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Sea level study reveals that the greatest risk comes from Antarctica

The record heat in Antarctica and the resulting melting ice increases the risk of sea level rise in the short term ๐Ÿ”น by the end of this century the global sea level could rise up to three times over the last century, i.e. from 19 to 58 centimetres.

Over the past 100 years, sea level has risen by 19 centimetres - partly due to melting mountain glaciers. This rise could multiply, warn researchers. The decisive factor: the ice of the Antarctic.

๐Ÿ”น According to scientists, the melting of ice in the Antarctic poses an even greater risk to coastal regions worldwide than previously assumed. 

The researchers of an international team assume that this "Antarctic factor" alone could cause sea levels worldwide to rise by up to 58 centimetres by the end of this century.

Risk depends on CO2 emissionsThe study, for which a whole series of computer simulations were carried out, was written by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, among others. In it, the authors explicitly point o…

Antarctica record high temperature | Climate Change | Antarctic Icebergs

What is the warmest temperature in Antarctica?. How hot can Antarctica get?. Antarctica Climate and the effects of climate change.

๐Ÿ”นIn Antarctica, the air temperature in the Antarctic peninsula has increased by 3°C.
Although it does not seem much, it is five times the average rate of global warming, as reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

๐Ÿ”น Antarctica hottest days on record, February 4 - 13, 2020, climate change and the Antarctic ice.

Climate Change in Antarctica: On February 6, 2020, weather stations recorded the hottest temperature on record for Antarctica. Thermometers at the Esperanza Base on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula reached 18.3°C (64.9°F)—around the same temperature as Los Angeles that day. 

๐Ÿ”นThe warm spell caused widespread melting on nearby glaciers of antarctic ice.
The warm temperatures arrived on February 5 and continued until February 13, 2020. The images above show melting on the ice cap of Eagle Island and were acquired by the…

The First Discovery Of Oxygen Outside The Milky Way Galaxy

O2 has been detected around the core of the Markarian 231 galaxy. So far it has only been found in two locations in our galaxy and in the solar system.

Astronomers find another galaxy where there is oxygen to breathe.๐Ÿ”น Astronomers were able to identify molecular oxygen in another galaxy called Markarian 231, located 581 million light years from us.
Every time you drink a glass of H2O you are ingesting a liquid that is mostly about 13.4 billion years old, since the hydrogen atoms in the water formed only hundreds of thousands of years after the Big Bang. 

The oxygen atoms that complete the recipe for water are more recent: they formed at least 100 million years after the Big Bang, since they were "forged" in the bowels of the stars through nuclear fusion reactions, and the stars were not born until then.

In fact, thanks to the tireless work of stars, oxygen is the third most abundant chemical element in the universe. That is why molecular oxygen (O2) would be one of the easiest …

Is It Better To Walk Or Run In The Rain?

Do you get wetter if you walk or run in the rain?

๐Ÿ”น The first instinct is to run, but wouldn't this strategy cause even more drops to hit us, as we head towards them horizontally?

On a rainy day, we usually feel the urge to run to avoid getting wetter than necessary. However, the question arises as to whether this strategy would not cause even more drops to hit us, as we head towards them horizontally.

This is a classic debate in physics, and today we are going to offer you the answer. Under the rain, is it better to run or walk? 

๐Ÿ”น Would increasing the speed of walking make us escape from the rain or would it cause more drops to hit us instead?

The answer may disappoint you: the amount of rain that falls on you is constant, no matter how fast you go; although it does matter how long you stay in the rain and how far you walk in the rain.

To count the amount of water that falls, we have to add up the water that falls on you, plus the water that falls in front of you as you move. The am…

New BTS album "Map of the Soul: 7": tracklist and release

The new BTS album "Map of the Soul: 7" is now available for purchase. Read more about the songs, the track list here.

"Map of the Soul: 7" is the seventh studio album of the popular K-Pop band BTS. The album is available for purchase from today.

