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Disclosed secret walking statues of Easter Island?

September 11, 2012 16:54

American scientists might have been able to solve the mystery of giant statues of Easter Island, guessing how the creators could move them over long distances, according to National Geographic.

According to the new theory, the huge monolithic statues moved 18 kilometers from the quarry where they were carved on the sacred places on the island where they were placed in groups of seven or eight idols, without the help of carts, cranes and even large animals.

Previously, scientists thought that the statues were transported on wooden runners, set on logs, people were

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In Arkhangelsk reveal the secrets of the lost expedition

September 11, 2012 14:05

Photo rus-arc.ru

In the historical and architectural complex "Arkhangelsk guest court" September 12 will open the exhibition "Secrets of the Lost Expedition".

This exhibition is the year of the 100th anniversary of the three Russian Arctic expeditions to the northern seas — under Georgy Sedov, GL Brusilov, VA Rusanov — open Arkhangelsk regional museum and the National Park "Russian Arctic" and the Integrated Expedition Club "Wildlife."

The exhibition tells of the heroic events of the Arctic voyages 1912-1914. Whose fate is still shrouded in mystery. The deaths of two schooners and expedition team members

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Dyatlov Pass mystery: Who is hiding the truth about the death of nine tourists half a century later?

September 10, 2012 15:00

In the footsteps of the missing expedition. Part 1 [investigation Varsegova Nicholas and Natalie Co., video] Our correspondent passed along the route tourists skiers killed in the Northern Urals with a half-century ago, under very mysterious circumstances.

Unexplained disappearance of the Northern Urals An-2 aircraft with the pilot and 12 passengers on board in June of this year forced to recall once more no less mysterious story Dyatlov Pass in the winter in 1959 killed nine students and graduates of the Ural Polytechnic Institute.

These were desperate and experienced athletes, not just perform hiking

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Invisible creatures of nature

September 9, 2012 13:40

Moth caterpillar likes to decorate themselves with flowers

The total number of species that live on our planet, scientists estimated at about 8.7 million, but currently classified more than 20% of that number. Most often, the study of new types of delayed simply because some species of living beings are dying sooner than scientists have time to write them down in your encyclopedia. But there is another reason: many animals (especially insects) simply prefer not to be seen by curious researchers …

Because life — the fight

Each in his own struggles to survive

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Gold and mystery stories Scythia

September 9, 2012 8:18

In the Bible Encyclopedia (Moscow, 1891), the Scythians identified with the biblical Gog and Magog nations, which says that the word Magog syllable "ma" means the country and all it defines the country Gogh. These words mean Scythian peoples who later at the border I and II millennium BC were called Moguls, then the Mongols.

Ezekiel (XXXVIII, 2 …) says that the word means Magog northern country, as well as Rosh (Russia), Meshech and Tubal. Gog and Magog nations had their outer world, causing irritation of the Christian prophets. Gezeny scientist believes that the words Gog

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Ghost Ship

September 8, 2012 15:37

Sea — perhaps the most mysterious elements in the world. His long dark depths attracted and frightened people at risk and uncertainty. Brave men rushed in search of adventure and sometimes disappeared without a trace in the deep … It is not surprising that over time, the sea there was a set of myths.

Meeting with the "Flying Dutchman"

The most interesting and popular topic of marine folklore — stories of ghost ships, which can be seen not only at sea but also on land. The most famous of them — the legendary "Flying Dutchman."

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Unique iron pillar in India (photos)

September 9, 2012 7:57

Scientists have puzzled for years as to create such a column, why does not rusty after so many centuries, and which explains its therapeutic properties

Aroused the interest of scientists so long steel tower on the outskirts of Delhi, in the square in front of the minaret Qutb Minar. The inscription on the pillar in Sanskrit reads: "King Chandra, as beautiful as the full moon, reached the highest authority in the world and built a tower in honor of the god Vishnu in the V century."

Weight of the column is about 6.8 tons, the

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In the skies over Moscow a hole

September 6, 2012 17:49

Today Muscovites saw in the sky a strange phenomenon. In an even cover of small white clouds formed a mysterious hole. In social networks, it is called "angel wings", a portal to a parallel world, and of course, most of all, it was called the flying saucer.

However, Moscow weather forecasters say no mystery in it is not yet in sight. Gaps in smooth formation of small cumulus thing is quite common, just not always, these "holes" are flat shape. Holes formed due to the fact that Moscow is warm cyclone, but anticyclone while

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Ten questions for which science has no answers

September 9, 2012 8:06

Unfortunately, science knows much more. But this is not a weakness of science, and its power. Before you make a withdrawal, the researchers carefully examine the facts. In this regard, it has not yet received answers to a number of fairly simple questions

But we must remember that science is not at all responsible for our "Why is this happening?" She always answers the question: "How is it going?" But sometimes these things are connected. We bring you the 10 most famous mysteries of science, which she still can not (and perhaps should not) explain.

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People solved the mystery of spontaneous combustion

September 4, 2012 21:36

Scientists seem to have understood from what is in itself breaks the so-called devil's fire, in moments of devouring human [photos, video]

Mary no one burned

An experimental biologist Brian J. Ford says that finally found the cause of spontaneous combustion of people. What he and his colleagues first reported in a specialized journal The Microscope, and then — in the popular science New Sientist. The first time that people can catch fire by themselves and burn for a few minutes, I learned 30 years ago. The eye then read an article about it in

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