Category: English

  • Due to global warming, the days are getting longer

    One of the most obvious consequences of global warming is the melting of glaciers and rising water levels in the world's oceans. However, there are also less obvious consequences. For example, a recent study showed that an increase in the average temperature on the planet will inevitably lead to a slowdown in the Earth's rotation.…

  • What is static electricity and why does it occur?

    Electricity is a set of phenomena based on the existence, movement and interaction of electric charges. The study of electricity has led to the emergence of many ideas, theories and inventions, without which it is simply impossible to imagine modern life. However, there is a difference between the electricity used to, say, light cities and…

  • The bird flu virus has infected thousands of cows in the United States. Is this dangerous for us and why did it happen?

    Recently, scientists made an unexpected discovery: the H5N1 avian influenza virus was found in cows' milk. This discovery caused great interest in the scientific community, as it was previously believed that this virus mainly affects birds. A team of researchers led by Amy Eisfeld from the University of Wisconsin-Madison conducted experiments with a virus taken…

  • A spacesuit has been created that turns urine into water. Where can it be used on Earth?

    In the science fiction franchise «Dune» The characters, who live in the desert on the arid planet of Arrakis, recycle their body moisture using specially designed suits. Inspired by such fantasies, a new spacesuit prototype turns astronauts' urine into drinking water, researchers report in the journal Frontiers in Space Technology. This sounds like a real…

  • How much faster have people run over the last 100 years and what will happen next?

    When elite athletes compete for top honors at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, or any other, at least a few world records will undoubtedly be broken. But some of the fastest Olympic events — 100 meter run and 50 meter freestyle swim — haven't produced a record in over a decade. Although records are…

  • Why landfills are really dangerous and what harmful substances they emit

    What goes into a landfill should stay there, but a new study finds that toxic, so-called forever chemicals are leaking from waste into the air. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, have been detected in gas emitted by some Florida landfills in quantities comparable to or even greater than the amount of liquid leaking from…

  • Why does the rainbow have seven colors?

    Despite the fact that the rainbow looks like a real object hanging somewhere in the distance, all attempts to approach it will be doomed to failure – it will move away from us at the same speed with which we approach it. It won't be possible to catch it either – after all, a rainbow…

  • An unusual species of dinosaur that lived underground has been discovered

    Dinosaurs occupied a variety of niches in their habitat — they walked on the surface of the land, flew like birds and lived in trees, wandered through swamps and even swam in rivers and seas. But, as it turned out — That's not all. In the mid-Cretaceous period, there were dinosaurs that lived underground. The…

  • Look what stone houses were built in Saudi Arabia 7000 years ago

    Archaeologists have discovered mysterious round stone structures in Saudi Arabia, the age of which is estimated at 7 thousand years. They were found thanks to aerial photography. In total, researchers discovered 345 such structures, of which 8 have already been excavated. Presumably, they served as homes for ancient people. In addition to the buildings, archaeologists…

  • Little-known facts about honey: it never spoils, but it becomes toxic

    Honey — one of the few products that can be eaten without looking at the production date. This product remains edible even after many years of storage. The reason for such incredible properties lies in the special chemical composition that bees endow it with. In fact, honey can be stored “forever”, but certain conditions must…