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  • Atacama Desert has become the largest garbage dump in the world

    Atacama Desert has become the largest garbage dump in the world

    (ORDO NEWS) — The Atacama Desert in Chile has become a dumping ground for the whole world. It has a lot of garbage, including used cars, Haber 7 TV channel reports. It is noted that in the desert there are thousands of tons of old clothes that were not sold in European, Asian and American markets. There are also used cars that are starting to rot. According to the channel,…

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  • Honey has a positive effect on blood sugar and cholesterol levels scientists have found

    Honey has a positive effect on blood sugar and cholesterol levels, scientists have found

    (ORDO NEWS) — Honey can make everything taste better. From chicken and fish to bread and desserts, it’s delicious on its own as a sweet treat. Now, a new study has shown that honey may also improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels, with some types may be better than others. Honey is considered “free sugar”, which is essentially any type of sugar that can be added to food or drink,…

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  • Megatsunami on Mars caused an explosion of ten thousand Tsar bombs 1

    Megatsunami on Mars caused an explosion of ten thousand Tsar bombs

    (ORDO NEWS) — Depending on the type of soil in the area of ​​the explosion, its strength could range from 0.5 to 13 million megatons. The resulting huge crater was named by astronomers after the famous science fiction master Frederick Pohl. According to modern concepts, the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet was once covered by an ocean that occupied a third of its surface.  Today this zone, the former…

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  • Paleontologists find first dinosaur that swam like a penguin

    Paleontologists find first dinosaur that swam like a penguin

    (ORDO NEWS) — A “multi-toothed swimming hunter” found in Mongolia is the first non-avian dinosaur with a body structure indicative of such a lifestyle. An international team of scientists examined the remains of a dinosaur found in the southern part of the Gobi Desert and identified a number of unique structural features in it, indicating a semi-aquatic lifestyle and active hunting for fish. This is the first known dinosaur outside…

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  • Ant pupae secrete psychoactive milk for other ants

    Ant pupae secrete psychoactive milk for other ants

    (ORDO NEWS) — Although insect pupae are rather inert, in an ant colony that works as a single organism, even they found a thing to do. In the process of metamorphosis, they secrete a nutrient fluid that adult ants and growing larvae feed on. Moreover, if there are no eaters nearby, the chrysalis may even die. ince observing a lively ant colony cannot always reveal all the subtleties of interactions…

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  • Dominance of females in spider colonies has reduced the number of fights 1

    Dominance of females in spider colonies has reduced the number of fights

    (ORDO NEWS) — Although the expression “spiders in a jar” is true for many species of these invertebrates, there are species of spiders that live and forage in colonies. Now researchers have figured out why in some colonies peace and tranquility reign, while in others spiders constantly sort things out with each other. When it comes to animals that live in groups, most people think of mammals and birds like…

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  • Scientists scare animals with drones to determine their response to noise

    Scientists scare animals with drones to determine their response to noise

    (ORDO NEWS) — The sound of a flying drone causes alarm in large mammals. Experiments have shown that animals remain calm only as long as the apparatus is at a height of more than one hundred meters. In recent years, drones have become an indispensable tool for observing nature. Filmmakers were able to show us animals from new and unprecedented angles. Scientists use drones to study the inhabitants of the…

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  • New type of tropical cyclone discovered

    New type of tropical cyclone discovered

    (ORDO NEWS) — Scientists from Australia have identified a new type of cyclone Setio in the Indian Ocean. It occurs several times a year off the coast of Sumatra. Oceanographers from Flinders University (Australia) analyzed satellite data on surface winds in the southeastern tropical Indian Ocean. And they discovered an interesting but short-lived phenomenon – unusual cyclical storms that arise in winter and continue in the spring. They are “born”…

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  • A new species of fossil birds has turned the idea of ​​their evolution 1

