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Melting Tibetan Glaciers Unleash 15,000-Year Old Viruses–10 Reasons Why This Matters Scientists have discovered dozens of unknown ancient viruses from melting glaciers. Credit: Pixabay

Melting Tibetan Glaciers Unleash 15,000-Year Old Viruses–10 Reasons Why This Matters

Scientists analyzed old ice samples from the Tibetan plateau and found in them the genomic sequences of more than 30 ancient viruses, most of which were not previously known to science. The viruses from the Guliya ice cap have been given an approximate point of origin – around 15,000 years ago.

Researchers Find “Borg DNA” Capable of Assimilating Genes–10 Things You Need to Know Scientists discovered a new gene type and called it the Borg DNA. Credit: Pixabay

Researchers Find “Borg DNA” Capable of Assimilating Genes–10 Things You Need to Know

In the process of genetic analysis of the microbial community of the swamp, American scientists discovered a new type of huge genetic element, probably capable of assimilating the genes of archaea. For this reason, they were named after the Borg civilization from the science fiction series Star Trek – Borg DNA.

Astronomers Snap Image of Cosmic Jet Escaping Black Hole–10 Things You Should Know The Event Horizon Telescope captured images of the black hole jets at the center of the Centaurus A galaxy. Credit: X-RAY: CXC/NASA AND SAO; OPTICAL: ROLF OLSEN; INFRARED: JPL-CALTECH/NASA

Astronomers Snap Image of Cosmic Jet Escaping Black Hole–10 Things You Should Know

The Event Horizon Telescope has obtained the most detailed image of relativistic jets erupting from the core of the Centaurus A radio galaxy. It turned out that the structure of the jets closely resembles the jet in the active galaxy M87 on a scale of up to five hundred gravitational radii of a black hole. 

MIT 1970 Prediction of Civilization Collapse on Schedule for 21st Century—10 Things You Should Know When will our civilization collapse? Credit: Pixabay

MIT 1970 Prediction of Civilization Collapse on Schedule for 21st Century—10 Things You Should Know

Almost half a century ago, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology built a model according to which the unrestrained pursuit of economic growth and inattention to environmental and social problems will lead to the fact that 2020 will be a turning point, and two decades later, there would be a global civilization collapse.