The popular K-Pop band BTS celebrates its comeback: Today, on 21.2.2020, the new album "Map of the Soul: 7" will be released. The "Bangtang-Boys" as the band is called, had taken a break from the media hype since August 2019.

New BTS-album "Map of the Soul: 7" - Today's releaseBTS has released six studio albums so far - "Map of the Soul" is number 7 - now fans don't have to be patient anymore: The album is now available for purchase. In 2018, the guys from South Korea already broke the ten million mark in album sales and the pre-orders for "Map of the Soul" also break records.

๐Ÿ”น According to Forbes, four million fans worldwide have already pre-ordered the album.

BTS albu…

How many stars are there in the Milky Way?

How do you calculate the number of stars in the Milky Way?

๐Ÿ”น The answers to the questions of science are often complex. In many cases, there aren't even any answers at all.
Knowing the exact number of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, is one of those questions that all experts would aim to solve in the same way: "we don't know." It's the most honest answer.
If on a night with clear skies, far from light pollution, counting the stars thinking of finding a single number would be crazy, how can we ask for the total in a galaxy?

"It would be like knowing precisely how many grains of sand the beaches have," says astrophysicist Santiago Vargas, a research professor at the National University's Astronomical Observatory.
He adds that even with the most sophisticated telescopes we can only see a fraction of that large number of stars in the Milky Way, a galaxy so enormous that a ray of light would take 100,000 years to cross from one end to the other.
However, …


US election 2020: According to media reports, US secret services assume that Russia wants to interfere in the election campaign again in order to help President Donald Trump (73) win the elections again.

Senior intelligence officials told House of Representatives in a confidential meeting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and CNN reported unanimously on Thursday evening (local time). A spokesman for the Intelligence Committee only confirmed that last week's hearing was indeed about "the integrity" of the November presidential election.

According to the US secret services, Russia had already interfered in the election campaign in 2016 in favour of the Republican candidate Trump. Trump denies this. Republicans interpreted the findings of the secret services as meaning that Russia primarily wanted to create chaos and insecurity, but did not support a particular candidate.

Suspicions of collaboration between Trump's campaign and Moscow led to a lengthy investigation …

iPhone 7 At Aldi! But The Deal Has A Catch

Is it worthwhile to buy the iPhone 7 now? iPhone 7 is visually indistinguishable from iPhone 8.

From Thursday, 27 February, Aldi will be offering iPhones, which are intended to attract price-conscious buyers in particular. But the supposed bargains have a catch.
First the good news: Even three and a half years after its introduction at the end of 2016, the iPhone 7 is still a good smartphone. It still gets the latest updates, such as iOS 13.3.1 recently, and its performance is on par with many of the current mid-range smartphones, and it is still at the top of the list in terms of build quality.

Well aged (iPhone 7)Inside the iPhone 7 operates the manufacturer's A10 fusion chip, plus 2GB of RAM. That doesn't sound like much in view of the up to 16GB of RAM that is packed into a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. 

But iOS still manages surprisingly well with little RAM and users should have no problems with the working speed. The smartphone also has a 4.7 inch retina display with 1,334 × 75…

BMW IBSF Bob & Skeleton World Championships 2020 | Francesco Friedrich invincible

Francesco Friedrich (in front) won the world championship in two-man bob five times in a row.

The script couldn't have been written any better: On his home track in Altenberg, of all places, local hero Francesco Friedrich (29) can make himself immortal at the Bobsleigh World Championships starting on Thursday!

Should the Pirnaer race for gold in the two-man event on Saturday (from 11.30 a.m. first and second run) and Sunday (from 2.30 p.m. second and third run), it would be the sixth title in a row - this has never happened before.

Already at the beginning of the season Friedrich made it clear that he wanted to make this dream come true at all costs: "Because nobody would be able to do that again so quickly. Three days before the competition, however, he tried to put the brakes on the euphoria.

Bobsleighing at its finest will be available from Thursday in Altenberg, Saxony.

