Speech sounds are formed when air from the lungs passes through the barriers that make up the human vocal apparatus: throat, palate, teeth, tongue, lips. The speed and pressure of the air flow are slightly higher than when breathing. A new study shows whether the coronavirus can use speech as a vehicle for its creepy journey around the planet.
How we and our household are experiencing remote work, what everyone learned during quarantine, what will happen to us after the pandemic — the answers to all these questions are already in memes about COVID-19. Of course, there is nothing funny about the infection that has covered our planet, but we hope that in this difficult time for everyone, even a simple smile will have therapeutic benefits. After all, gelotology — the science of laughter — has not been canceled.
What do Greta Thunberg, Professor Preobrazhensky, Leonid Parfenov and the postman Pechkin have in common? All of them have become memes, but not simple ones, but about the Wuhan coronavirus. Of course, there is nothing funny about the pandemic that has covered our planet, but maybe in our already sad time, a simple smile will have therapeutic benefits. After all, gelotology – the science of laughter – has not been canceled.
Dear reader, 2019 is coming to an end, and on this day it is customary to sum up and make wishes for the next year. We will do it too — briefly, but without too much modesty.
A scientific and educational short film from the Kurzgesagt channel, which examines the main problems of building a base on the red planet, as well as how difficult it will be to maintain a long stay of the expedition there. The video is made with humor and is available for all ages. There are Russian subtitles.