The possibility of time travel has excited scientists for hundreds of years, inspiring countless books and films. The ability to move not only in space, but also into the past or the future would open up many possibilities for humanity. But is time travel theoretically possible?
In addition to the basic well—known states of matter — solid, liquid, gas and plasma - many other, much more exotic states can be created in the laboratory.
Admit it, who has already gone on vacation? Remember that feeling of expectation that another day and you can have a good rest. It turns out that the brain begins to rest and recover while still waiting, which is why vacation has such a good effect on us.
While jogging, cycling, swimming and other types of cardio exercises have long proven to be excellent ways to burn calories, the relationship between strength training and weight loss is much more difficult to trace – but scientists have succeeded.
Stimulation of harmful white adipose tissue with IL-25 cytokine turns it into useful beige and reduces the risk of obesity in mice. A plant-based diet reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases in the elderly by 52%. Fitness trackers really help to get rid of excess weight, especially step counters are useful. When training with weights, the cells of white adipose tissue receive the command to burn fat and give energy.
Paleontologists of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences together with an international team of scientists have published a paper on the study of two cave lion cubs found in Yakutia. The expedition of the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences to Chukotka has begun: scientists will make a 3D survey of the northernmost rock carvings. Scientists from Zhengzhou University have found the oldest mint in central China. Australian scientists have deciphered a Babylonian tablet, which turned out to be the oldest example of using the Pythagorean theorem.
In recent years, ideas about long-extinct relatives have changed dramatically. Neanderthals, who until recently seemed to be wordless and sullen half-drunks, turned out to be skilled craftsmen, healers and even artists. So, what did they know how to do?
Tree crowns are not the easiest habitat, where each branch has its own characteristics of flexibility.
The Russian Science Foundation has released a series of interviews in which Russian scientists talk about research bioethics. What needs to be agreed and what permits to get in order to conduct an experiment on laboratory rats, what are the world standards for working with laboratory animals and whether there are any alternatives, we tell you in more detail what bioethics is.
Scientists from Keio University, Japan have discovered special acids in the microbiota of centenarians that protect the body from pathogens. Scientists from Sentara Hospital, USA have shown that the transplantation of a heart taken from a donor who died of an overdose does not increase the risk for the patient. Scientists from the University of Surrey, UK have applied a special algorithm to search for chemical compounds that prolong life.