The fate of the telescope: how the life of the world's most watchful instrument will end
The fate of the telescope: how the life of the world's most watchful instrument will end
Space
Three decades of work, the Hubble space telescope has done all it could. The honored veteran has survived a number of breakdowns, passed several...
Fulgurite: when lightning strikes the sand
Fulgurite: when lightning strikes the sand
Nature
In the rare cases when an electric bolt of lightning strikes the sand or soil, the sudden heat causes the sand to sinter into full glass tubes of...
Aliens, where are you? Are we alone in the Universe
Aliens, where are you? Are we alone in the Universe
Space
Without intelligence, there is no intelligent life, everyone knows that. So it all boils down to a simple question: is intelligence the natural...
The US will explore the moon with its allies
The US will explore the moon with its allies
Moon
The draft Treaty, named after the American lunar program — the "Artemis Agreement" - is already ready, and in the coming weeks, Washington intends...
10 terrible plane crashes that were avoided
10 terrible plane crashes that were avoided
Сrash
In-plane crashes, few people survive. Time after time, we read about them in the media, earning early gray hair and fear of flying. It seems that the...
Horsefly, mite, pronghorn: the fastest animals in the world
Horsefly, mite, pronghorn: the fastest animals in the world
Animals
Everyone knows that the fastest animal on earth is the Cheetah. But with a slight adjustment-only on land. Only birds of prey would participate in...
First photo of river pebbles on Mars
First photo of river pebbles on Mars
Mars
NASA specialists have compiled a panoramic image from several images taken by the Opportunity Rover on June 3, 2017 in the valley of Endurance on...
What people with superpowers can do: a gift from nature
What people with superpowers can do: a gift from nature
Superpowers
With vision, people are relatively lucky. Our Pets-cats and dogs-see a very poor color scheme. They are dichromates. This means that the retina of...
7 facts that are not accepted to tell passengers of planes
7 facts that are not accepted to tell passengers of planes
Traveling
Several features of the regulations for the flight crew were identified when analyzing the responses of professional pilots to passengers who ask...
The future is near: robots made from biological tissues
The future is near: robots made from biological tissues
technologies
The diversity and perfect arrangement of living organisms have always inspired artists and engineers. Now roboticists copy the structure, ways of...
Who lit the fuse: what happened to the Universe before the Big Bang
Who lit the fuse: what happened to the Universe before the Big Bang
Space
The Big Bang is usually considered the beginning of everything that exists today: about 13.8 billion years ago, the observable universe began to...
Hubble has captured the destruction of the comet
Hubble has captured the destruction of the comet
Space
Comet C / 2019 Y4 (ATLAS), discovered only in December last year, has already ceased to exist. Before it reached earth's orbit, it shattered into...
Research has shown how coffee affects DNA
Research has shown how coffee affects DNA
Science
The consumption of coffee is associated with a low blood sugar level, liver health, better memory, protection against the development of dementia,...
30 years of the Hubble telescope: stunning images of deep space
30 years of the Hubble telescope: stunning images of deep space
Space
Today, the famous Hubble telescope turns 30 years old! For three decades in a row, it has regularly supplied astronomers with data about what the...
Perfect world: why Earth is not the best place to live
Perfect world: why Earth is not the best place to live
Space
Ask anyone: which planet is the coolest in the Universe? Most, of course, will name the Earth. In fact, of all the worlds we know, this is the only...