A “galactic” illusion was photographed in space

The Hubble Space Telescope photographed an unusual optical illusion at a distance of 215 million light-years from Earth. In the center of the image, a large spiral galaxy NGC 105 in the constellation Pisces is visible. It seems to the observer that it is on the verge of merging with another smaller galaxy. In fact, the galaxies are far from each other, and the illusion arises because of the angle in which the photo was taken. “These misleading combinations are often found in astronomy. For example, the stars in the constellations are at completely different distances from the Earth. They form shapes only due to the random “alignment” of the stars,” the astronomers explain. New Year’s sale: discounts up to – 60% Anna Lysenko Even more interesting things about nature

The “song” of the rarest leopard was caught on video in Primorye

The camera trap installed on the animal trail in the national park “Land of the Leopard” recorded the voice of the rarest large cat in the world — the red-book Far Eastern leopard. “The camera captured the process of vocalization, which helps animals communicate with each other. The video allowed scientists to identify the spotted screamer – it turned out to be a leopard with an unusual name Oniisan, which in Japanese means “big brother”. Identification was carried out by a unique pattern of spots on the predator’s skin,” the employees of the Land of the Leopard report. Oniisan carefully looked into the lens of the automatic camera, and then went to the edge of the “observation deck” at the top of the mountain range and left his marks. “The leopard showed the natural behavior of the dominant male, showed himself to be the owner of the territory, and also

Folk signs for January 3: red sky to snowstorms

January 3, according to the Orthodox calendar, is the memory of Blessed Procopius, the fool for Christ’s sake, Vyatka. Among the people, Prokop Day was also called “Prokop-half-feed”, because by this time half of the feed harvested for the winter for livestock was consumed. The peasants were watching the weather. If the sun is red at dawn, there will be snowstorms soon. The snow is powdering already in the morning — the whole week will be snowy. Blizzard in the afternoon – spring will come late and will be cold. But the evening fog promises warming. Sudden winter hail portends a bad harvest in the new year. Even more interesting things about nature

Rapid tests to identify drunk drivers may appear at the traffic police in 2022

“As expected, this year traffic police inspectors may have devices for instant detection of drunk drivers on the roads. The exact date will be known later,” the source said. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia previously informed TASS that they are working on the introduction of rapid tests that will allow identifying drunk drivers on the roads. The use of such means will minimize the time spent when drivers communicate with police officers, eliminate their subjectivity, and prevent conflict situations. The department noted that if the driver refuses to undergo an examination for alcohol intoxication, if he does not agree with the results obtained, as well as if there are sufficient grounds to believe that the results of the examination are erroneous, he is sent for a medical examination. Such requirements are provided for in Part 1.1 of Article 27.12 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation. The

The State Duma called for removing Stalin’s grave and removing Lenin’s body from Red Square

“All this (burials. – Ed.) maybe, but not on Red Square, because it is blasphemous, not in the place where the skating rink and shopping malls are deployed, where people celebrate the New Year, walk, come from the regions,” RIA Novosti quoted Chernyshov as saying. The LDPR deputy also believes that it is necessary to remove the body of Vladimir Lenin from the Mausoleum. This is a cemetery where people lie, and one of these people does not even lie according to all norms — even just – morality. I’m talking about Lenin.Boris Chernyshov Behind The mausoleum contains 12 graves of figures of Soviet Russia and the USSR, including Joseph Stalin, Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov and Konstantin Chernenko. There are also 15 mass graves of revolutionaries and 115 urns with ashes. The question of the ethics of preserving Lenin’s body in the Mausoleum has been raised since the 1990s. In 2020. The Union

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences told how to live to be a hundred years old

“Of course, we need to move, because movement is life. Secondly, it is necessary, in my opinion, to look kindly at this world. I’m not saying that we should forgive everyone, just protect ourselves from unnecessary people. And, most importantly, I believe that this is a focus on life. There must be a goal, you know, there must be some kind of favorite activity,” Bokeria said. He noted that it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle, eat right and give up alcohol. Any amount of alcohol damages the gastric mucosa, which is directly related to nervous activity, Bokeria stressed. Even more interesting things about people

An outbreak of Omicron in Israel could lead to collective immunity. But its price will be high

He noted that this is not the most successful way to achieve collective immunity and that it would be much better if it could be achieved through vaccination. According to existing estimates, by the end of January, about four million people in Israel may become infected with Omicron. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was forced to admit that the current strategy to combat the pandemic in the country will not be able to prevent a rapid increase in the number of infected. On Sunday, Bennett said that people over the age of 60 and health workers will receive a fourth vaccination, which will protect them from a severe form of the disease. Earlier, he insisted that the main goal in the fight against Covid-19 is to prevent a surge in serious cases of the disease, but so that the economy does not suffer at the same time. However, the Israeli

The biologist said that immunity from the delta strain will not help with omicron

According to the biologist, the two variants of the coronavirus are very different from each other, so we cannot talk about the displacement of one strain by another. Two virus lines are formed that can exist parallel to each other. “Immunity against “delta” weakly protects against “omicron”, as well as omicron-immunity – against “delta”. This suggests that two stable virus lines are being formed, two strains that will torment humanity at the same time,” Baranova explained. The biologist believes that such a phenomenon can lead to so-called waves in the opposite phase, when one strain of coronavirus or another will become dominant. This situation will also change the campaign for vaccination. “Let’s say they will occur with a frequency of once a year, so that the immune system has time to weaken a little. And we may well come to the situation that two vaccinations will be needed — one

Rospotrebnadzor told about the dangerous symptom of COVID-19 in children

“In general, in addition to respiratory phenomena, minors may have disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, and after a covid there may be problems with the kidneys, liver, cardiovascular system, respiratory system organs… Relatively recently, scientists have described the so-called “covid fingers— – a complication after covid that resembles frostbite,” Gorelov said. The interlocutor of the agency noted that pneumonia is most often found in children over the age of seven, and in adolescents, lung damage may be the same as in adults. The most seriously ill are children under one year and adolescents, as well as children with somatic concomitant chronic pathology or congenital malformations, the infectious disease specialist concluded.

The Ministry of Education will begin to create an “ideal school” in Russia

“We are preparing recommendations on what the ideal school should be. Including the programs for which teachers work; schedule; clubs and extracurricular activities; school theater and sports sections; remuneration system; staffing; “white Internet”; holding parent meetings,” the minister said. In addition, according to Kravtsov, recommendations are being prepared regarding the remuneration system, the organization of the staffing table and the holding of parent meetings. The Minister noted that in 2022 these recommendations will be sent to the regions. Kravtsov stressed that before starting work on the creation of an ideal school, it is necessary to identify systemic guidelines that should be followed. Earlier, Kravtsov said that the Ministry of Education does not plan to introduce electronic certificates for school attendance.