Catastrophic forecast by seismologists
Catastrophic forecast by seismologists

The lives of nearly 5 million people will be at stake in the event of an earthquake in Istanbul. Nasci Gyorur, a geologist at Istanbul’s Technical University and a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, warned. The scientist stressed that urgent measures must be taken to minimize losses.

Györgyur made the statement for the Demiroren news agency after a 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook Bingöl in eastern Turkey on Friday and yesterday, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake shook neighboring Elazı.

He added that a possible earthquake could hit the Kyuchukcekmece district of Istanbul’s European country.

“The East Anatolian fault line starts from Karlova, in the Bingöl region and continues to southern Adana. The North Anatolian fault line also starts from Bingöl and continues to Istanbul. The Karlova zone is the place where these two fault lines meet, “Györur added.

 “Although the 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit this area, it was not specific to this fault. This happened on a parallel fault line, “he stressed, adding that fault lines could” transfer tension to each other “and could also trigger each other, indicating a risk to Istanbul, which is in northern Anatolia. fault line.

The expert stressed that now, even with “small earthquakes, some buildings crack and become uninhabitable. This shows that we are not ready for a big earthquake, which is expected very soon in Istanbul, “he added that 4 to 5 million people live in dangerous buildings in the metropolis.

 “Our Minister of Environment and Urbanization says that 200,000 buildings need to be reconstructed. If a risky building has four floors – this is the minimum – and each floor has two apartments, which is equivalent to eight apartments per building. If you multiply that number by 200,000, it equals 1.6 million apartments, and with an average of four people in a house, that means 4 to 5 million people are at risk, ”he added.

“Of course, not all of these 200,000 buildings will collapse in the event of an earthquake,” but that is still a significant risk, Gyorur concluded.

A team from the Istanbul municipality presented a report to the Turkish parliament in February on the consequences of a possible earthquake in the metropolis, revealing a catastrophic forecast.

The report was prepared jointly by the municipal municipalities of Avcalar and Esenler in Istanbul, where most emigrants from Bulgaria live, and was presented to the parliamentary earthquake committee. He revealed that at least 200,000 buildings would be damaged at a medium or high level in the event of an earthquake in Istanbul.

Istanbul, with a population of over 15 million, is the most populous city in Turkey and is at constant risk of earthquakes. Numerous studies show that the city will inevitably be hit by a powerful earthquake soon, and experts warn that it is not a question of “whether” but “when”.

People with this hair color live longer
People with this hair color live longer

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered how hair color affects life expectancy, writes Nature Communications.

Experts have studied the genome of more than 100,000 people and concluded that hair color actually affects life expectancy.

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The people were divided into two groups. In one are the volunteers with light hair, and in the other – with dark. The study showed that people with dark hair start puberty earlier than those with light hair.

Early puberty sometimes leads to a risk of heart and blood vessel problems, as well as diabetes, scientists say. In this way, life expectancy can be shorter than that of people with blonde hair.

Blondes do not have such a heavy load on the body at an early age and live longer.

Scientists are convinced that the connection between hair color and puberty is through the pituitary gland. It is this gland that is responsible for the production of hormones that affect pigmentation and regulate the maturation of the gonads.

Thousands of animals literally boiled off the coast of Canada
Thousands of animals literally boiled off the coast of Canada

Tens of thousands of mussels, starfish and snails have been found cooked to death near Vancouver, Canada.

This was reported by Chris Harley, a marine biologist at the University of British Columbia. He told the BBC that he was “stunned” by the discovery.

At the end of June, temperatures in British Columbia reached record highs for three consecutive days, and now a new heat wave is expected throughout western North America. California’s Death Valley was measured at 54.4 degrees Celsius in the shade on Friday.

Theoretically, the record was 56.7 degrees, recorded in 1913, but according to many climatologists, then the temperature was not measured correctly.

On June 29, 49.6 degrees Celsius were reported in the shade in British Columbia, far exceeding that tolerated by most sea creatures.

The mass extinction will temporarily affect water quality in the Vancouver area, as mussels and oysters filter it.

Harley estimates that more than a billion marine animals living along the Salisco coastline may have died from the heat.

