Interview 2023, March
What are GMOs? When Will Medicine Beat Cancer and HIV? How genetic engineering can affect rejuvenation, what to do about the worldwide problem of reduced antibiotic tolerance and why homeopathy is ineffective? We talked about this with the famous biologist and popularizer of science Alexander Panchin
Naked Science talked with the famous Russian science fiction writer Andrey Valentinov and learned about the differences between modern Russian science fiction and Western science fiction, the generation of "erasers" and the negative aspects of postmodernism
It is believed that the first microscopes were invented in the 17th century. Then they represented an uncomplicated system of lenses, which only hinted at the presence of the microworld. Now, a spatial resolution race allows researchers to look at the atoms themselves. In addition to the contemplative experience, it helps in the creation of new materials, such as organometallic frameworks (MOF)
Chief freelance pulmonologist of the Ministry of Health Sergey Avdeev - on the aging of orphan diseases, support from professionals and Russian pharmaceutical breakthroughs
February 29 is not only the rarest date of the year, but also the International Day for Rare Diseases. Many do not have a very good idea of what kind of ailments they are. What unites them and how do they differ, how do people suffering from them live and are treated, how realistic is it to find them in oneself and what to do in this case? We talked about rare diseases with the chief freelance specialist-pulmonologist of the Ministry of Health Sergey Avdeev, MD, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Mikhail Gelfand: "Everyone who screams about the terrible harm of GMOs is responsible for blind children in Asia"
What is bioinformatics? Why is cloning mammoths an outright hoax? Who, in fact, benefits from spreading the myth about the dangers of GMO foods, and why, thanks to the global resistance of diseases to antibiotics, we are returning to the beginning of the 20th century? We talked about this and many other things with Mikhail Gelfand, an outstanding Russian bioinformatist, professor at Moscow State University and a member of the European Academy
What are fast radio bursts and are they related to messages from extraterrestrial civilizations? How does a quark star differ from a neutron star, and why is studying white holes better than classifying dragons? We talked about this with the famous astrophysicist Sergei Popov
For the first time in the world, CERN proved experimentally that acceleration of an electron beam in a plasma using a proton driver is possible. In the future, scientists hope, the new method will significantly reduce the size of colliders, because now accelerators have reached their limit in terms of this parameter. The results have already been published in Nature. The experiment was carried out by the AWAKE collaboration; the Institute of Nuclear Physics named after V.I. G.I.Budker SB RAS (INP SB RAS). About the next stages of work and the Russian contribution
How to colonize a distant exoplanet, and most importantly, how to get there? Are there technologies for this right now? How to raise a child from a frozen embryo using a robot and a dog? Why is it better to plant genetically modified plants on an exoplanet? When will humanity be able to create a colony on Mars and why build a machine with insect intelligence? We talked about this with the famous Russian astrophysicist Boris Stern
Alexander Markov: "Either a return to the Middle Ages or the development of biotechnology awaits us"
What was Darwin right and wrong about? What is evolution and according to what laws does it function? For what reason are the females so picky and how does the living differ from the inanimate? Why, thanks to the development of medicine, the average life expectancy will be reduced to 30 years, and infant mortality will increase to 60%, and what to do about it? The famous biologist Alexander Markov told us about this
What are neurocommunicators and should you be afraid of artificial intelligence? Will we be able to read other people's thoughts in the future and how to make an analogue of Google Glass glasses using neural interfaces? What technologies did Stephen Hawking use to control his body and how to print text on a computer with the power of thought? Well-known biologist and psychophysiologist Alexander Kaplan told us about this
On September 5, the Sci-Hub Internet resource, which provides free access to the texts of scientific articles, stopped working on the territory of the Russian Federation. The creator of the project announced that the reason for the blocking was her conflict with a number of Russian scientists and popularizers of science
How and when did modern races appear? Why were there more of them in the Upper Paleolithic than now? What do Russians really look like and why is a beard good for a Caucasian, but death for a Mongoloid? The famous anthropologist Stanislav Drobyshevsky told us about this and many other things
Where did the Neanderthals disappear? What do the ancient inhabitants of Altai and the modern aborigines of Australia have in common? How is the Indonesian island of Flores connected to the world of Middle-earth? How many "alternative humanities" existed before us and next to us? With these questions, we turned to the anthropologist Stanislav Drobyshevsky
The registration of a gravitational wave by a laser interferometer LIGO has already been called the main discovery of physics in the 21st century. What is the reason for such enthusiasm and why this observation can open a new era in astronomy and astrophysics, we were told by Professor at the University of Missouri, an expert in the field of gravity and general relativity (GR), Professor Sergey Kopeikin
Olga Uskova: "Fully autonomous cars are a question of 2025, but this phenomenon is unlikely to become widespread in 2025"
Naked Science spoke with Olga Uskova, President of Cognitive Technologies, and inquired in detail about the present and future of unmanned vehicles, how computer vision systems of unmanned vehicles work, as well as the plans of the company, one of the leaders of the modern IT industry and a Russian developer of control systems. unmanned vehicles
The Czech writer Karel Čapek called it “Makropulos's remedy”, the Soviet writer Kir Bulychev called it “the Martian potion”, and everyone else was simply the elixir of youth. And one of the leading gerontologists in Europe Vladimir Khavinson - peptide bioregulators
