You don’t need much to play the most popular game on the planet: a grassy field, a ball, and a few friends. In turn, it will give you an emotional charge and sense of team spirit so intense that the victories of your favorite team turn into a holiday — and its defeats can move even the most stoic of fans to tears. For many, soccer is not just a game. It’s a way of life.
Dreamers’ visions of a forgotten world may become a reality. Only, this world is not lost in the vast expanses of South America but on the coldest continent: Antarctica. Deep beneath the ice, a giant lake is hidden, which was isolated from the outside world for millions of years. What awaits us at its bottom?
Science and technology don’t stand in place: scientists around the world work to ensure that the production of fresh and healthy foods is simple, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. So, in place of classic garden beds and greenhouses comes hydroponics: growing plants in nutrient solutions without soil.
90% of everything we use in our daily lives—auto-mobiles, clothing, food, supplies, furniture, medicine—have traveled a long way by sea to get to us, and it’s highly likely that they arrive in containers. These giant metal boxes have completely changed the face of world trade by reducing the cost of transportation and increasing efficiency.
On August 16, 1858, Queen Victoria sent a telegram to James Buchanan, then-President of the United States. For the first time in history, high-ranking officials communicated via transatlantic telegraph cables. The process took almost 18 hours. Today, it would take you no more than 70 milliseconds.
Whenever something happens in the world, there is always someone to blame. And if this “something” is on a global scale, then it obviously didn’t happen without some kind of conspiracy! Are doctors advising you to get vaccinated? They want to cash in on vaccine sales, of course! Man walked on the Moon? It was a hoax! And worldwide surveillance? We are all in danger…until we turn on our common sense and start to think critically.
From the first antibiotics to the growth of stem cells, from observing micro- organisms to the testing of new medicines — it’s all possible thanks to the Petri dish, a short, flat cylinder cove- red with a transparent lid of a cor- responding shape. This humble glass plate has its own fascinating story.
This term is often found in science fiction because authors love to attribute the most unbelievable properties to this mysterious substance. But what does science know about it? First of all, antimatter actually exists. Secondly, there is very little of it. And thirdly, it can shed light on the laws under which our universe exists.
In everyday life, we rarely hear the mysterious word “fractal,” but we encounter them on a daily basis. Trees, mountains, smoke, plants, and even the circulatory system have fractal structures. Fractals can be applied in various areas: from image compression algorithms to the study of blood vessels of living organisms. So what is a fractal?
You’re probably familiar with at least one geological period. Who hasn’t heard of the film Jurassic Park? The entire history of the Earth over the past 540 million years is divided into periods, which are in turn divided into epochs and centuries. But how do geologists know when a particular stage started and ended?