Saturday, November 18, 2017

First successful human head transplant carried out in China

The well-known Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero announced the first successful experience of transplanting a person's head. This is reported by The Telegraph. The operation was conducted on a corpse in China and lasted 18 hours. In particular, during the procedure it was possible to restore the...

‘Planet-diamond’ in the constellation of Cancer has an atmosphere: scientists

The bizarre "planet-diamond" 55 Cnc e in the constellation of Cancer has some kind of atmosphere, despite the fact that its surface is incandescent by several thousand degrees Celsius, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "We argued long ago about whether this "planet-diamond" is similar...

NASA reports the danger of an iceberg with a mass of trillion tons

The study of the Larsen Ice Shelf gave scientists alarming results - according to experts, a giant iceberg broke off the glacier, weighing up to a trillion tons. The images taken from the board of the P-3 Orion aircraft indicate that the huge iceberg has...

Egypt is building the world’s largest solar power station

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has completed a $ 653 million loan package to finance the construction of 13 solar power plants near Aswan, southern Egypt. And decides to be part of the world's largest solar farm. The program...

Scientists named one more terrible consequence of smoking

Israeli scientists came to the conclusion that people who at the age of adolescence smoked are more likely to become addicted to alcohol in adulthood. A study of scientists at the University of Tel Aviv showed that the culprit of this connection is not the...

In China, the robot passed the exam for a doctor

In China, the artificial intelligence iFlyTek Smart Doctor Assistant, an analog of the IBM Watson system passed the exam for medical students, gaining almost 100 points more than necessary. Regular students need to score 360 ​​points to be admitted to patients, according to the website...

Every fourth person in the world gives bribes: study

Every fourth inhabitant of the Earth gave a bribe at least once within the last 12 months. This is evidenced by the research data of the international organization Transparency International. The survey entitled "The Barometer of World Corruption" was held from March 2014 to January...

Vincent van Gogh painting sold at Christie’s auction for $ 81.3 million

Painting of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh was sold at Christie's auction in New York for $ 81.3 million, the auction house said. It was assumed that the canvas of 1889 "Plowed Field and Plowman" will bring no less than $ 50 million, the upper...

Barbie doll dressed in hijab

Manufacturers Barbie will release a doll, similar to the American fencer Ibtihadzh Muhammad, reports AP. Ibtihadj Muhammad brought gold to the American team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, speaking in a hijab - she became the first American to compete in...

We signed an agreement with Russia on S-400 system: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that his country had signed an agreement with Russia on the S-400 missile defense system. Erdogan stressed that his country has a desire to accelerate the supply of Russian missile defense system (S-400) signed by his country...

Ufologists confident in the habitation of Mars — Why?

In the debate about whether there was life on Mars, most often the victory is gained by the proponents of the hypothesis that the Red Planet was once inhabited. Moreover, many scientists are sure that once upon a time it was bigger in size. In...

Human brain chips will become available as much as smartphones: expert

Future technology of human brain chip implants can become a reality in 15 years, according to expert Brian Johnson, Daily Mail reports. Brian, who develops the chips, says modern technology will allow people to erase memories, and will be as popular as smart phones soon. In...

Depression can be the cause of anorexia and obesity

A low level of "good mood" substance - allopregnanolone - is associated with excess weight and anorexia nervosa in women. This conclusion was drawn by scientists from the University of Illinois in Chicago. The results of their research are published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. The development...

NASA announced a rare phenomenon in the Sun

American astronomers said that at the present time an extremely rare phenomenon is observed on the Sun. According to NASA experts, the Sun now has a coronal hole, which is a "magnetically open" area of ​​the luminary. As reported on the website of the US space...

Nightmarish prehistoric shark caught in Portugal

Along Portugal, a rare prehistoric plucked shark was caught in the Algarve region, which scientists call a "living fossil." This marine creature dwelt in the Atlantic Ocean 80 million years ago, when dinosaurs walked the earth. The predator has 300 teeth, sharp as a razor....

Human brain chips to erase memories, fight disease

Future technology of human brain chip implants can become a reality in 15 years, according to expert Brian Johnson, Daily Mail reports. Brian, who develops the chips, says modern technology will allow people to erase memories, and will be as popular as smart phones soon. In...

Aspirin resists gastrointestinal cancer

Low doses of aspirin permanently reduce the chances of growth of liver and stomach cancer and most other internal organs associated with the digestive system. Chinese scientists made the remark at the UEG-2017 Gastroenterology Conference in Barcelona recently. Kelvin Tsui of the Chinese University of Hong...

Alcohol kills existing nerve cells, prevents the formation of new ones: study

Alcohol kills not only existing nerve cells, but also prevents the formation of new ones. This is reported in a study published in the journal Stem Cell Reports. Specialists of the University of Texas used the advanced method, within which it was possible to mark...

Social networks harm your brain: Facebook co-founder

Co-founder and former Facebook CEO Sean Parker said that the social network was created in order to take away from a person as much as possible of his attention and free time. "It meant that we needed to give the user something like a small...

Turkish President criticizes EU countries for banning hijab

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan criticized European countries, where a ban on wearing the hijab by Muslims was imposed. "The biggest victims of the sad picture in the West are women.The prohibitions on wearing hijab are spreading more and more in European countries, thereby trying to...

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