Ornithologists have described a new bird species from the subantarctic islands

Ornithologists have described a new species of bird that lives on the Diego Ramirez Islands south of South America. It is called the subantarctic rayadito. In the past, the local population was thought to be the spiny-tailed rayadito, which is widespread in Chile and Argentina. However, the analysis showed that individuals from the Diego Ramirez… Continue reading Ornithologists have described a new bird species from the subantarctic islands

Diver captures mysterious jellyfish off the coast of New Ireland

A diver filmed unusual jellyfish off the coast of the New Guinea island of New Ireland. The invertebrates reach the size of a football, and their bells are covered in a pattern of black rings, spots and lines, The Guardian reports. Zoologists suggest that jellyfish belong to a mysterious species Chirodectes maculatuswhich is known from… Continue reading Diver captures mysterious jellyfish off the coast of New Ireland

The closest extragalactic source of fast radio bursts generated a “storm” of 53 bursts

Astronomers have presented the results of long-term monitoring of the activity of an unusual extragalactic source of repeating fast radio bursts, FRB 20200120E, which is located in an old globular cluster. A total of 60 new fast radio bursts were detected over a year of observations, and in January last year the source created a… Continue reading The closest extragalactic source of fast radio bursts generated a “storm” of 53 bursts

Solar flare accelerated almost all electrons in volume releasing magnetic energy

Physicists analyzed observations of the solar flare that occurred in September 2017 and monitored how electrons in the plasma accelerated. It turned out that near the region of the most intense release of magnetic energy, a region with sharp boundaries was formed, in which almost all electrons were accelerated to superthermal energies. As noted in… Continue reading Solar flare accelerated almost all electrons in volume releasing magnetic energy

Mars seismograph SEIS will end operation at the end of summer

The team of the InSight automatic Mars station decided to shut down the SEIS seismograph at the end of this summer – this is due to the extremely low level of available solar power. The robotic manipulator of the device will be turned off until the end of May, and in December it will finally… Continue reading Mars seismograph SEIS will end operation at the end of summer

Patient with transplanted GM pig heart dies due to porcine cytomegalovirus

Continuation: A man with a transplanted GM pig heart died from intravenous immunoglobulins. Porcine cytomegalovirus is not to blame The cause of death of the world's first person who received a genetically modified pig heart was the so-called porcine cytomegalovirus – Suid betaherpesvirus 2 – a virus from the herpesvirus family. About this with reference… Continue reading Patient with transplanted GM pig heart dies due to porcine cytomegalovirus

An underground complex with a procession of deities carved on the wall has been discovered in Turkey.

An underground structure was discovered in the southeast of Turkey, on one of the walls of which there are large images of eight deities from the time of the New Assyrian kingdom. An unfinished Syro-Anatolian composition with three short inscriptions in Aramaic represents a procession led by the god of storm, thunder, wind and rain,… Continue reading An underground complex with a procession of deities carved on the wall has been discovered in Turkey.

Tree rings pointed to two ancient super-powerful solar flares

A team of scientists from nine countries examined the carbon-14 content of tree ring samples from the 8th and 6th millennia BC, originating from Europe, Russia and the United States, and found that super-powerful solar flares occurred in 7176 and 5259 BC. Each of them resulted in the formation of approximately 29 additional kilograms of… Continue reading Tree rings pointed to two ancient super-powerful solar flares

Green construction

Eco-friendly materials, energy-efficient technologies, green development and environmental responsibility – the construction industry keeps up with sustainable trends in the global economy. We tell you what the new approaches include and which of them are already being implemented in Russia. This is a continuation of the “Green Projects” series of materials, which N+1 does it… Continue reading Green construction

Geomagnetic storm dooms 40 Starlink satellites

40 of the 49 Starlink network satellites launched into low Earth orbit in early February will not be able to reach operational orbits. According to SpaceX, this happened due to a geomagnetic storm, which increased the air density and prevented the devices from leaving safe mode. However, an expert in solar physics says the magnetic… Continue reading Geomagnetic storm dooms 40 Starlink satellites