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Scientists have discovered a complex internal structure in "primitive" cell organelles
Some of the simplest and tiniest cellular organelles can be much more complex than people think: biochemists have first looked at the bubble structures inside peroxisomes. Inside each animal and plant cell, hundreds of complex organelles operate: mitochondria produce energy, the nucleus protects the chromosomes and controls their work, ribosomes sy...
More than 60,000 koalas have been killed in wildfires in Australia
More than 60,000 koalas have been killed in wildfires that raged in Australia in late 2019. The total number of affected animals is estimated at at least 3 billion. This is reported in a new report published on Monday by the world wildlife Fund (WWF). According to the environmental organization, more than 143 million mammals died in the fire. Victi...
Weapons against antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus found in other bacteria
The combination of two specific bacterial proteins-bacteriocins - made methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) susceptible to penicillin again. This discovery provides new opportunities to fight a variety of nosocomial and difficult-to-treat bacterial infections. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is the cause of a wide range of...
Голод как неотъемлемая часть нацистской политики геноцида советского народа во время Великой Отечественной войны
Объектом исследования является период Второй мировой войны. Предмет моей работы – политика геноцида, осуществляемая руководством Третьего рейха на оккупированных в ходе войны землях. Целью данного проекта является освещение роли голода в планах истребления советского населения, осуществляемого главарями нацистов в годы Великой Отечественной в...
Результаты Международного конкурса научно-исследовательских работ «Science in the name of development»
Уважаемые участники конкурса, руководители!Благодарим за интерес, проявленный к нашему конкурсу. Поздравляем победителей, призеров, лауреатов специальных номинаций.  Мы рады, что на конкурс поступило столько интересных, актуальных научно-исследовательских работ. Каждая поступившая научно-исследовательская работа имеет свою научную «изюминку» и...
12,000-Year-Old Rock Drawings of Ice Age Megafauna Discovered in Colombian Amazon
Archaeologists on the ERC project LASTJOURNEY have discovered spectacular rock pictographs in three separate rock shelters in the Guaviare Department of Colombia. The drawings, made around 12,600 and 11,800 years ago, provide proof the Amazon rainforest’s earliest inhabitants lived alongside now-extinct Ice Age animals such as giant...
Self-repairing gelatin-based film could be a smart move for electronics
Dropping a cell phone can sometimes cause superficial cracks to appear. But other times, the device can stop working altogether because fractures develop in the material that stores data. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Polymer Materials have made an environmentally friendly, gelatin-based film that can repair itself multiple ti...
Skoltech scientists run a ‘speed test’ to boost production of carbon nanotubes
Skoltech researchers have investigated the procedure for catalyst delivery used in the most common method of carbon nanotube production, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), offering what they call a “simple and elegant” way to boost productivity and pave the way for cheaper and more accessible nanotube-based technology. The paper was ...