06 April, 2020

    Why tyrannosaurs had such small forepaws

    Tyrannosaurs are one of the most popular dinosaurs and certainly the most famous predators of prehistoric times. Their impressive appearance, powerful jaws, impressive strong legs contrast brightly with tiny front paws, which at first glance seem completely useless. There are many jokes and caricatures on this subject, but jokes are jokes, why do the main dinosaur thunderstorm need such “stumps” at all? ...
    • Meat lovers will not be happy: the UN has developed a diet that will feed the world

      In the modern world, the problem of food shortages is quite acute. Millions of people on our planet daily lack food, and this despite the fact that we are only about 7.6 billion people. But, according to scientists, very soon, already in 2050, we will be 10 billion, and for this reason, it’s worth revising our attitude to this problem. ...
    • Freezing temperatures and strong winds made Lake Balaton a wonderland

      Hungarian Zero Balaton is considered the largest in Central Europe. And one of the most interesting features of the reservoir was its radioactivity. But do not be afraid of it, even vice versa! Water contains dissolved gases and minerals and therefore is considered very useful for rheumatic and nervous disorders, in the period of postoperative recovery, etc. ...
    • Himba people: where the most beautiful women of Africa live

      Himba tribe is one of the few in modern Africa, where they continue to lead a traditional lifestyle. They do not use the benefits of modern civilization and are in no hurry to leave their homes for the sake of life in the city, and the women of this people are rightfully considered the most beautiful on the African continent. Himba, the number of which does not exceed 50,000 people, is a visiting card of the tourism industry in Namibia. ...
    • New Supercluster of Galaxies Named after Indian Goddess of Wisdom

      The Universe consists of a huge number of galaxies that are scattered across it unevenly, forming groups of different sizes, called superclusters. Recently, Indian astronomers discovered a new supercluster, which was named Saraswati in honor of the Hindu goddess of wisdom, knowledge and art. Galactic hostel Superclusters of galaxies are scattered throughout the Universe, like lumps in porridge. ...
    • Record long-term construction in the mountains of Tajikistan: the first turbine was launched at the Rogun hydroelectric station

      Tajikistan is a country of snowy seven-thousanders, picturesque gorges and turbulent rivers, which mountaineering fans from all over the CIS and far abroad seek. But, despite the fact that outside the window is the 21st century, in some remote areas of Tajikistan there is still no regular power supply. The country's leadership hopes that the high-mountain Rogun hydropower plant under construction will help not only solve these problems, but also turn the country into an exporter of electricity. ...
    • Fortress island of Mont Saint-Michel. Unique "Pyramid in the Ocean"

      The rocky islet of Mont Saint-Michel in the north-west of France was turned into a fortress back in 709. At the end of the 19th century, this place received the status of a historical monument, and in 1979 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mont Saint Michel. Unique "Pyramid in the Ocean" 'title = "Blog - Mont-Saint-Michel Fortress Island. ...
    • Slums of Baku and children living in poisonous acid

      After two days of enthusiasm from Baku, a situation happened to me that tempered the enthusiastic impressions of the city. Not getting to Formula 1, I decided to look for something unusual in this interesting city and went to the Bibi Heybat mosque, which is on the seafront 7 kilometers south of the historical center. I went there on foot in the heat, because because of Formula all buses on this highway were canceled. ...
    • Pig festival in Quebec

      In August, a festival was held in the Canadian province of Quebec, whose name in French sounds like Festival du Cochon. During this annual event, local producers present their products from pork to visitors, but its main feature is a traditional competition in which participants need to catch a pig. ...
    • The smartest birds: city crows remember faces and build nests from hangers

      Aesop's famous fable "Crow and Pitcher" tells of a bird that found a pitcher, at the bottom of which there was water. The crow didn’t manage to get drunk, so she began throwing pebbles at the jug so that the water rose higher. They say that the fable is based on actual observations. Whether it was in reality is difficult to say today. ...
    • How Columbus expedition and the conquest of America led to a cooling on the planet

      If you still doubt that rainforests can have a serious effect on the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of our planet, then you should familiarize yourself with the work of scientists from the UK. They put forward an interesting hypothesis, according to which the invasion of the Spaniards and the disappearance of the American Indian civilizations led to climate change, namely to its cooling. ...
    • Arizona residents share pictures on the network about how everything around is “melting” due to the heat

      The temperature in Phoenix (Arizona) almost reached a record 50 ° C, which was recorded on June 26, 1990. Avoiding insane heat is becoming increasingly difficult for people. Airlines cancel flights, and everything around me is literally melting before our eyes under the scorching sun. A few days ago, residents of the state had to deal with 47-degree air and 76 degrees of heat on the asphalt. ...
    • We have a good rest: the duration of holidays and holidays in 20 different countries

      Holidays and weekends for a working person is always a small but very welcome holiday. And how good it is that in addition to honestly deserved vacations, we still have “extended” weekends that extend to one or two working days of the week. The number of these "bonus days off" varies in each individual country and depends on the number of public holidays and the country's legislation. ...
    • Do not take your eyes off: 6 pictures of the most beautiful men of the Ethiopian body tribe

      Are you still pumping your abs, biceps, triceps and, to the point of insanity, practicing on a treadmill? Then take a look at these representatives of the stronger sex of the Bodi tribe living in Ethiopia. These guys are not up to your gyms and diets, they strive for a lofty goal - to become the most beautiful, delightful and attractive man among their own, which means to grow the largest belly! ...
    • Kangaroo adventures in Europe: marsupial populations live in the wild of France

      When traveling in France, you least expect to see among the fields and forests of this country a kangaroo - the indigenous people of Australia and neighboring islands. Nevertheless, in France, an hour's drive from Paris, for more than 40 years the Wallabies have lived - the real marsupials. These animals were able to adapt perfectly and become part of the animal world of Western Europe, probably its most exotic part. ...
    • The artist turns boring city walls into vibrant, dynamic scenes

      Imagine how it feels to return home from a long journey and not find your home on the spot. And this could happen to you if you lived in one of these buildings, which was touched by the talented hand of the French artist Patrick Commesi. Together with his team, he creates huge wall-mounted incredibly realistic drawings that enliven the empty and boring city facades. ...
    • Mysterious circles of trees in a Japanese forest - the result of a curious experiment

      Crop circles are the main element of conspiracy theories, which is often attributed to UFO landings and contact with extraterrestrial civilizations. Therefore, imagine the experiences experienced by people who recently discovered incredible geometric patterns in a Japanese forest. And they were not created from wheat ears, but from the huge trees of Japanese cedar. ...