the most powerful solar flares in the past 10 thousand years

American and European scientists who studied the concentration of the carbon-14 isotope in the annual rings of trees in Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Russia and the United States, were able to identify two previously unknown superflares on the Sun, which occurred in 7176 and 5259 BC

Hawking's theory of the anomalous properties of black holes confirmed

Hawking's theory of the anomalous properties of black holes confirmed

Physicists at the University of Sussex have shown for the first time that black holes can exert pressure on the environment. This unusual property of black holes was suggested by the famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in 1974, but until now there was only a theory

Russian scientists have discovered the "elixir of youth" in Siberian fir

Russian scientists have discovered the "elixir of youth" in Siberian fir

Russian scientists from the research and production company "Initium-Pharm" and the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences were the first in the world to reveal the ability of Siberian fir terpenes to start the autophagy process in the human body, promoting that

How to choose a microwave oven

How to choose a microwave oven

The microwave oven is now a must-have in any kitchen. She not only helps to warm up ready-made meals, but also to cook them, defrost food

The game of genes. Is it possible to predict the future of a person using DNA and change it

The game of genes. Is it possible to predict the future of a person using DNA and change it

Scientists have long been looking for an answer to the question of why some people are successful in society, while others are outcasts. Observations of the twins showed that it was partly a matter of heredity, and brain scans of prisoners helped to identify common patterns. The next step is to warn

Intestinal bacteria turned out to be drug accumulators

Intestinal bacteria turned out to be drug accumulators

European biologists have discovered that drugs can accumulate in the cells of the intestinal microflora, changing the amount and timing of the drug entering the human body

Space concrete created from space dust and astronaut blood

Space concrete created from space dust and astronaut blood

It can cost more than 100 million rubles to transport a single brick to Mars, so building a Martian colony in the future seems prohibitively expensive

Holographic cinema can become a reality

Holographic cinema can become a reality

Japanese engineers at TUAT announced that they have created a real holographic video for the first time. It can be compared to the holographic projection made by the RD2D robot from the Star Wars saga

How can holograms change our daily life?

How can holograms change our daily life?

For a very long time, holograms have been very popular in cinematography, such as in Star Wars, where holography was used as a form of easy communication

7 strangest experiments in space

7 strangest experiments in space

Humanity has been studying space since ancient times, but we managed to enter outer space for the first time only in the second half of the 20th century. Moreover, at that time, scientists did not know exactly how the human body would behave in space

Australia finds evidence of strong shift in Earth's magnetic poles

Australia finds evidence of strong shift in Earth's magnetic poles

Australia finds evidence of strong shift in Earth's magnetic poles

The death of Neanderthals is associated with the reversal of the Earth's magnetic poles

The death of Neanderthals is associated with the reversal of the Earth's magnetic poles

According to the researchers, the change in the Earth's magnetic poles, along with the fall of solar activity 42,000 years ago, could create an apocalyptic environment that may have played a role in major events from the disappearance of the megafauna to

The reversal of the poles will have dramatic consequences for life on Earth

The reversal of the poles will have dramatic consequences for life on Earth

Magnetic North Pole, heading towards Asia. The South Magnetic Pole is heading towards Australia. This is all part of a large-scale event - the change of the planet's poles

Why do so many people believe in conspiracy theories?

Why do so many people believe in conspiracy theories?

Why? Where do such theories come from? And can you do something with them?

