24 February, 2020

    Solomon Islands - a timeless place

    French photographer Fabienne Astre has lived in the Solomon Islands for a year. During this time, he worked hard to create a grandiose collection of photographs, from one glance at which there would be a burning desire to visit this amazing place. Let's see what he did in the end. ...
    • Obesity History: Is Overweight Always Bad

      Recently, the presenter of one well-known health program said that nature does not need people older than 50 years. And nature has found a way to get rid of them. By overeating. In our country, the number of obese people reaches a maximum of 55 years. Obesity is the main cause of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, premature mortality. ...
    • Why do some mosquitoes bite more often than others?

      Why, when you and your friends relax in the nature, someone quietly enjoys the fresh air, and someone else is overcome by mosquitoes? “You must be tastier,” they joke in such cases. Scientists are seriously studying this issue, and the results of their research suggest that there is some truth in this joke. So what makes us "tidbits" for bloodsucking insects? ...
    • 14 photos of the endangered Soviet heritage in different countries of the world

      One can argue endlessly about the role of the USSR and the success of this state: some consider it a superpower, others see only evil and tragedy in the Union. It is impossible to deny one thing only - the Soviet Union left an indelible mark on the history of mankind and the whole world, affecting not only the countries that were directly its part, but also other states. ...
    • Drone captures one of the rarest animals on Earth.

      Not so long ago, with the help of a drone, a man managed to shoot unique, amazing shots: a southern albino whale cub frolic alongside his mother in the South Atlantic. After receiving a tip from local tourists, 42-year-old resident of Cape Town (South Africa) Anton Shat grabbed his drone and headed for the ocean. He found a mother and a baby just 700 meters from the coast of Hermanus. ...
    • 22 stunning shots taken around the world last month

      May, and with it spring, come to an end, and we have not yet managed to show you the most beautiful and amazing April photos. We correct our mistake, because April was very rich in various important events around the world, and the photos from the photographers turned out to be simply priceless! Launch of Tomahawk missiles to strike at Syria’s airbase, April 7, 2017 6-month-old girl at Doctors Without Borders hospital in Cayillar, Iraq, April 6, 2017 Dawn in Fortaleza, Brazil, April 23, 2017. A man walks with a cat during sakura blossom near Tongji University in Shanghai, China, April 4, 2017. ...
    • A milder climate and infrastructure problems: what can Siberia expect from warming

      Currently, residents of Siberia cannot say that they notice dramatic changes in the weather that would indicate the onset of global warming. Only scientists from different areas record the manifestation of some of the consequences of this process: the melting of mountain glaciers, the retreat of the permafrost distribution to the north, or the appearance of southern insect species on agricultural fields. ...
    • Vanishing Venice

      With a particularly reverent attitude to my favorite city - Venice - I present this material. I would like to tell and, most importantly, show how this wonderful city was just some 150-200 years ago, and what it is now. When I discovered these old photographs and postcards on the Internet, I couldn’t just believe in myself - many places are recognizable, moreover, they practically did not change in appearance. ...
    • After a grandiose harvest, turtles returned to the Indian beach for the first time in 20 years

      Mankind will surely be aware of the suffering it causes to other living species that inhabit our planet. Excessive exploitation of natural resources, habitat destruction, climate change, and the introduction of invasive species have contributed to the gradual mass extinction. However, the story about turtles, which we will tell today, gives us hope and reason for optimism. ...
    • In the Belgian town they found a private library, where no one had visited for 200 years

      Not so long ago, a truly amazing event took place in the small Belgian town of Bouillon, located in the south of the country. Real estate agent Henri Gods discovered an old library there that has been locked for 200 years. The secret treasury of literature and art was reported to Gods by relatives of the original owner of the house during a real estate auction. ...
    • 26 photos of what to expect when traveling to the most popular tourist destinations

      Not all the gold that glitters, and not all those famous places in your friends' Instagram and in glossy magazines look in reality like in the photo. Therefore, before running after a trip to a travel agency just because you saw a beautiful picture in a magazine, take a look at what 13 of the most popular tourist destinations actually are. ...
    • Iceland - Pictures from Another Planet

      Once, thinking about where to spend the next January holidays, Katerina and I looked at a small island in the North Atlantic Ocean. Why not? I wanted to go to Iceland for a long time, but not to go there, after all, in the summer, when everything was packed with tents there. And the footage with green grass from there, I also do not really like. ...
    • What to do when an insured event occurs

      An insured event is an event that can seriously overshadow the rest. That is why it is provided for by the insurance contract. In fact, this is the same "contingency" that can happen to every tourist in a foreign country. In the case of medical insurance, an insured event is an injury received on vacation or a sudden illness (an important nuance is the exacerbation of a chronic illness diagnosed before the trip, it does not apply to insured events). ...
    • The NASA simulated the destruction of the Chelyabinsk meteorite

      The Chelyabinsk meteorite broke through the Earth’s atmosphere on February 15, 2013 and since then has been under the scrutiny of scientists around the world. Recently, researchers from the NASA asteroid threat assessment project were able to create a model of exactly how the meteorite exploded - the very process that caused such a bright flash of light. ...
    • How camels survive in the desert: everything is much more perfect than just fat in the humps

      There are not many living creatures that can survive in conditions of practically waterless sand deserts. These are mainly insects, snakes and lizards. Among the mammals, one can name the fox Fenech, camel and kangaroo. Of course, a camel among all of them has the largest body weight, reaching up to 800 kilograms. ...
    • The photographer spent 17 years filming life in Mongolia, and created brilliant works

      Roman Frederic LaGrange with Mongolia began in childhood, long before he had the opportunity to visit this country. Fascinated by the stories of his grandfather about the rescue of Mongolian soldiers during the Second World War, LaGrange dreamed about this distant land, and his trip there became a trip to professional photography. ...
    • What perfume was used in the USSR

      The USSR cannot be called a leader in the production of cosmetics and perfumes. No matter what they say about the domestic beauty market, our mothers and grandmothers were not in vain hunting for real French cosmetics, which in the Soviet Union was considered to be an unprecedented success and real luck. And yet, those who could not catch the Parisian “bird of happiness” by the tail had to be content with the aromas that domestic production had prepared for them. ...