Scientists discovered off the coast of Franz Josef before met there whale fin whales, as well as many new to the archipelago species of plants, fungi and birds in field tests in 2012, said on Wednesday, Deputy Director for Research of the National Park "Russian Arctic" Mary Gabriel."We met a new, unknown territory for this species such as Sabine's gull, and long-tailed duck, duck, some shorebirds, first discovered a large skua nest ... We met not only new types of fungi and birds, but also a new species of whale. This year We first saw the giants such as fin whales, this is the Read more [...]
About ten years ago there was a theory that explains the widespread autoimmune diseases that modern man was practically free from pests. That is, parasitic worms, bacteria and viruses are required to properly configure our immunity. For a long time we have co-existed, and parasites, but now advances in medicine almost completely protect us from such partner, and immunity began to attack the body's own cells.
Theory initially seemed too revolutionary, but over time the proof of its use only to add. What is required for the immune balance intestinal bacterial symbionts have long been commonplace, Read more [...]
Researchers from the University of Minnesota published a report stating that the benefits of influenza vaccines overhyped, especially in the elderly, According to Daily Mail.
In the course of his work, scientists analyzed more than 12,000 studies on the effectiveness and safety of influenza vaccines since 1930. They note in the final report that "although government officials say that the vaccine protects against 70 to 90 percent of the population, in reality it is not so."
According to the researchers vaccine protects against only 59 per cent of the population aged 18 to 65 years, Read more [...]
Discovery made by Russian scientists who have ventured to set foot on the territory of the other DNA, which was not able to study Western researchers. Western scientists have limited their study 10% of our DNA, the part that is responsible for the construction of proteins. They thought the other 90% of the DNA genetic "junk." A group of Russian scientists, led by biophysicist and molecular biologist Peter Garyaev, however, agreed that such a huge part of the DNA simply can not contain sensitive information. To learn the secrets of the unknown continent, they joined forces linguists Read more [...]
How much water will rise as a result of global warming? The key to the answer would give the geological record, but the methods of analysis of sediments have the desired resolution. Therefore hastened to the aid of coastal caves.Israeli cave stalactites help climatologists to improve the quality of predictions on sea level rise. And, apparently, the old forecasts very, very accurate.
Rising sea levels - one of the worst effects of climate change, and it is already being felt in coastal cities like New York. The history of sea level fluctuations can talk about what happens to us in the future. Read more [...]
Russian scientists have discovered the world's first evidence of artificial selection for a benign tumor. It is an aquarium goldfish, which are brought in China 1500 years ago. Some of them are amazingly beautiful species by red cap on his head. That it is particularly valued by collectors.What kind of education? How did they get there? For a long time it remained a mystery. But here is research professor of the St. Petersburg State University of Andrei Kozlov and MD Mark Zabezhinsky gave the answer to this question. They managed to prove that the cap - a benign tumor.
- We first described Read more [...]
Remarkably high intellect of Albert Einstein associated with unusual features in his brain. A new study suggests that the genius of Albert Einstein may have been associated with the unique shape of the brain.With the permission of the family of Albert Einstein, his brain was removed and photographed after his death in 1955. It is also divided into 240 blocks for histology. The researchers compared the brains of Einstein with normal human brain with a level of intelligence to 85, to determine whether or not it has a unique feature.As a result, it was reported that although the overall size and Read more [...]
Paradoxically, the fact is that the more we shed light on the mysteries of the universe, the greater the risk of self-destruction. In addition, the more we are aware of our fragility. How could the great scientists and educators in Europe XVII-XVIII centuries. imagine that scientific discoveries are not only light, but also a threat? Yes, they had no idea either about black holes, or of nuclear bombs, neither of sea level rise due to anthropogenic warming.So if you want to really get scared, forget about December 21, 2012 and Hollywood disaster movies, behold the following. Ten Sompulenta.ru Read more [...]
Australian and Scottish psychologists have found that people often do not because of the cruel orders of instinct "blind obedience" and consciously reconfigure your "moral compass," according to an article published in the journal PLOS Biology.In the early 70-ies of XX century American psychologist Philip Zambardo (Philip Zambardo) conducted a social experiment, studying the behavior of people in conditions of restraint and imposed social roles. To do this, he created a "simulator prison", where students volunteer to perform the role of prisoners and guards, and the Read more [...]
