This is Soccer

This is Soccer

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.

A poster exploring the stagnancy of the aerospace industry through a rocket and sign.

Interstellar dead end

Paradoxically, astronautics, the most technological of all industries and one that has become a symbol of progress, is currently experiencing a dry spell. It’s not due to a lack of resources or money but the lack of a grandiose goal towards which we all can collectively strive. Perhaps there are some sort of fundamental limitations that are getting in our way?

Conspiracy theories

Hiding From Us

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.

A Latimeria, one of our scaly ancestors, swimming in the ocean.

A Scaly Ancestor

Toothy, dark blue, 5 feet in length, covered in scales, and even with legs. Have you guessed who this is? None other than our shared great-grandmother!
Of course, coelacanths, or the genus Latimeria, are not our direct ancestors, but they are still relatives of beings that first left the seas 385 million years ago and became four-legged terrestrial animals, from which we sprung. And these relatives are still alive today!

An image of Lake Vostok, a deep subglacial lake in Antarctica.

The Lost Vostok

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?

An isometric illustration of a hydroponic greenhouse.

A Vegetable Garden without Soil

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.

Petri Dish and It's Story

The Petri Dish and It’s Story

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.

An illustration depicting the intricate spiral of water and plants intertwined within a geological rock formation on Earth.

Geological Periods

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?

A symptom of Matthew's brain disease is an old man's hand with pink paint on it.

Parkinson’s Disease: A 200-year struggle

Parkinson’s Disease remains a mysterious and incurable neurological condition. Its exact cause is unknown, and there is no known cure. Although symptom relief is possible for an extended period, Parkinson’s affects individuals from all walks of life, including notable figures like Mohammed Ali, Pope John Paul II, George Bush Sr., and Michael J. Fox. While managing the disease can be challenging, Michael J. Fox’s recent guitar performance on stage showcases the possibility of living a fulfilling life with Parkinson’s.

A fractal-like hand with multiple fingers resembling snowflake formations.


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?