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It's amazing, our ancestors most likely had the ability to hibernate

Interestingly, the latest research indicates that we once had it, although we were not the best at it. When a bear wakes up from hibernation, its bones and muscles are practically the same as when it went to sleep, because its body has learned not to eat itself. Instead, a specialized metabolic process comes into play that protects the animals during a prolonged nap, provided they have sufficient supplies in advance. If they fail to do so, they must take into account that hibernation may end badly - rickets, hyperparathyroidism or bone dystrophy are some of the possibilities that, according to the researchers, could also have happened to our ancestors falling asleep for the winter.

See the smallest Christmas tree in the world. It was created in the laboratory and consists of only 51 atoms

The atomic Christmas tree was created in the laboratory of the Delft University of Technology. Maura Willems, a physics student, decided to create the smallest Christmas tree in the world. The Christmas tree is made of just 51 atoms and is 4 nanomers tall. Human hair is a giant with it, because it is as much as 40,000 times narrower than it.

The Milky Way still feels the effects of the collision with the mysterious galaxy

More recently, the world of astronomy has heard that the Milky Way's disc is wrinkled vertically, just like a sheet of roofing. Astronomers wondered why this was happening. Eventually, they decided to take a closer look at the newly discovered galaxy Antlia 2, which is currently 130,000 light-years from the center of our galaxy.

Here are New Year's greetings from the crew of the International Space Station

What will 2021 bring? Nobody knows yet, but it is certain that humanity will remain in orbit and will conduct experiments there and explore the abyss of outer space. Three astronauts and two astronauts wished all Earthlings in traditional New York style.

See how the sky taxi EHang already flies between Chinese cities

We recently showed you that the EHang 216 taxi appeared as a flying fire engine in one of the Chinese cities, as well as in the capital of South Korea, where it was tested by medical services for several days. In Seoul, the air vehicle played the role of a system for transporting equipment to rescue sites.

South African coronavirus strain much more resistant? What about vaccines?

At the very beginning, it is worth noting that the coronavirus mutation itself is not something special, because all viruses mutate - the only question is where the changes take place inside and how quickly mutations occur, because these factors have a huge impact on our fight against the pandemic. And although until recently most of the mutations did not cause anxiety among doctors and scientists, because they did not change the characteristics of SARS-CoV-2, a strain from Great Britain has recently appeared, which is characterized by a greater infectivity, and now we are getting news about a strain from South Africa which, in turn, is to be additionally more resistant to vaccines that we have recently started administering.

This is Hyperscreen, a 65-inch display in the cockpit of a new electrician from Mercedes

Mercedes intends to offer its fans and potential customers a completely new line of fully electric vehicles. They are to be vehicles that will set new trends in the automotive industry in every way, in terms of driving pleasure, comfort, functionality and safety.

New news about the futuristic city of the future. The Prince of Saudi Arabia presents The Line

The green venture is part of the Saudi Vision 2030 plan, which aims to transform the country into a global superpower thanks to sky-high funding from the sale of oil, gas and the latest technology. The largest technology companies in the world are or will be involved in the project, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, etc. The common goal is to build a metropolis for the 21st century, in which the most futuristic achievements will be used on a daily basis for the good of humanity.

The oldest work of figurative art was found in an Indonesian cave

This is an ocher painting of a pig that has been located on the wall of one of the Indonesian caves, more specifically Leang Tedongnge in South Celebes. Most likely, it is one of the still living locally species of wild pig, ie the Celebes pig, whose population, although protected, unfortunately declines every year, all due to poaching. According to the researchers, the animal has the characteristics of this species, such as a vertically positioned hair or a pair of preorbital appendages on the face, was painted with ocher and looks as if it was watching a fight or other type of interaction of other pigs.

The Netherlands is on the final straight to legalize the suicide pill

Euthanasia is a very controversial topic that arouses the most emotions in the Netherlands, where the famous Dutch Association for Voluntary Ending of Life (NVVE) was founded. Despite the fact that it has been practiced in this country for a long time, the organization has now started discussing the legalization of the pill that allows someone to commit suicide, even without the doctor's consent to euthanasia and his presence.

Watch the spectacular explosion of the Starship prototype just before landing

The SN9 prototype was unlucky from the beginning. During construction in the hangar, it tilted slightly and hit the hangar wall. The damage was not serious, so the engineers decided to allow the vehicle for testing and flight. Unfortunately, Starship had another bad luck during the take-off. Experts believe one of the Raptor engines has failed.