19 February, 2020

    In Japan, discovered an 8-meter dinosaur skeleton age of 72 million years

    Japanese scientists officially announced that an 8-meter dinosaur skeleton was found in the country. The first bones of a giant dinosaur, which belongs to the duckbill dinosaurs, or hadrosaurs, were found in the Hokkaido mountains back in 2013. Excavations near the town of Mukawa made it possible to restore more than half of the skeleton of the "dragon of Mukawa" - Mukawaryu, as archaeologists called him. ...
    • A brave photographer took incredible pictures of sharks in the waves

      Sean Scott lives in the Australian town of Gold Coast. For more than twenty years he has been filming a magnificent environment - paradise beaches, marine life, phenomenal landscapes. On a recent family vacation in one of Australia’s western regions, he followed the wave forecast and headed for Red Bluff Beach, one of the best surf locations in the world. ...
    • Glycerin as a means of survival for amphibians

      Everyone knows that amphibians are cold-blooded animals. Therefore, the distribution of representatives of this class to the north is mainly limited to the temperate zone. The greatest variety of amphibians is observed, of course, in the tropics and at the equator, where there are many warm ponds for their reproduction and suitable air temperatures for life. ...
    • Three natural technologies that many armies in the world are interested in.

      The animal kingdom is full of dangers, so different creatures use powerful means of protection: for example, hard shells or bone plates. Others prefer more flexible uniforms. All these shields help owners withstand the attacks of any predators, especially their teeth and claws. Scientists are thoroughly eyeing these natural technologies to create protective equipment for military purposes. ...
    • Beautiful Indian people: 30 soulful portraits from a Polish photographer

      Getting to know people from different walks of life and understanding how we are all different and at the same time the same - that is what really broadens our horizons. Alas, most of us cannot visit all corners of the globe, see and learn everything in the world. However, the fact that we cannot shake hands with a person from a remote country does not mean at all that we cannot get to know him, even if only a little. ...
    • 29 very strange shots from Dubai that we don’t understand

      Dubai is the new New York, Paris and Monte Carlo at the same time. There is everything that even a very sophisticated soul can wish for: an unforgettable shopping experience, stunning, sometimes even brought to the point of absurdity, wealth and luxury, the most amazing entertainment and very outlandish spectacles. It seems that today the richest people from all over the world come here. ...
    • 9 unusual and little-known facts about Charlemagne

      Who was Charlemagne? The emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and the king of the Franks was a great and fair ruler. You will hardly find letters or documents confirming that he ordered the execution or murder. But in books he is often described as a kind person and ruler. Charlemagne took care of the enlightenment of his subjects and the spread of Christianity throughout his land. ...
    • The vicissitudes of fate: 7 small countries that were great empires in the past

      Many states of the world throughout their history have known periods of ups and downs. The modern political map is the result of a long historical process, and it has not always been like that. Today we will talk about seven countries that, during their heyday, occupied a territory much larger than their current area. ...
    • 30 sensational pics of poverty and slums of Great Britain that have stirred the world!

      In the 60s of the 20th century, British photographer Nick Hedges spent three years traveling around England and Scotland and documenting the lives of families living in terrible, catastrophic poverty. For the first time, these pictures were presented to the world at an exhibition entitled “Make life worth living,” and produced the effect of an exploding bomb. ...
    • 20 good reasons to love protein

      If you think that squirrels are just small rodents that constantly eat nuts, then you are mistaken. We found 20 amazing squirrel photos proving that they are much more complex and smart creatures. These small, charming creatures can enjoy painting, play jenga, inhale the scent of flowers and enjoy the beautiful scenery. ...
    • The most seductive and delicious cocktails from 20 countries

      Going on vacation, we, of course, imagine how we enjoy the views, basking in the warm sun, sipping a longdrink. Cocktails are loved by many because of the combination of tastes. Of course, the aesthetic component also plays a huge role - a glass with a drink is sometimes similar to a work of art - when mixing colored ingredients, beautiful overflows are often obtained, and festively decorated glasses complement this picture. ...
    • Russian Delkyu is the only river in the world that flows into two oceans

      Most rivers on the planet have a source, a place where the river originates, and a mouth, which is where the river flows into another river or sea. But there are absolutely unusual rivers on Earth that have not one but two mouths, when the river is divided into two streams that flow in different directions and flow into different seas or even oceans. ...
    • New French law allows any Parisian to set up gardens in their home

      Paris is often on the list of the most beautiful cities in the world, but now it seems that it will become even more beautiful. Not so long ago, a new law was adopted in France, which not only allows, but even strongly recommends that Parisians acquire their own city gardens. Now residents of the most romantic city in the world can obtain permission to grow vegetables, fruits, flowers and other plants. ...
    • Elephants instead of bulldozers: how illegal homes are demolished in India

      It turns out that not only people can destroy places of residence of wild animals, but also vice versa. So, in India, elephants took part in the demolition of illegal residential buildings in the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary. Under the leadership of policemen and foresters, giants helped break down houses that invaded their territory. ...
    • 10 curious photos about the secret life of Mexican nuns

      What life do you think is within the walls of a monastery? An ascetic existence, devoid of all worldly joys and earthly pleasures? It turns out that such a common opinion about the life of monks and nuns is very outdated and has nothing to do with reality. This is exactly what the Mexican photographer Marcel Tabado wanted to prove when she started this curious photo project about the life of Mexican nuns in Catholic monasteries three years ago. ...
    • Dambulla - a cave temple with a two thousand year history

      Have you noticed that in almost any country you are drawn to a cathedral, monastery or basilica for a deeper acquaintance with local culture? In Sri Lanka, you should definitely look into Dambulla for the cave temple complex with many well-preserved Buddhist frescoes and sculptures, which are more than 2000 years old. ...
    • Hitchhiking in Vietnam

      I remember well my first time on the Vietnamese track. I was returning to Hanoi from Halong Bay. An employee of the hostel where I spent the night explained to me how to get to Hanoi, although I did not ask him about it. According to him, I needed to get on the bus to get to the place where you can take the bus ... I did easier: I left the hostel, walked 500 meters along the road to a convenient platform and stopped the car. ...