National coach Renรฉ Spies (46): "Francesco is the top favourite for me. But we have to be awake. Our ri…

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"Very high at the global level." WHO has changed the risk assessment for coronavirus COVID-19.

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced that the risk assessment of coronavirus at the global level has been raised to "very high". This was reported on Friday.

LIVE daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros#coronavirus — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 28, 2020

We have raised our assessment of the risk of spread and impact of COVID-19 to a very high level at the global level, he said during a press conference that was broadcast on Twitter by the organization.

The full briefing on #COVID19 by @DrTedros — World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 28, 2020
Chinese authorities told WHO in late December 2019 about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in central Hubei province. 

๐Ÿ”น Specialists found that the pathogen is a new type of coronavirus. 

WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance an…

Mexico Confirms First Coronavirus Infection | COVID-19 SARS-Cov-2 Update

Mexican Assistant Secretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell reported the first case of infection with the new coronavirus COVID-19 in the country.

According to the Health Department, the virus was diagnosed in a 35-year-old man, who was in Italy from February 14 to 22. At the moment he is in isolation in one of the hospitals, his condition is stable.

The Chinese coronavirus continues to spread rapidly around the world. The number of infected people has exceeded 78.8 thousand in China itself, 2.3 thousand in South Korea, 388 in Iran and 650 in Italy. 

In the last 24 hours, the first cases of infection have been detected in the Netherlands, Nigeria, Lithuania, Belarus, New Zealand and Azerbaijan.

Undersecretary of Health, Hugo Lopez-Gatell, reported that the person infected by Covid-19 is in CDMX; they are waiting for a second test for another person in Sinaloa

Undersecretary of Health Hugo Lopez-Gatell confirmed the first case imported into Mexico of coronavirus, which is called Covid-19.


SpaceX wants to send three tourists to the ISS

The US space company SpaceX wants to send three tourists to the International Space Station ISS.

It is planned that the tourists will travel to the ISS in the second half of 2021 together with a commander in the "Crew Dragon" space capsule, as the Texas start-up Axiom - SpaceX's partner company in the project - announced on Thursday.Neither of the two companies gave any indication of how much the tourists would probably have to pay for the trip. 

The costs for the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket alone, which will transport the space capsule into space, amount to around 60 million dollars (53 million euros).

In addition, the construction of a new "Crew Dragon" capsule must be financed.

๐Ÿ”น In this respect, the ticket for the flight should cost tens of millions of dollars.

In earlier years, a total of eight tourists had already travelled to the ISS in Russian Soyuz capsules. 

The first was US entrepreneur Dennis Tito in 2001, who paid 20 million dollars for a vacati…

A new species of insect was named after Lady Gaga for being eccentric. | Kaikaia gaga

Insect was named after Lady GagaBrendan Morris, PhD at the University of Illinois, observed the behavior of about a thousand treehoppers for his research project when he suddenly noticed one female who was different from the others.

Scientists decided to name the recently discovered insect in honor of Lady Gaga for their "eccentric sense of style," NME reports.

In the scientific publication Zootaxa, he and his co-author, the entomologist Christopher Dietrich, wrote about it "an additional cross m-cu (between the fourth and fifth longitudinal veins) in the front wing, as well as a frontal-clipella form".

Morris decided to call the insect "Kaikaia gaga" so that specialists could understand what kind of species we are talking about.

"If there ever is a Lady Gaga bug, it will definitely be a treehopper bug because of its crazy horns and eccentric sense of style. They don't look like anything you've seen before," he explained.

Now Morris hopes…

How the lungs of a person suffering from Coronavirus look | Photos

Chinese doctors have published an x-ray of the lungs of a patient with the coronavirus 2019-nCoV that has spread through China and other countries.

The images published by Chinese doctors are of a 33-year-old woman who entered the hospital after presenting symptoms such as fever and cough for five days.
CT Imaging of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pneumonia. …

At the time of the woman's admission, doctors noted that her body temperature had risen to 39°C and heard the sounds of her breathing were harsh in both lungs.

