Fringe science articles: Interesting & weird facts and disputable scientific theories about Human, Earth and Universe
Until a few decades ago, there were only nine planets known to mankind existing in the solar system. The existence of other planets orbiting around other stars could only be hypothesized and no one could definitively answer the question if they really existed out there.
Today, with Pluto being excluded from the list of true planets, only eight planets have been accounted for in our solar system. But more than 3500 distant exoplanets have been discovered so far and this number continues to grow rapidly. Some really strange worlds can be found among them.
Kepler-78b: Something that does not exist
The main thing worth knowing about this planet is that it should not even exist. At least modern ideas about the origins and laws of evolution of planets do not imply this. (more…)
In accordance with Hawking, one of the consequences of the theory of quantum mechanics is that the events in the past did not occur in a particular way. Instead, they occurred in all possible ways. This has to do with the probabilistic nature of matter and energy as stated by quantum mechanics: as long as there is no outside observer, everything is uncertain.
As Hawking said, “no matter what kind of memories of the past you keep in the present, the past, as well as the future, is uncertain and exists as a range of possibilities.”
2. General relativity is linked to errors of navigation systems
General relativity postulates that (more…)
A book titled “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe“, published in the USA, has stirred up the Internet, because it contained a notion that life does not end when the body dies, and it can last forever. The author of this publication, scientist Robert Lanza has no doubts that this is possible.
Beyond time and space
Lanza is an expert in regenerative medicine and scientific director of Advanced Cell Technology Company. Before he has been known for his extensive research which dealt with stem cells, he was also famous for several successful experiments on cloning endangered animal species. (more…)
Good or bad experience gained by the father will be inherited by his children and even grandchildren. For example, if a man drowned, it is likely that his son will be afraid of water. And the son of his son too. If he died from fire, some members of the future generations of his family will be afraid of fire. Similarly, the subsequent generations may inherit even love to certain products and activities.
In other words, the offspring can inherit experience acquired by previous generations. In fact, they inherit the memory of those or other events. Nonsense? Not at all. The fact that such a phenomenon exists was proven by biologists of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University. (more…)
American scientists have made a revolutionary breakthrough in the fight against cancer, making up a direct way to deliver drugs into cancer cells without loss along the way through biological life support systems of the body. This effect, according to the American online edition Advanced Materials, is provided by multi-layered nanoparticles.
“A breakthrough in medical science is made by scientists and researchers of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT. They have created double-shell nanoparticles, the core of which contains cancer drugs” writes the edition. (more…)