The first South Korean lunar probe sent the first photo of the Earth and the Moon

The Danuri probe, which became South Korea's first lunar probe, sent back to Earth the first image of the Earth and the Moon. Thus, engineers confirmed the functionality of the camera, which examined the far side of the Moon from an unusual distance, according to the website of the Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute… Continue reading The first South Korean lunar probe sent the first photo of the Earth and the Moon

A burial of a woman from the Koban culture with a bronze mirror was found in the Stavropol region

Archaeologists have discovered the grave of a woman 20–25 years old in the north-west of the Stavropol Territory. The accompanying grave goods and funeral rites made it possible to attribute this find to the Western Koban culture and date it to the second half of the 8th century BC. Among the artifacts found, scientists identified… Continue reading A burial of a woman from the Koban culture with a bronze mirror was found in the Stavropol region

The January eruption of the Tonga volcano triggered a 90 meter high tsunami.

The initial height of the tsunami caused by the eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano on January 15, 2022 was 90 meters. These conclusions were reached by researchers from the UK, New Zealand, Croatia and Japan, who analyzed changes in atmospheric pressure and sea level and created nine models of a volcanic tsunami.… Continue reading The January eruption of the Tonga volcano triggered a 90 meter high tsunami.

The return of bison has made the prairie vegetation more diverse

The reintroduction of bison to areas of the prairie where they once lived but were exterminated by humans has a positive effect on the local flora, American ecologists have found. After analyzing the results of an experiment lasting about thirty years, they found that in the presence of bison, the species diversity of prairie plants… Continue reading The return of bison has made the prairie vegetation more diverse

Evolution forced mammals to recreate salivary proteins fifteen times

American bioinformaticians have discovered traces in the genomes of mammals of 15 independent occurrences of new proteins responsible for the viscosity of saliva. According to the findings of the authors of a study published in Science Advancesthe culprit is a region of the genome with a high mutation rate and selection pressure during the evolutionary… Continue reading Evolution forced mammals to recreate salivary proteins fifteen times

The first launch of the SLS rocket was postponed due to a hydrogen leak

The first flight of the SLS super-heavy launch vehicle carrying the Orion spacecraft was postponed due to problems with a hydrogen leak in one of the rocket's core stage engines. The new launch date is set for September 2, 2022. The first launch attempt was broadcast on YouTube. Artemis 1 is the first flight of… Continue reading The first launch of the SLS rocket was postponed due to a hydrogen leak

Plant milk is inferior to cow milk in terms of micronutrient content

Chemical experts from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analyzed 85 milk replacers from eight different plants and found that most of them were low in phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and selenium – micronutrients of which cow's milk is an important source. The exception was drinks made from legumes – in some of these minerals… Continue reading Plant milk is inferior to cow milk in terms of micronutrient content

Archaeologists have found a bronze cheekpiece in the Borre style in Novgorod

Archaeologists discovered a rare bronze cheekpiece made in the Scandinavian Borre style in the Trinity excavation site in Veliky Novgorod. The artifact was found during a study of cultural layers of the first half – mid-10th century. This was reported in a press release from Moscow State University. In 1932, the famous Russian scientist Artemy… Continue reading Archaeologists have found a bronze cheekpiece in the Borre style in Novgorod

A rare case with six weights was discovered in Gnezdovo

Archaeologists excavated two mounds of the Forest group in Gnezdovo. In one of them there were no artifacts or human remains – only organic decay. The other contained several valuable items, including a battle ax and a knife. The most unusual find was a rare wooden case with a bone lid, inside which were six… Continue reading A rare case with six weights was discovered in Gnezdovo

Archaeologists 50 years later rediscovered the ancient Church of St. Cyril in Smolensk at the mouth of Churilovka

Archaeologists spoke about the results of the work of the Smolensk expedition. A study of the sandy defensive rampart showed that the embankment on Cathedral Hill, built in the first half of the 9th century, currently reaches 1.5 meters in height and more than six meters in length. In addition, scientists have identified a large… Continue reading Archaeologists 50 years later rediscovered the ancient Church of St. Cyril in Smolensk at the mouth of Churilovka