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Scientists help understand where fires will occur in advance, as well as to prepare the liquids that are more effective than water

Alexander Burmistrov

Scientist and writer William Vasilyevich Pokhlyobkin was born on August 20, 1923


During space flights, the human body has to sustain enormous pressure: the heavy spacesuit, isolation from the usual “earthly” life, emotional and mental stress. Nutrition is vital under such conditions

Author Evgeniya Chernoskulova

How were the first tokamaks created and when can we expect the first fusion power plants to appear?

Author Anastasia Penzina
Photo Nikolay Malakhin
Video Aleksandr Kozlov

On August 19, 1947, Dutch chemists David Adriaan van Dorp and Josef Ferdinand Arens synthesized vitamin A or retinol for the first time in history. The same year Otto Isler introduced the vitamin into production.

Author Polina Ostrizhnaya

This holiday was first celebrated in our country in 2020


On August 17, 1771, priest, philosopher, and naturalist Joseph Priestley discovered the process of photosynthesis

Author Evgeniya Chernoskulova

To rise above the sky, take a look at the planet from above, spend a few minutes in zero gravity – and then come back to Earth. Suborbital flights in July revived interest in space tourism, which had been forgotten for the past 10 years


Kittinger’s 31 km jump was recognized as the longest free fall in history


Crimean researchers have put the main focus on Russian literature of Crimea from the period of the Revolution and the Civil War, which has played a major role in understanding the historical literary process in Russia

Author Olesya Farberovich

The origins of this professional holiday are unknown.

Author Polina Ostrizhnaya

Have you ever thought about the fact that people can see the world differently?  For some people the apple is red, but for others the apple is green. And it's not about psychology at all. Today we are going to talk about color blindness.

Author Polina Ostrizhnaya

Today it is known in Russia and abroad as the “Kurchatov Institute.” Yet when it was founded, the facility was called Laboratory No.2 of the USSR Academy of Sciences. The order for its establishment was signed on August 14, 1943


American housewives were asked to taste coffee from four different cups. Sitting nearby, there were boxes in various colors: brown, blue, red, and yellow. When the women were asked what they thought of the drink, the results were...


An outstanding physiologist, Ivan Mikhailovich Sechenov, was born on August 13, 1829


One can say that we are in control of ourselves without a doubt. Thousands of years of evolution have never corrected what nature intended. Our behavior is largely dependent on a little molecule called “dopamine” 

Author Evgeniya Chernoskulova

Sergey Ivanov on the development of modern physics and the main research directions of Ioffe Institute

Author Anastasia Penzina
Video Aleksandr Kozlov
Photo Nikolay Malakhin

Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian theoretical physicist, one of the founders of quantum mechanics, Nobel laureate, was born on August 12, 1887.

Author Polina Ostrizhnaya

The International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2021 took place on July 20-25, 2021. How did this tradition come about, and what is the role of science in the aerospace exhibition?


On August 10, 1675, the foundation stone of the Greenwich Observatory was laid

Author Evgeniya Chernoskulova


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What saints did the conquistadors pray to and why did they decide to conquer Mexico? What was the ethnic, regional, and age composition of the Conquista? 

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