Scientists from the Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics learn to identify areas in the thawed permafrost with anthills."The first time we made such a comparison in the Transbaikal, noting that change the physical field, ie, missing anomalies caused by frozen rocks, - the portal Copah.info senior fellow IPGG RAS candidate of geological-mineralogical sciences Vladimir Olenchenko - The question arose So what happened? When we looked around, we found there are a lot of ant nests. "It was later revealed that some species of ants, in particular, the northern forest ant living in areas Read more [...]
Our nose loses its ability to distinguish between odors when they are drawn from more than thirty flavors. If we hear a lot at the same time different frequency sounds, they merge for us to white noise and to distinguish one sound from another in this mess, we can not. As it turned out, something similar to white noise can be made of odors.
We smell through the work of hundreds of olfactory receptors, each of which focuses on one or at most a few odors. Through these receptors, we can feel the hundreds of smells - but separately. Neuroscientists from the Weizmann Institute (Israel) decided Read more [...]
Researchers from Brandeis University (Brandeis University) created a unique gel droplets which can move independently, simulating the movement of live cells. At the core of the protein polymer material are microtubules, which researchers have the brain cells of cows. Similar structures form the cytoskeleton and serve as rails for kinesin motor proteins that slide along them, using the energy of ATP. Scientists added to a mixture of small microtubule polymer that binds them in bundles to form an entire mobile network. The final element of the gel were kinesin molecule that researchers were removed Read more [...]
Using three-dimensional printer, researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a synthetic "bio-bots", about seven millimeters in length, which is incorporated by cardiac cells can be powered and move independently. The researchers claim that they have just started feeling the soil, their work could lead to the millimeter medical sensors that can independently detect and neutralize harmful toxins. Bio-setting, which mainly consist of a flexible hydrogel and move using a long stem, which acts as a flagellum. The foot is covered with normal rat heart cells when they are Read more [...]
A study conducted by a team of scientists from the U.S. and Canada, and published in Nature Geoscience, has alarming conclusion of a new unexpected contaminating the atmosphere with carbon dioxide. According to scientists, the huge emissions of CO2 may contribute to the problem of space debris and will work in orbit is very risky.
Researchers armed with features, including and the Naval Research Laboratory, first presented direct evidence that emissions of CO2, produced by human activities that increase the concentration of carbon dioxide in the upper atmosphere, including the thermosphere - Read more [...]
The ancient Mayan calendar, which has become so popular in the world media in connection with the expectations of the end of the world, will be one of the topics of discussion at the first International Symposium scientists mayyanistov, which opened on Monday in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
Symposium held at the National Park Xcaret Center, named after the famous Soviet linguist Yuri Knorozov (1922-1999 years). At the time, the Soviet researcher and the key to the decipherment of ancient Maya writing.
The forum was attended by researchers from different universities in Mexico, Russia, Poland, Read more [...]
Remember the names of their classmates ... At this point, many of the neurons send signals to the established neural pathways to remember the answer to this question, which once did not cause any difficulties.
Researchers from Drexel's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems just found a way to "see" inside the brain and reveal an accurate picture of activity in the memories. Moreover, they were able to "stir up" the brain and the "pull" of a forgotten facts.
The scientists conducted their study based on the data of 60 patients with epilepsy Read more [...]
Our intestine is the habitat for trillions of useful and harmful bacteria. Doctors have long been interested in why the gut flora of people from different regions of the world is somewhat different. It turns out that our nationality determines the differences or similarities, not only in appearance and temperament, but also in the features of the intestinal flora. The same bacteria when released into the intestines of some people will bring them good, and others can cause diabetes of the second type.The team of Danish scientists set out to compare the gut Dane and Indian. Says study leader Olaf Read more [...]
Member of the RAS Commission to Combat Pseudoscience Vladimir Kuznetsov in the interview, "the Newspaper", explained why it is extremely important to deal with UFO and other pseudo. As director of the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation. NV Propagation (IZMIRAN), he also spoke about the mysteries of the sun and why it still attracts researchers.
- Last week, in the lecture hall of the Museum, the cultural center of ZIL, your lecture was "The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of the Sun." Please tell us what it was all about.
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Environmental pollution is one of the reasons why couples can not have children. Biphenyls, pesticides, industrial compounds and reduce the ability of couples to have children by 29%.
NIH scientists have carefully studied the effects of environment on the reproductive function of women and men. The study involved 500 couples who are no longer protect the last 12 months in order to have children. They took a blood test for chemicals hazardous to health. They found that couples in blood found 63 organic pollutants and pesticides.
Each pair was given a special package, which helped them to control Read more [...]