Scientists have created "golden metal water"

Scientists have created "golden metal water"

To most people who understand at least something in physics and technology, it may seem surprising that water, which can be electrocuted, is in fact an insulator

40 years ago, a woman experienced a "complete freeze"

40 years ago, a woman experienced a "complete freeze"

Early on New Years Eve morning in Minnesota in 1980, a man named Wally Nelson stumbled upon his girlfriend's body lying in the snow just meters from his door

Scientists say they can change your mind about immigrants and God

Scientists say they can change your mind about immigrants and God

Attitudes toward God and immigrants can be changed by sending magnetic waves to the brain, scientists say. A bizarre experiment has shown that you can make Christians stop believing in God and force the British to open their arms to migrants during the experiment

Extinction of Neanderthals linked to diseases caused by mating with humans

Extinction of Neanderthals linked to diseases caused by mating with humans

There are many speculations about the extinction of the Neanderthals and the reasons for their disappearance 40,000 years ago. Recent research suggests that they lived side by side with modern humans (Homo sapiens) for 5000 years before their final

A new liquid type of material has been discovered

A new liquid type of material has been discovered

Scientists are working to create ultra-thin, high-density glass when they make an unexpected discovery

Do races exist in a biological sense?

Do races exist in a biological sense?

As science testifies, all people living on Earth today are the descendants of a very small, only a few thousand individuals, population. True, over tens of thousands of years, people began to differ in appearance so much that, once they met, they

4 Stephen Hawking theories that haven't been confirmed yet

4 Stephen Hawking theories that haven't been confirmed yet

Some of Stephen Hawking's theories have revolutionized our understanding of the universe. These include the process of "evaporation" of black holes, called Hawking radiation, the theory of the Big Bang, as well as the paradoxical theorem about the area of ​​a black hole. But some

Harvard Scientists Launch Project to Search for UFOs

Harvard Scientists Launch Project to Search for UFOs

A scientist from Harvard University announced the launch of the Galileo project. His mission is to search for alien objects in the solar system

A nine-year-old Muscovite passed the exam and is about to enter Moscow State University

A nine-year-old Muscovite passed the exam and is about to enter Moscow State University

Alisa Teplyakova recently turned nine years old. She has already graduated from high school and is preparing to become a student

The reasons for the shortage of food around the world are named

The reasons for the shortage of food around the world are named

UN Secretary General António Guterres has named climate change and political conflict as both a consequence and a root cause of poverty, income inequality and high food prices around the world

Scientists warn of a "dark" future, when companies will own personal thoughts, and the world is divided into cyborgs and people

Scientists warn of a "dark" future, when companies will own personal thoughts, and the world is divided into cyborgs and people

Scientists at Imperial College London have warned of a "grim future" associated with the commercial use of brain-computer interfaces. If left unregulated, this technology could lead to

Scientists have reversed age-related memory loss in mice

Scientists have reversed age-related memory loss in mice

British scientists have successfully restored the memory of elderly mice by introducing viruses into their bodies that restore the neuroplasticity of the brain. This discovery could be the first step in the development of treatments for age-related memory loss

Non-professional paleontologists make a startling discovery

Non-professional paleontologists make a startling discovery

Jurassic echinoderms found in hilly terrain in Great Britain

The "Eye of Sauron" was found in the Indian Ocean

The "Eye of Sauron" was found in the Indian Ocean

Such a fantastic name was given to an underwater volcano, its shape amazed scientists

A place has been found on Earth where even bacteria do not live

A place has been found on Earth where even bacteria do not live

What point on our planet are we talking about and why is the presence of a small piece of land without any life very disturbing news for space lovers?

The first genetically modified possums were born in the laboratory

The first genetically modified possums were born in the laboratory

Scientists at the RIKEN Biosystem Dynamics Research Center in Japan have created the first genetically modified marsupial. Scientists will now be able to investigate the unique genetic characteristics inherent only in this infraclass of mammals

Can Quantum Physics Describe Consciousness

Can Quantum Physics Describe Consciousness

The work of our consciousness is one of the mysteries that scientists still cannot solve. Can the laws of quantum physics help solve this mystery?

Found the oldest meteorite, which is older than Earth

Found the oldest meteorite, which is older than Earth

A small piece of stone found in a field in Gloucestershire in the west of England turned out to be an ancient meteorite. Scientists estimate its age at 4.6 billion years. It is the oldest meteorite found on Earth today. The age of the planet itself