    A new species of fossil birds has turned the idea of ​​their evolution

    (ORDO NEWS) — Paleontologists have discovered in Belgium fragments of the skeleton of a fossil bird, hiding in a piece of rock the size of a grapefruit. The new species turned out to be a primitive seabird whose beak combined teeth inherited from dinosaur ancestors and a movable palate characteristic of most modern birds. Modern birds are divided into two main groups: ratites, or paleognaths (Paleognathae, “ancient jaw”), and new-palatine,…

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  • Biologists have learned to track mosquitoes 1

    Biologists have learned to track mosquitoes

    (ORDO NEWS) — It is impossible to catch and ring a mosquito, and more jewelry tools are required to investigate their distribution. American scientists have proposed using DNA tags placed inside protein crystals for this. As you know, mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals on the planet. Because of them, orders of magnitude more people die than from poisonous snakes, sharks or wolves combined. The main danger associated with mosquitoes…

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  • Astronomers have detected a relativistic jet from a star being torn apart by a black hole 1

    Astronomers have detected a relativistic jet from a star being torn apart by a black hole

    (ORDO NEWS) — Black holes periodically tear stars apart, but the parameters of this particular event from the early Universe have baffled scientists. Two groups of researchers on the same event, which they began to study independently of each other. We are talking about observations of the object AT2022cmc, which released a large amount of energy in a short time. Additional observations showed that we are talking about a jet…

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  • Scientists have learned who green tea is harmful for

    Scientists have learned who green tea is harmful for

    (ORDO NEWS) — It is known that long-term and repeated consumption of green tea may contribute to some prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes. But it turned out that this drink is harmful to some people. Research on the benefits of green tea is conflicting. Some work confirms its anti-cancer effects, benefits for the eyes, lowering blood pressure, body weight and the risk of developing cardiovascular…

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  • Sex roles in the animal world are determined by the ratio of females and males

    Sex roles in the animal world are determined by the ratio of females and males

    (ORDO NEWS) — It turned out that the ratio of males and females affects the sex roles of animals in a population. As a rule, the more numerous sex competes more actively for a breeding partner, and the smaller sex devotes more time to raising offspring. Moreover, the more pronounced the numerical inequality of the sexes, the more obvious their roles will be. German scientists have shown that the ratio…

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  • A Scotsman with oncology spoke in French

    A Scotsman with oncology spoke in French

    (ORDO NEWS) — A resident of the town of Glenrothes in Scotland faced oncology at the peak of his youth. At the age of 24, Marcus Jones was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Due to illness, he forgot his native language and spoke French. The guy started complaining about severe headaches back in September 2021. Then the doctors diagnosed him with epilepsy. The prescribed treatment did not help,…

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  • Restorers revealed the secret of the Virgin Mary statue in Florence

    Restorers revealed the secret of the Virgin Mary statue in Florence

    (ORDO NEWS) — One of the most famous statues of the Virgin Mary in the world is located in Florence. Previously, it was believed that Mary with the Son of God in her arms and angels were carved from white marble. During the work, restorers discovered that this was not the case. It turned out that it is colored! Craftsmen revealed such a secret. The statue is located in Italy,…

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  • In a carnivorous plant researchers have discovered an unusual way to catch insects

    In a carnivorous plant, researchers have discovered an unusual way to catch insects

    (ORDO NEWS) — The unusual strategies of carnivorous plants for catching live prey have long captured the imagination of scientists. But even in this strange group of plants, in which food capture mechanisms have evolved several times independently, some oddities stand out. For example, the showy pitcher plant Nepenthes gracilis, native to Southeast Asia, can use the energy of falling rain to lie in wait for animals in ambush. A…

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  • Artificial intelligence has discovered an unknown ghostly ancestor in human DNA

    Artificial intelligence has discovered an unknown ”ghostly” ancestor in human DNA

    (ORDO NEWS) — No one knows who the discovered teenage girl was more than 50,000 years ago, but she turned out to be a “hybrid” ancestor of modern humans that scientists had not found before. Researchers recently found evidence that she was not alone. In a 2019 study, scientists used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify an unknown species of human ancestor that modern humans came into contact with during their…

