The mystery of her life and death still dominates the minds of scientists. Why Altai mummy was buried far from the family burial mounds? Who could really be Siberian Ice Maiden? And most importantly – what was the cause of her death? A small plateau, located at the junction of four countries: Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China. Read the rest of this entry »
Monthly Archives: October 2015
There is no doubt that the ocean keeps its inhabitants, who are far beyond our imagination, and some of them we have not yet encountered. But the Scottish tourist, it seems, met one of them. 52-year-old Harvey Robertson swept shock after he inadvertently captured in the lens of his camera image of bizarre sea monster.
He kept behind the camera, photographing the sea. Mysterious creature Harvey noticed on one of the frames later. I have no idea what it could not, I’ve never seen anything like it. Read the rest of this entry »
Recently, NASA unveiled the image of the ozone hole, made their meteorological October 2, 2015. According to experts, in the day area of the ozone hole over Antarctica reached a record for the 2015 size. The hole was stretched to 28.2 million square kilometers.
It is the fourth largest value for all time satellite observations, ie since 1979. Data on the size of the ozone hole obtained by using the device for the monitoring of ozone, mounted on NASA’s aura as well as equipment weather satellite Suomi NPP, run by experts Natsupravleniya Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Experts explain that the term ozone hole is not to be taken literally. Read the rest of this entry »
Climate scientists have proposed to fight global warming by spraying in an atmosphere of diamond dust. This is a more secure method of man-made climate cooling, rather than spraying sulphate aerosols, the authors of articles in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Brief study says Nature News.
To combat global warming is now widely discussed new ways of Geo-engineering – for example, spraying a mixture of sulfates in the sky with water, so that she reflected and scatter sunlight which simulates the cooling caused by the volcanic eruptions. Read the rest of this entry »
Theoretical quantum physics has a strange fundamental feature: at the quantum level, the atoms will not move until you measure them. It sounds ridiculous, but researchers at Cornell University have proved that this is true.
The team noted that the atoms in a cloud of extremely cold gas of rubidium do not move all the time, they are still under observation. The more, the researchers used a laser to measure the behavior, the less observed the movement. Read the rest of this entry »
The new study Shroud of Turin was to resolve disputes about the origin and authenticity of the legendary artifact. However, the results only added new questions. The history of the Shroud and the stages of its investigation. For the first traces of DNA on the mysterious relics of researchers faced in 1998, when tested blood stains, abundantly impregnated fabric. Then scientists reported having iron and protein, but not potassium found in blood, although it contains three times greater than iron.
After 17 years of organized large-scale study of the traces of DNA, and the results published in the journal Scientific Reports. It was found that the DNA samples belong to both people and plants. In particular, the DNA found chicory ordinary, European spruce, hop ordinary, walnut, Mediterranean white clover, rye grass and sycamore, locust North America, as well as growing in the Far East, Asian Pear, Chinese horn beam and other plants. Read the rest of this entry »
On Sunday evening, 25 October, a hydrofoil collided with an unidentified object, which is why passengers were abruptly thrown out of their seats. Total on board were 163 passengers and 11 crew members. The collision caused a loss of control by ferry and panic on board. It was total chaos, – told reporters after the passengers of the ship managed to get to shore. Read the rest of this entry »
Shimmering Stars seem tiny points of light, but in reality, they are huge. Astronomers do not know exactly how big can become a star, but in certain circumstances, it seems, they can be truly enormous. The nearest star – is, of course, the sun. It has a weight of about 2 million trillion trillion kilograms (two and thirty zeros after it). If the Earth were weighed as a paper clip, the Sun would weigh like a motorcycle Ural.
Although the sun is not so easy, and in fact the weight of a little above average. About 1% of the stars weigh eight times larger than the Sun, and the sheer handful of stars in the galaxy weighs as much as one or two hundred suns. Read the rest of this entry »
Imagine for a moment that you walk through the woods and admire the trees. Their beautiful crown, trunk shape, greens … Each of us selects for itself a single tree near where I want to stay longer. Here is a test in which the loveliest tree will reveal to you the secrets of your own well. Select, and then see the results. So what will you choose?
This tree is often chosen by people who are currently dissatisfied with their lives and they want to make a difference. Somewhere there is happiness, but I was not there, so I need to be there! Was the motto they live in the moment? Read the rest of this entry »
Geophysical Observatory at Columbia University figured out where each year the snow disappears from the glaciers of Antarctica – previously it was thought that it is converted into the water, raising the water level, but it turned out that it is not.
A new study found that 80 billion tons of snow per year, which is nearly 90% cover of East Antarctica, strong winds turned into steam. It turns out that wind erosion creates entire area, which now cover about 7% of the area of Antarctica. Read the rest of this entry »