At the end of April, millions of former Soviet citizens commemorate the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor on April 26, 1986. The families of 6,000 Tajiks who were suddenly removed from Tajikistan in the spring of 1989 serve as an example; the young men were taken to "help build houses in Russia" and they reappeared only in the autumn of that year – changed beyond recognition (here). The Soviets took the young Tajiks completely unexpectedly and under false pretenses; the men found
May 1, 2020
Apr 21, 2020
The numbers of diseased and deceased with corona to a certain date can be found in the WHO website, and the numbers of performed tests in the WORLDOMETER site. In the following table, I have extracted the data for April 14 and adjusted them to reflect the population size for the majority of East Asian, West European, and North American countries. The table comprises the numbers of reported positive cases, death, and performed tests, as well as these values recalculated per 10 million people, which is an approximate population of Sweden, Portugal, Czechia, Hungary, Greece, Austria, Israel, Switzerland, and Hong Kong.
May 7, 2018
The Enhancement of Greenhouse Warming by Positive Feedback due to the Lower Solubility of CO2 Is Negligible
How much additional CO2 is released from the ocean in a positive feedback, when humans add CO2 to the atmosphere thereby increasing temperature via stronger greenhouse effect and so reducing CO2 solubility in the ocean?
Apr 8, 2018
Climate Change on One Foot – Concise Arguments Against the Hypothesis of Human-Caused Global Warming
The actions against global warming are led by lobby groups organized under the UN and its climate arm – IPCC, being enthusiastically supported by media, entertainers, politicians, and activists involved in social studies. Many scientists and technically educated people understand that the actions are unreasonable and harmful, but they are often caught out by friends who ask: “How come you do not believe that human-caused warming exists? Have all the countries in the world not signed the Paris agreement on the climate change? Is there not a consensus among 97% of scientists about the warming?” We should be ready to respond to our friends.
Jul 18, 2017
From the End of Vitalism in 1828 to Overtaking Control Over the Evolution and Nearly over Our Fate in 2128
We are witnesses of an exponential increase – explosion – of our knowledge about ourselves, about our origin and about the substance we are made of. No sooner we have completely recognized our structure, than we are starting to change it. There is still a lot to learn about the mechanisms shaping the quality and length of our lives, but we start to edit our DNA and our future as well. The dreams of ancient alchemists about the transmutation of base metals into noble ones have come true, and now
Jun 28, 2017
The Biggest Patent Litigation in Biotechnology over CRISPR/Cas9 – a Technology for Editing of Our DNA Will Enable Editing of Our Future
CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a region in the genome of most archea and of about a half of all bacteria, playing a role in a cellular defense system against viruses. The region integrates samples of the invading viral DNA, to be later used for the virus recognition and destruction. Adjacent to the CRISPR region, there is CAS region (Crisper Associated System or Crisper ASsociated) coding for nucleases for cleaving the viral DNA. A nucleoprotein complex derived
Oct 9, 2012
The mass media in the whole world have dramatically reported that a brain-eating amoeba is responsible for recent killing of at least ten people in the Pakistani city of Karachi. The causative agent, amoeba Naegleria fowleri, is known to grow in warm waters and enter via nose to the brain, where it destroys the tissue and causes death within a week .
Surprisingly, the most serious case occurred in a European country: 16 young people died in Czechoslovakia between 1962
Nov 10, 2011
The catastrophe and the information
The Chernobyl catastrophe was the gravest industrial accident ever, and it was also the last great crime of the Soviet Communists. The explosion of the nuclear reactor on April 26, 1986 and the following fire made a part of Ukraine and Belarus uninhabitable, while contaminating large areas around the globe. Many people in the Soviet Union died or were wounded due to the disinformation and mismanagement on the side of the authorities; many people were exposed to fatal irradiation incidentally or during the cleaning operations. The Communist authorities, on all levels, denied the accident and left 50,000 inhabitants of Pripyat
Sep 22, 2009
Human-caused Global Warming (HGW) has become one of the hot-button issues of the last twenty years. The subject, namely the influence of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere on Earth's surface temperature, is not a trivial one, falling into the domains of mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology. However, the most involved and influential proponents of HGW are journalists, politicians, lawyers, social scientists, and actors. These HGW fighters and true believers,
Jan 27, 2009
Human-caused Global Warming (GW) has been one of the most common headline-makers during the last twenty years. The updated concept of GW presumes that human industrial activities result in increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane in the atmosphere, where they cause deleterious earth warming by the greenhouse effect, the major contributor being burning the fossil fuels, the minor one being farming. The population of developed countries has been frightened by expected floods, diseases,
Dec 20, 2008
No dangerous human-caused warming happens, either locally or globally. The temperatures fluctuate at all locations and at all time scales, similarly as stock market index or any other magnitude dependent on many random parameters. For example, global temperatures fell from the 1940's through the 1970's; in the 17th century the temperatures were higher in Europe than today