Doctors examine the patient for coronavirusAccording to the results of the studies published in the journal Radiology, the patient had a clear deficiency of white blood cells, as well as multiple peripheral opacities in ground-glass in both lungs.
The outbreak of coronavirus that has put the whole world on alert because of its spread in several countries emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of December …

Chinese and US scientists found new methods for virus detection

Two medRxiv articles on the same day: A new method to detect viruses has been found by Chinese as well as other scientists, which can be tested on-site, with results within 45 minutes.

๐Ÿ”น These methods are of great significance for the community and the general population to detect infection with the virus.
The new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or 2019-nCoV) threatens global health, and although it is very similar to SARS-CoV, it is more contagious.
Existing RT-qPCR detection methods often require expensive equipment and trained professionals. Under these circumstances, it is urgent to develop a technique that is fast, accurate, and capable of detecting viruses in the field.
On February 25, preprint website medRxiv issued respectively by the Institute of Applied Biology, Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, Dr. Yin Xiushan team, and the American Royal Oak, Michigan Beaumont Michael B Chancellor team.

The study reports brought by Chinese and foreign scientists revealed reverse transcriptas…

The number of patients with coronavirus in the United States exceeded 60 people

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. has reached 62, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday.
The CDC reported 34 cases last Friday. In 11 of them, those who had previously returned to the U.S. from abroad, and in two more cases coronavirus was transmitted from person to person in the United States.

In addition, 21 people were transported by State Department flights: three from Wuhan and 18 from the Diamond Princess ship from Japan.

According to the latest CDC data, of the 62 infected, 12 had previously returned to the United States from overseas trips. The number of human-to-human infections has increased to three.

The number of infected US citizens evacuated from the Diamond Princess has reached 44. The number of infected citizens coming from Chinese Wuhan remained the same.

On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in Wuhan city in central Hubei province. Speciali…

Scientists propose to fight viruses with fullerenes

Fight viruses with fullerenes
Scientists from Skoltech and the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have created water-soluble fullerene compounds that have valuable biological properties. The results of the study are published in the journal Chemical Communications. Thanks to this biological properties they can be used to develop effective antiviral drugs, including to suppress the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Fullerenes are molecular compounds composed of three-coordinated carbon atoms, which are closed convex polyhedra. Depending on the number of atoms in the molecule, fullerenes resemble a soccer ball (C 60 ) or a rugby ball (C 70 ) in shape.

Compounds based on fullerenes have a pronounced antiviral, antibacterial, antitumor and antioxidant activity, so scientists have long viewed them as a promising basis for the creation of new drugs. Unfortunately, fullerenes are absolutely insoluble in water, which prevents their use in medicine.


Medications have positive results in research for the treatment of coronavirus; here are 4 possibilities

Medicine used against malaria for almost 100 years and others without approval in Brazil are among the most promising after tests.

Four drugs showed positive - but still preliminary - results in scientific research in the treatment of Covid-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. These drugs act at different stages of cell contamination. They are:

ChloroquineRemindLopinavir/RitonavirFavipiravirHowever, self-medication is not recommended, since research has not been fully completed and it is not yet known whether there are any side effects from use by patients infected with the coronavirus.
The study on Favipiravir was released on Wednesday (18) - it is sold commercially in Japan under the name Avigan. It was developed by Toyama Chemical, of the Fujifilm group, and has been used for over 5 years against Influenza. Its use is only authorized in Japan.
The medicine is being tested only in laboratories outside the country. When consulted, Anvisa informed that there is no request for re…

Coronavirus - Satellite Images Show Abandoned Places Worldwide

Whether China, Europe or the Middle East - the new type of corona virus is spreading everywhere.

Large events are canceled, crowds are avoided. Satellites have captured images of partially abandoned infections increase with the coronavirus. In particularly badly affected countries, public life comes to a standstill. Satellite images from the US space technology company Maxar show the extent of the epidemic in a before-and-after comparison.

The Al Haram Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the largest mosque in the world - there is usually a huge crowd here. Source: VIA REUTERS