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

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

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

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.\n

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”.\n

How do high-rise buildings harm migratory birds?

High property costs are forcing most contemporary cities to grow upwards. This creates new challenges for birds: they constantly crash into high-rise buildings. The situation is particularly dangerous after dark.

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.

The first animals on Earth didn't look the way we used to think

Dickinsonia fossils were last found more than 50 years ago. Science has since made impressive progress and scientists at the Australian National University have questioned the structure of one of the oldest species.

PSR J0002+6216 - "sprinter" among the stars

The rotation speed of stars around the galaxy centers does not usually exceed 100 km/sec. But in recent years, scientists have found increasingly more objects with significantly higher speeds and PSR J0002+6216 is one of the fastest recently- discovered stars.

Drones to help mankind colonise Mars

Using the Martian cavities to house colonisers’ first bases is one of the most popular concepts today. This is where drones come into play to help mapping the intricate alien mazes on the far-off planet.

Worst storm in history hits Africa

The city of Beira in Mozambique suffered twice: it was recently hit by a massively destructive storm, but there was nothing left to destroy as the city had been demolished by the Idai Cyclone just a week earlier. The tragedy has been called the ‘worst disaster to strike the Southern hemisphere’.

Mars on Earth: where it is and what it looks like

Devon is one of the largest uninhabited islands in the world, located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. But this isn’t the only thing that makes it unique: the island’s special climate and landscape make it practically identical to Mars.