5 Important Questions About Phytonutrients and Their Benefits

What are Phytonutrients?

Phytonutrients is a term from the science of nutrition. As you can see from its shape, phytonutrients are nutrients that are found in plants. The phytonutrients have many different functions. Above all, they protect plants from bad environmental conditions and pests. Outside plants (for example, in the body of a person who eats vegetables), these… Continue reading 5 Important Questions About Phytonutrients and Their Benefits

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What are pandoraviruses and why some scientists doubt they are actually viruses

Pandoraviruses.

When the first pandoravirus was described a few years ago, scientists were clear that they were dealing with something unprecedented. Pandoraviruses are part of the family of giant viruses and can be up to 10 times larger than a common virus, even measuring as much or more than other small bacteria. In addition, they have… Continue reading What are pandoraviruses and why some scientists doubt they are actually viruses

How to See the Movement of a Tectonic Plate From Space

Tectonic plate movement map.

Fifty years ago, the theory of plate tectonics revolutionized geology. This new conceptual framework made it possible to understand continents and oceans’ formation and the distribution of volcanoes and mountains. Plate tectonics is a model that describes the movement of the cold, rigid layer that forms the Earth’s surface, the lithosphere.  In the 1960s, scientists… Continue reading How to See the Movement of a Tectonic Plate From Space

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Microorganisms, Chemistry and Chocolate: a Delicious Relationship

Good chocolate is known to melt on the tongue. In order to increase the pleasure, efforts are being made to improve the flow properties of chocolate.

Chocolate has been one of the most consumed products in the world for generations. European countries tend to top the list: in 2017, Switzerland was the largest cocoa consumer per capita, with an average of 8.8 kg consumed per person. In 1995 France launched the initiative to celebrate International Chocolate Day every September 13. The… Continue reading Microorganisms, Chemistry and Chocolate: a Delicious Relationship

Antibiotics | Bacteria Eradicator Inspired by Wasp Venom

Antimicrobial molecules using toxic proteins found in wasp venom.

Hope in the fight against antibiotic-resistant germs: Researchers have produced an active ingredient from a component of wasp venom that could fight bacterial infections in animal experiments. They have succeeded in eliminating the problematic aspects of the toxic substance for humans while at the same time increasing its effectiveness against bacteria. The candidate for the… Continue reading Antibiotics | Bacteria Eradicator Inspired by Wasp Venom

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SpaceX’s “Starlink” satellites: This is what’s behind Elon Musk’s project

Spacex Starlink.

The “Starlink” project by SpaceX and Elon Musk aims to make high-speed Internet available everywhere. Many satellites are required for this – that is a source of criticism. The private space company SpaceX of Elon Musk wants fast Internet from space For this purpose, thousands of satellites are to be brought into orbit Astronomers have… Continue reading SpaceX’s “Starlink” satellites: This is what’s behind Elon Musk’s project

First methane source under Antarctic sea ice

Early succession of the Cinder Cones methane seep.

The potent greenhouse gas methane rises from the sea floor in many oceans. Only Antarctica was not known to have such active methane emissions – this has now changed. In 2011, during a diving expedition along the coast of Ross Island, US researchers discovered the first signs of a freshly formed methane source on the… Continue reading First methane source under Antarctic sea ice

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What is the Solar System?

Eight planets orbit the sun in our solar system

The earth is not alone in space: people have long been observing the sun, moon and stars in the sky. They discovered early on that some stars are moving. These wandering stars were observed and their paths followed. But for a long time their movements were not understood – until about five hundred years ago… Continue reading What is the Solar System?

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What are Stars? A Short Introduction.

The brightest star in the sky is Sirius, also known as the “Dog Star” or Alpha Canis Majoris

One of the most beautiful spectacles that exists in our world is the view of the starry sky on a dark moonless night. But what are stars? Do stars shine on their own? Stars and galaxies Dimensions, mass and luminosity of stars Red Dwarfs White Dwarfs Red supergiants The hidden mass of the universe Stars… Continue reading What are Stars? A Short Introduction.