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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.

The British are preparing an innovative vaccine for CoVID-19 in the form of slices

If panic fear of needles prevents you from vaccinating against the coronavirus, then you should be interested in the new solution presented by experts from Swansea University. We are talking about a patch that we stick to the skin like those that help fight nicotine addiction and wear for 24 hours. A working prototype will be presented by April, and although it should not be expected that it will be possible to use it later this year, with a less optimistic variant, we will vaccinate Covid-19 as for the flu, i.e. every year, we will ultimately have a less invasive route of administration.

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.

We know the names of the daredevils that Axiom Space will send Dragon to the cosmic home

The company seems to have very ambitious plans for space tourism. The interest in space travel is growing every year among wealthy travelers. This news is very happy, as increased competition should positively affect the price of such trips. For now, it will be an Earth orbit in the form of the International Space Station, and then private hotels, bases on the Moon and Mars.

Speed ​​in Poland increased by as much as 23 percent during the pandemic

It is safe to say that things are going well in the Polish space of the global network, and it will keep getting better. At least that's what telecoms say. In the last year, the speed of access to the network from stationary devices increased by 23 percent (to 78.8 Mb / s), and mobile devices by 27 percent (to 26.3 Mb / s). It was also great in the case of 5G, which is still developing in our country (100 Mb / s).

It's time for the first smartphone with a 200 Mpix camera and 16K movies. The Chinese are preparing the premiere

He talks here about the ZTE company, which is known in Poland, but not very popular. It is a pity, because few people are aware of the fact that it was she who released the first smartphone in the world with a selfie camera hidden under the screen for mass sale. It is about the ZTE Axon 20 5G, which has already been available for purchase since last October.

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.

See how beautiful the launch of the SpaceX rocket with space Internet satellites looked like

Currently, there are over 1,000 satellites of the space Internet from SpaceX in orbit. Another package will join them in the following days. The launch as part of the Starlink-17 mission took place with the rocket's main stage previously used 4 times. It has already participated in the Starlink-14, Starlink-11, GPS III-3 and Turksat 5A missions. Cargo covers also participated in the missions. One of them in the SAOCOM 1B mission, and the other in GPS III.