In the states of Oregon and Washington alone, the latest heat wave has killed nearly 200 people.

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 – the genius of electricity and PR
Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 – the genius of electricity and PR

Today, July 10, in the village of Smiljan in Austria-Hungary, today’s Croatia, Nikola Tesla was born – the man who, according to some, more or less “invents the twentieth century” and is the “patron saint” of modern electricity.

There is no other person in the history of science like Nikola Tesla, who has so captured the imagination of his contemporaries that to this day he is almost a mythological hero.

He is undoubtedly one of the pioneers in the history of electromagnetic technology. As an inventor, he was very prolific, with about 300 patents in at least 26 countries. He was just as remarkable as a person – eccentric, with an exceptional memory and bizarre habits.

These qualities make him a favorite of admirers of conspiracy theories and alternative scientific hypotheses. Many people are convinced that Nikola Tesla invented almost everything, and in the age of the Internet, more and more sites with fake stories fan Tesla’s mania and accumulate numerous myths.

He discovered alternating current, wireless power transmission, for the first time developed the principles of remote control, the basis of high-frequency current therapy, designed the transformer and the first electric clock and much more – there are more than three hundred patents for inventions in different countries. He invented radio before Marconi and Popov, received three-phase electricity before Dolivo-Dobrovolski. All modern electricity would be impossible without his discoveries.

No one disputes that Nikola Tesla was a great engineer. Nikola Tesla is a genius of electrical engineering, but most of all he is a genius of PR. Let it be clear that Tesla, although an influential inventor, was not a scientist. The basic laws of the physics of electricity were discovered not by him, but by Faraday, Maxwell, Hertz, Om and others. It’s just that Tesla manages to put these laws into practice.

Extraterrestrial romance: Ingenuity helicopter recorded heart-shaped footprints on Mars
Extraterrestrial romance: Ingenuity helicopter recorded heart-shaped footprints on Mars

The main challenge in Mars exploration is to look for signs of ancient Martian life at the bottom of Jezero Crater, and collect and store samples for future return to Earth.

During its last flight to the Red Planet, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter photographed a heart-shaped object among the footprints left by the Perseverance rover, writes Space.com.

Heart shows where the Perseverance rover made a small detour, perhaps to explore some interesting rock or mud patch, before returning to its original location and continuing on its way. Alternatively (if you are a very romantic soul), the ground robot sent a message of support to its air partner.

The car-sized Perseverance landed with Ingenuity attached to it in February this year at the bottom of the Martian crater Jezero, which in ancient times contained a large lake and river delta. In early April, a small helicopter landed on the Red Planet, launching a five-month campaign to show that it is possible to explore Mars from the air.

However, the helicopter exceeded all scientists’ expectations. They look forward to exploring the photos taken by Ingenuity during Sunday’s flight, which flew over a rugged area called Séítah.

These images capture rock outcrops showing contact between major rock units (a portion of the sedimentary stratum that is significantly different from the main rock) at the bottom of Jezero Crater.

They also include a system of fissures called “Raised Ridges”, which experts hope to visit in part to see if an ancient underground habitat may have survived there.

The main objectives of the Perseverance mission are to search for signs of ancient Martian life at the bottom of Jezero crater, as well as collect and store samples for future return to Earth.

Scientists have named a habit, the rejection of which prolongs life by 28 years

Refusal to drink alcohol can prolong life by 28 years, writes Express, citing data from scientists from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

Experts have monitored the life expectancy of alcoholics in Denmark, Finland and Sweden for 20 years. Mortality from various diseases and ailments was noticeably higher in the drinking group of study participants. On average, their life expectancy was reduced by 28 years.

Doctors have repeatedly warned about the negative effects of alcohol on the body. In particular, alcohol, even in small doses, significantly increases the risk of cancer, dementia, impotence and infertility. Alcohol also negatively affects the functioning of the heart, brain and liver.

Earlier, American scientists named four habits that can increase life expectancy by ten years.

A Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains is recommended. It is also necessary to reduce stress levels and look for joyful moments in life. In addition, you should stop drinking and smoking.