Science & Education

Fundamental and applied research continues to receive huge funding today, remaining a major driver of progress. In this section we write about cutting-edge scientific achievements (including independent ones) and educational opportunities available to forward-looking people. Who does what and where, what grants are awarded and who gets them, what to expect from the discoveries at the interface of various scientific disciplines and where one can learn things that are going to spread a year, five or ten years from now. You will find all about it here.

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Scientists discover the first molecules of the universe

Many scientists believe that the first molecule in history was helium hydride. It was formed approximately 100,000 years after the Big Bang as a result of interaction between hydrogen and helium.
В пустыне Гоби построят марсианскую базу для детей

Mars base for children to be built in Gobi desert

The Gobi desert - located in China - will soon have its very own Mars base simulator. But instead of professional astronauts, its users will be regular children.
Как космос влияет на организм человека

How Does Space Travel Affect the Human Body?

Although NASA’s Twin experiment was completed in 2016, there are still reports of new findings. The point of the experiment was to compare physical condition of twin brothers, one of whom spent 340 days in space.

What is hidden under marine debris? Google founder’s NGO makes startling discovery

Schmidt Ocean Institute is a nonprofit oceanic fund created by Eric Schmidt and his wife Wendy Schmidt. Researchers from the company recently discovered numerous rainbow-colored mineral towers at the bottom of the Gulf of California. However, they were concealed under a pile of marine debris.

A foam plastic knife and other wonders of chemistry

Man made the first tools of stone and wood. Since then, our species has made huge progress and modern science enables us to make the same knife from almost anything. Even from foam plastic!

Digital Science’s CEO talks about Open Research

Almost every modern science deals with large volumes of data. Digital Science is a company focused on developing instruments for the scientific ecosystem, which will simplify research processes and increase their efficiency.

Why do volcanic gases and ash move at high speed? Scientists explain

Volcano eruptions typically lead to the creation of pyroclastic flows - clouds of gas, ash and solid formations moving together at a high speed. Scientists from New Zealand have recently explained this phenomenon.

The first ever photo of a black hole has been published

The photo of the mysterious object was made possible thanks to Event Horizon Telescope — a chain of observatories all over the planet. Their combined capacity, which surpasses the sensitivity of Hubble many times over, allowed scientists to take a picture of a black hole.

How NASA illuminated the northern lights

The northern lights are rightfully considered to be one of the most beautiful natural phenomena. But how can we make it look even more impressive? NASA thought of one unusual solution and recorded the result on video.

Look at the board: Chinese schools are testing the attention-level monitoring system

The Chinese educational system has demonstrated more and more innovations. News has recently emerged that face recognition systems monitoring student behaviour were installed in some schools. But some educational institutions have gone even further.

Paleontologists Report the Discovery of Modern Whales’ Ancestors

Scientists at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences reported about the recently discovered fossils of a previously unknown ancestor of living cetaceans. The animal was named Peregocetus pacificus translating as “the traveling whale that reached the Pacific”.

Plants will help us colonize Mars

Plants are structurally complex, and a lot of the processes they go through could be used for the benefit of mankind. Scientists at the University of Melbourne are currently considering how our Earth neighbors could help us colonize Mars.
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