11 December, 2019

    In Russia, it’s not scary: where it is worth going to our country according to foreign media

    The World Cup has ended. And, perhaps, he became one of the brightest in history. During the World Cup, an incredible number of foreigners visited Russia - about 2 million. The atmosphere of celebration, carnival and universal joy reigned literally everywhere. Very often one could hear from the guests of the Championship exclamations of surprise about how good, safe, hospitable and open people are here in our country. ...
    • Bloody waterfall on the Taylor Glacier: why it has such an eerie appearance

      In the distant and harsh Antarctica, among the lifeless ice fields, the most terrible waterfall on the planet flows. Scarlet streams of liquid make their way through the thickness of the age-old snows of the Taylor Glacier, horrifying and bewitching anyone who can get here with their views. The first version of why the water stream has such an unusual appearance was made immediately after the opening of the bloody waterfall. ...
    • 10 reasons to drop everything and go to Japan for the fabulous wisteria festival

      Spring is the most magical time of the year in Japan, not only because of the sakura blossom, but also thanks to the annual stunning Wisteria Festival, an indescribable celebration that cannot be missed. Ashikaga Flower Park is located in Tochigi Prefecture, just a 2-hour drive from Tokyo Station. This is where the festival takes place, because every year hundreds of beautiful trees fill this place with dazzling colors. ...
    • Astronomers have found the alleged sister of the Earth near the star of Barnard

      Space researchers leave no hope of discovering signs of extraterrestrial civilization on other planets, or at least living organisms and water. And now the discovery of another planet similar to Earth may possibly bring astronomers closer to this goal. A planet claiming to be the bearer of life revolves around the star of Barnard. ...
    • The friendship of tarantulas and small tree frogs: why do spiders protect potential victims

      Looking at this strange couple, you involuntarily think about the fact that our smaller brothers are not as primitive creatures as we used to think. The touching friendship of tarantula spiders with tiny frogs can seem completely unbelievable, because spiders are predators and are many times larger than their croaking mates. ...
    • Anomalous heat and unprecedented melting of the ice of Greenland

      Back in early May, NASA employees recorded an abnormally large amount of meltwater on the island of Greenland, indicating a rapid reduction in the ice sheet. Seasonal fluctuations in the area of ​​ice on the island occur annually, but it was in this year that Greenland began to melt before the start of summer, and the area affected by melting of ice exceeds all the values ​​recorded in previous years. ...
    • Fortress Ross: how the Russian colony ended up in California

      Fortress Ross was founded in 1812 on lands that had a rather controversial territorial status. California in those days belonged to the Spaniards, but its northern part was under the control of local Indian tribes. The fortress founded for several years became an occasion to clarify the relationship between the Russian-American company and the Spanish, and then the Mexican administration of California. ...
    • Dronestagram presented the best aerial photographs taken in 2018

      Dronestagram is a very special and exciting online platform dedicated to photographs taken from the height of the clouds. Drones allow people to capture the world from new, unique angles that humanity could only dream of before. Tens of thousands of people from all over the world annually send their best work to the photo contest organized five years ago by this service. ...
    • Scientists have found in the brain of mice "gluttony zone"

      Yale University scientists have found a zone in the mouse brain, the stimulation of which led the subjects to a real gluttony. Even if the rodents were full, it seemed to them that they were hungry. And lovers of tasty food preferred delicacies, which for mice are an analogue of human chips, sweets and cakes. ...
    • 20 photos that can expand your horizons in an instant

      It is amazing how far science has advanced in our time: we have access to the microworld and outer space, we study the depths of the oceans and the most remote places on our planet. In other words, we live in a world of technology and new opportunities, and therefore are surrounded by a continuous stream of incoming information. ...
    • Why in the Ottoman Empire for visiting coffee houses could be executed

      There was a period in history when European and Asian rulers imposed a ban on coffee. It is said that in 1633 the Ottoman sultan Murad IV, dressed in simple clothes, wandered the streets of Istanbul and personally chopped off the heads of the violators. Why did the sultan execute? For meetings in coffee houses. He believed that drinking coffee publicly could lead to government unrest. ...
    • Moomin Museum invites Tove Jansson to his birthday

      On Saturday, August 10, the Moomin Museum in Finnish Tampere invites all admirers of Tove Jansson's talent to celebrate the writer's birthday together, and at the same time celebrate the 2-year anniversary of the museum itself. The party will take place in Sorsapuisto, or Duck Park, which is located directly in front of the museum, from 14.00 to 21. ...
    • Taranaki Volcano - New Zealand Double of Fuji

      It seems that the view of Mount Fuji in Japan cannot be confused with anything. But in fact, the sacred peak of Japan has a very similar double, which even starred in the famous adventure film instead of the original. This is Taranaki volcano, which is located in New Zealand. Despite the fact that it is more than 1000 meters below the Japanese counterpart, Taranaki from a certain angle is very similar to Fuji, which was used by the directors of the film "The Last Samurai". ...
    • Gotokuji Japanese temple, which is flooded with porcelain cats

      In the depths of Tokyo, in one of its sleeping areas, an unusual Gotokuji temple was lost. Inside this beautiful and traditional pagoda there is one peculiarity - it is almost completely crammed with small cats with raised paws. There are so many of them that it seems that another porcelain figurine is unlikely to fit. ...
    • From Svalbard to the Sahara: the most deserted places on Earth

      This year the photo album of the German photographer Michael Martin was published, traveling the world for more than 30 years. The publication is called "Planet" Desert "" and weighs more than five kilograms. This collection of the best photographs of the photographer cannot be left without attention, each of his work is literally striking in its entertainment! ...
    • Travel photographer brought fantastic shots from a trip to Iceland

      Probably the best way for a photographer to celebrate a birthday is to travel. Andris Barbans, a professional photographer from Latvia, did just that. He decided to spend his holiday at a distance of 2461 km from the house, in the magnificent, distant Iceland. A week-long adventure with friends gave him a lot of unforgettable emotions, and we got fantastic photos that you can’t get tired of watching. ...
    • Caroline dogs - feral helpers of the American Indians

      In the southeastern United States lives a mysterious animal - a wild Carolina dog. Outwardly, she is very reminiscent of the well-known wild dingo dog, but her character is more friendly and she is more willing to make contact with a person. Scientists have already managed to find out a lot about this dog breed, but little is known about the origin of the Caroline dog. ...