The human body contains several different types of fat, and one of them with particularly insidious effects is visceral fat, which can be found deep inside the abdominal cavity. These deep-lying fat deposits cover the organs and affect our health more than it may seem at first glance.
Duke University scientists have estimated the likelihood of pandemics in the future. The Mandatory Medical Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation estimated the state's costs for combating the pandemic. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the effectiveness of vaccines has fallen to 66% due to the spread of the delta strain. The International Vaccine Institute (South Korea) has announced the start of the second phase of clinical trials of a vaccine against the chikungunya virus in Costa Rica.
For thousands of years, people have been watching the Earth's satellite in the hope of finding out the weather faster than the Ministry of Emergency Situations. The moon really affects the weather and even the climate of our planet, although the reasons why this happens have not yet been studied.
Oxford University scientists have assessed the decrease in the effectiveness of Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneka vaccines over time. In Israel, mandatory revaccination is carried out for everyone over the age of 50. Scientists from the San Raffaele Scientific Institute have found that colds reduce the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The head of the Gamalea Center, Alexander Ginzburg, believes that if the current rates of vaccination are maintained, collective immunity will be achieved in Russia in 2021.
We don't know much about Daspletosaurus, a Late Cretaceous theropod that lived in the forests of North America 75 million years ago. Recently, paleontologists have shed light on one of the mysteries associated with this animal by doing a CT scan of the cranial boxes of two individuals in order to digitally reconstruct the brain and adjacent structures.
Due to the pandemic, cases of burnout have become more frequent. Previously, this condition was considered a consequence of fatigue, but when everyone switched to remote work, there was more work and fatigue, too. The distance obliges many to be in touch 24/7, the lack of a change of situation also hits hard on the emotional state. We tell you how not to confuse burnout with banal fatigue and not to end up in a psychologist's office.
The custody case of Britney Spears has long worried her fans, and in the summer of 2020 it caused a worldwide resonance. Since 2008, the singer's father, James Spears, was her legal guardian when Britney was admitted to a psychiatric hospital due to problems with alcohol and drugs. After 13 years, the icon of the noughties was finally able to free herself from custody, which only destroyed her life. Why couldn't the girl get out of custody for so long? And how do people get into such circumstances in general?
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.
ETH Zurich engineers have developed a new, surprisingly simple method of combining two metals into one nanocrystalline structure.
Plants need water no less than animals. But exactly how they pass it through their tissues remained a mystery, which was solved only recently.