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  • How Britain is chasing the Loch Ness Monster

    How Britain is chasing the Loch Ness Monster

    (ORDO NEWS) — The legend of the Loch Ness Monster is one of the oldest in Scotland. The first mention was in 565. A suspicious phenomenon was filmed by a resident of Ireland. The man claims that he was able to capture the mysterious monster from the Scottish lake Loch Ness. Allegedly, the received video proves the existence of a monster, which, along with Bigfoot and Chupacabra, cannot be caught…

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  • Scientists discover surprising similarities between human and octopus brains

    Scientists discover surprising similarities between human and octopus brains

    (ORDO NEWS) — Recently, researchers have found similarities between humans and octopuses. This may seem a little strange, but not for scientists. A paper by a team of researchers led by Nikolaus Rajewski at the Max Delbrück Center showed that the evolution of octopuses is associated with a dramatic expansion of microRNA variation. The last known common ancestor of humans and cephalopods is a rudimentary worm-like animal with low intelligence…

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  • Man defended the right to be boring at work through the court

    Man defended the right to be boring at work through the court

    (ORDO NEWS) — A resident of Paris, France, defended the right to be bored at work in court after he refused to drink with colleagues at the request of the employer and spent little time informally communicating with them. Cubik Partners says it takes a “fun” approach to team building. The management of the organization encourages employees to go to the pub together after work. However, one of the employees,…

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  • Expert spoke about the main danger of the colonization of the moon

    Expert spoke about the main danger of the colonization of the moon

    (ORDO NEWS) — Philip Metzger, a planetary scientist at the University of Central Florida, told the Los Angeles Times that future colonists on Earth’s natural satellite are threatened by lunar dust. Lunar dust, which is made up of fine, sharp-edged particles, poses a major problem for astronauts and virtually any man-made object that must land on or take off from the Moon ‘s surface . “This is not the simple…

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  • Astronomers study two open clusters

    Astronomers study 2 open clusters

    (ORDO NEWS) — Using the Tubitak National Observatory (TUG) and ESA’s Gaia satellite, Turkish astronomers surveyed Berkeley 68 and Stock 20, two open galaxy clusters. Open clusters (PCs) are groups of gravitationally bound stars that were formed from a single giant molecular cloud. So far, more than 1,000 PCs have been discovered in the Milky Way, and scientists are still looking for more. Berkeley 68 is 11,000 light years away.…

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  • Hubble telescope observes the cluster NGC 2660

    Hubble telescope observes the cluster NGC 2660

    (ORDO NEWS) — This brilliant group of stars, shining in the dark like sparks left by fireworks, is the cluster NGC 2660, which is located in the constellation of the Vela. It is best seen in the southern sky. NGC 2660 is an open cluster that can contain tens to hundreds of stars that are weakly bound together by gravity. Stars in open clusters form from the same region of…

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  • NASAs Juno mission captures two of Jupiters moons

    NASA’s Juno mission captures two of Jupiter’s moons

    (ORDO NEWS) — On November 29, 2021, NASA’s Juno mission completed its 38th close flyby of Jupiter. Her JunoCam instrument captured a view of Jupiter’s two largest moons. In the foreground, hurricane spiral wind patterns can be seen rotating in the northern polar region of the planet. These powerful storm whirlwinds can reach over 50 kilometers in height and hundreds of kilometers across. Beneath the planet’s curved horizon, Jupiter’s two…

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  • A Japanese company sends a lander to the moon with the UAE rover on board

    A Japanese company sends a lander to the moon with the UAE rover on board

    (ORDO NEWS) — SpaceX will launch Japan’s first privately owned lunar lander on Wednesday. The Falcon 9 rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This mission of the Japanese company ispace is the first in the Hakuto-R program. According to the company, the device will land around April 2023 on the visible side of the moon, in the Atlas crater. The size of the device is just over 2×2.5 meters.…

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  • China launched three taikonauts to complete space station construction

