Non-permafrost: Scientists fear ancient 'zombie virus' that could break free from melting glaciers

French scientists have raised concerns about the possibility of a new pandemic following the resurgence of a "zombie virus" that has been trapped under a frozen lake in Russia for a record 50 years, NewYorkPost reports. “The situation would be much more catastrophic in the case of plant diseases…

A popular American dictionary chose the word of the year: the winner surprised even the creators of the rating

The famous dictionary has decided on the word of the year. "Gaslighting" (Gaslighting) - manipulation of consciousness, gross misrepresentation, outright lies - is Merriam-Webster's word of the year, according to CBS. Merriam-Webster is one of the most famous dictionaries. Searches for Gaslighting on merriam-webster.com increased by...

Artificial intelligence has invented hundreds of materials that don't exist yet

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm capable of predicting the structure and properties of more than 31 million materials that do not yet exist. According to the UC San Diego team that created it, an AI tool called M3GNet could lead to the discovery of new…

Stop, moment: why do we think that with age, time runs faster

Why are we haunted by the feeling that weeks, months and years are flying by faster and faster? Do we really perceive time differently at different ages and is it possible to slow it down, reports the BBC. You, too, were taken by surprise by the unexpected news that this one ...

Baby bottles are recalled in the US because of them the child may be poisoned with lead

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Green Sprouts has recalled about 10 baby bottles and cups over concerns that children could be exposed to lead if part of the product breaks off, according to the NewYorkTimes. The base of these bottles and cups, made by Green…

The Best Christmas Train Trips for the Whole Family: 13 Routes Around the US and the World

From Polar Express-inspired train rides to hot chocolate-and-schnapps-filled rides with mesmerizing views of the Northern Lights, these holiday rail tours around the world will add excitement to your winter getaway, according to TravelLeisure. Drive…

Speak like an American: what idioms and phrases will help you become 'your own' in the USA

Are you salty about my playlist? (“Does my music annoy you?”) - a friend asks a friend, smiling. The five of us sit at his house and play board games, eat light snacks and drink cider, which looks more like lemonade. He's from California, in ...

Seven everyday items that are cheaper to buy in a pharmacy than in a store

If you have 60 seconds and a smartphone, you can find the best deals at major pharmacy chains such as CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens. Often it will cost you less than buying the same or similar products in stores, writes ...

How to effectively manage money: tips from an American billionaire

An American entrepreneur, Shark Tank investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, sold his first startup to CompuServe in 1990 for $6 million. Nine years later, he sold Yahoo for $5,9 million. Since then, Mark Cuban has invested in dozens of other…

'Weed in law': how to choose high-quality marijuana, and how it differs from bad

Experts told how to recognize low-quality cannabis before you try, according to LifeHacker. Unless you live in a region where cannabis is produced or where it is safe to grow your own, finding the best and freshest cannabis can be an endless adventure. Even if you…

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