How do we remember 2021?

For example, this year we learned how many tyrrannosaurs lived on earth… An impressive figure, especially considering that only 32 remains were found. Well, few things can survive well over 60 million years. Although if you search well, you can find the oldest known animal, the age of which you will know, by following this link.

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Another greetings from the past, though not so distant, the researchers received from rotifers. To the staff of the Institute of Physicochemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science of the Russian Academy of Sciences managed to revive the rotifer from permafrost, which is 24,000 years old. So the tardigrades, known for their vitality, now have a pretty serious competitor! However, the tardigrades also had their moment of glory this year. It turned out that tardigrades can shoot at a solid target like a bullet, and they won’t get anything from it.

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Of course, we did not ignore the Nobel Prize and talked in detail about the merits for which it was received this year, both on the website and on the pages of the magazine. Thanks to Benjamin List and David McMillan, we learned about a new way of synthesis modern drugs and other complex chemical molecules. Shukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselman explained a lot about the behavior of climate and weather, and Giorgio Parisi discovered the secret of how random phenomena are governed by hidden rules… Well, David Julius and Ardem Pataputyan revealed the essence of the feeling of warmth and hugs.

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Where the Nobel Prize is, there is the Shnobel Prize. Inverted rhinos, fat politicians, submarine cockroaches and other strange explorations we’re on this year at first they laughed, and then thought.

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New Year is the time when we traditionally promise ourselves to be the best version of ourselves. For example, playing sports or outgrowing alcohol consumption. We fully support such intentions, especially since, as the results of recent studies show, sports help to distract from thoughts of alcohol.

And if you are thinking of going on a diet, then our advice to you is not to overdo it with calorie restriction, because hunger can lead to bad decisionsespecially in finance. Better add to the diet whole grain rye products… Well, for those who are determined to study foreign languages ​​in the coming year, we have an unexpected piece of advice: learn to work with your handsas it helps to master the language.

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In the past year, our correspondents met with many scientists and specialists in their field, who told our readers about the most diverse aspects of studying the world around them. Our interlocutors were: Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor of Skoltech Artem Oganov, with a story about studying superconductivityIgor Mitrofanov, Head of the Department of Nuclear Planetology of the IKI RAS, who shared his opinion about why the space powers started the moon raceDmitry Badyukov, one of the largest specialists in extraterrestrial matter in our country, head of the meteoritics laboratory of the GEOKHI RAS, answered the question, are there any traces of life on the meteorites?.

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We will conclude our pre-holiday review with news from the editorial office: in 2021, the Science and Life portal became award winner “For loyalty to science”, and our new employee is small, but daring telegram bot learned to give free demo numbers and sell fresh issues of magazines in just a couple of clicks.

Happy New Year to you! Be happy, don’t get sick and be interested in science! Next year will certainly bring us many new and amazing discoveries!

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