    China launched three taikonauts to complete space station construction

    (ORDO NEWS) — On Tuesday, China launched a rocket carrying three taikonauts to complete construction of the country’s permanent orbital space station. The spacecraft was launched on a Long March 2F launch vehicle from the Jiuquan Cosmodrome on the edge of the Gobi Desert. This six-month mission will be the last in the construction phase of the station. The mission commander was Fei Junlong, 57, who participated in the 2005…

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  • Subaru telescope can now analyze 2 400 objects simultaneously

    Subaru telescope can now analyze 2,400 objects simultaneously

    (ORDO NEWS) — The Subaru Telescope, located in Hawaii, has recently been upgraded and will now be able to simultaneously observe 2,400 astronomical objects in a patch of sky the size of several moons. These objects will be observed using the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS), which consists of several components. It has been developed by about a dozen universities and companies on four continents. The spectrograph uses the so-called Prime…

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  • SpaceXs CRS 26 mission launched to the ISS

    SpaceX’s CRS-26 mission launched to the ISS

    (ORDO NEWS) — SpaceX’s CRS-26 mission was launched to the ISS on Saturday by a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39-A. The Dragon spacecraft’s cargo included not only food and supplies, but also scientific experiments, including research that will allow the ISS crew to grow dwarf tomatoes as part of NASA’s plans to support long-term human spaceflight needs. The flight also featured several student experiments, including…

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  • 3D radar image provides new insights into Mars north polar cap

    3D radar image provides new insights into Mars’ north polar cap

    (ORDO NEWS) — According to an article by Nathaniel Putzig, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Planetary Sciences, the new improved 3D radar image significantly improves visibility of the interior of Mars’ north polar cap. Putzig’s team, which included researchers Matthew Perry, Isaac Smith, Aaron Russell, and intern Isabella Muller, prepared and analyzed a 3D radar image using observations from the Shallow Radar (SHARAD) instrument on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance…

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  • Hubble is hunting for an unusual galaxy

    Hubble is hunting for an unusual galaxy

    (ORDO NEWS) — The Hubble image shows the Arp-Madore 417-391 galaxy merger. The Arp-Madore catalog is a collection of particularly unusual galaxies scattered across the southern sky and includes selections of interacting galaxies and the most impressive colliding galaxies. Arp-Madore 417-391 lies about 670 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. The two colliding galaxies were distorted by gravity and twisted into a ring, causing their cores to sit side…

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  • What happened to those CubeSats that were launched by Artemis I

    What happened to those CubeSats that were launched by Artemis I

    (ORDO NEWS) — On November 16, the Artemis I mission was launched from Launch Complex 39B at Cape Canaveral and headed for the Moon. This unmanned mission tests the capabilities of the SLS launch vehicle and the Orion spacecraft. As an additional payload, Artemis I launched ten 6U CubeSats into orbit. Three of them are NASA missions, while the rest were built by partner space agencies, commercial organizations and research…

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  • Space flash is revealed as Black Hole spewing the light of 1000 trillion suns 1

    Space flash is revealed as Black Hole spewing the light of 1,000 trillion suns

    (ORDO NEWS) — The supermassive void’s extreme jet is pointed toward our planet. But don’t worry, it’s 8.5 billion light-years away. Astronomers with the Zwicky Transient Facility in California spotted a brilliant flash of light. The vivid flare, later named AT 2022cmc, sparked endless questions. Though such flashes aren’t exactly a new thing for scientists astronomers have seen loads of these glimmers burst forth from deep space before this particular…

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  • Martian ocean mega tsunami and the best place to look for possible traces of life 1

    Martian ocean, mega tsunami and the best place to look for possible traces of life

    (ORDO NEWS) — When NASA’s Viking 1 lander arrived on Mars, researchers had high hopes that the event would open the door to a golden era of space exploration. What he found was puzzling, and the weak evidence for life was disappointing. However, a new study suggests that Viking 1 could have ended up in a location linked to one of the most dramatic events in the history of the…

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