Visiting Naked Science, Mikhail Lebedev, an MIPT graduate, senior researcher at the Center for Neuroengineering at Duke University and one of the main "creators of chimeras", who told us how these strange works can be useful - and how to create an army of rats obedient to the will of monkey commanders
Chief Architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov: "Perhaps someday we will decide to spend money on bright buildings that produce a wow effect, but it makes no sense to make artificial islands or underground cities"
What will be built in Moscow instead of the project of the famous architect Norman Foster "Crystal Island" and the tower "Russia"? What is the problem with the architecture of the capital? Will newfangled trends of futurism and environmental friendliness of architectural structures be introduced in our country? What unique urban development projects should appear in the main Russian city? These questions of Naked Science were answered by the chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov
Graphene is a two-dimensional crystal, consisting of only one layer of carbon atoms. The introduction of this seemingly nondescript material into electronics, which they have been trying to obtain for many years, can make a new technical revolution
The deputy director for scientific work of the State Astronomical Observatory, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor and Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Yuri Gnedin
Geopolitician Vladimir Dergachev: "The Ukrainian conflict will continue until the global geopolitical transformation ends"
Geopolitician Vadimir Dergachev about Ukraine, Donbass, USA, China and Russia. Why are the clashes in Donbass just the beginning of the global geopolitical transformation of the world? Should we wait for the Third World War? What caused the first African war and what is the Chinese "economic miracle"?
Sergey Popov on the patency of black holes, diamond planets and the possibility of creating a wormhole by supercivilization
Could a black hole be traversable, and a wormhole built by a highly evolved alien intelligence, as shown in the movie "Interstellar"? What do a neutron star and a black hole have in common? How were neutron stars discovered and could there be another large rocky planet on the outskirts of the solar system? The famous astrophysicist Sergey Popov told us about this and many other things
Freemasonry and Masonic symbols - what Freemasons created during the reign of King Solomon
How did Islam come about and is this religion aggressive? How was the Qur'an created and why is Arabic writing an art?
Why don't Russians trust science? Is there any new data about the Denisovan man and what research is being carried out in the Denisova cave? What are the differences between Alexander Nevzorov and the Antropogenesis.ru portal?
The Stone Age or Paleolithic is divided into many time periods. It was in this era that cannibalism was widespread among our ancestors, and in the same era art was born
Academician Rubakov: "Gravitational waves do not speak about the future of the Universe, but they thoroughly explain its past"
Continuing the topic of the discovery of gravitational waves, we talked with the famous Russian theoretical physicist, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Valery Rubakov
We talk a lot about other worlds, about the luminaries that are dozens of light years away from us. But what does science know about our main star today? What mysteries does the Sun have? What is space weather and how does it affect the Earth's climate? What is the nature of sunspots and what is the secret of the famous 11-year solar cycle?
The authorization of same-sex marriage signed the final verdict on the traditional role of father and man in Europe. When will these processes come to us and will they come at all? How did the loss of fathers and husbands during dispossession and the Great Patriotic War affect the way of life of today's family and conflicts in it? Who is Bandera for Western Ukraine, and what kind of trauma did Crimea suffer? These questions are answered by a psychoanalyst, specialist of the European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Lyubov Zayeva
Suren Manvelyan: “We perceive the beauty of physics with our mind, and the beauty of photography with our eyes”
Millions of views on the Internet, thousands of imitators, cooperation with such companies as the Daily Mail, The Independent, Telegraph, La Republica, BBC, etc. Photo Contest Sony World Photography Awards. Today our guest is an Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan - candidate of physical and mathematical sciences, laureate of the President of Armenia, teacher of the Waldorf school
There is no life on Mars - but maybe it will appear in the future? How to make the Red Planet habitable? With this question, we turned to the head of the Laboratory of Space Gamma Spectroscopy of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, laureate of the "Russian of the Year" award and almost the only specialist in the space exploration of Mars in our country, Igor Mitrofanov
A minor planet of the solar system and a mountain pass on the Sayan are named in honor of this man, his songs have become nameless, folk, and poems are included in the school curriculum. He is considered the founder of the author's song, he has written forty-five books and shot forty-two popular science films. He is one of the leading Russian scientists in the field of studying the Earth's magnetic field and the structure of the oceanic lithosphere, geophysicist, doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences, professor, member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, famous bard and poet, for
The construction of a cruise ship has begun in Russia. The event is really extraordinary, because over the past more than half a century such ships have not been built in our country - they were bought in Europe. Naked Science contacted Igor Vyacheslavovich Shakalo, Director of the Civil Shipbuilding Department of the United Shipbuilding Corporation and asked several questions about import substitution in domestic shipbuilding
Naked Science talked with the head of the Science for Life Extension Foundation Mikhail Batin and learned how to extend the life of a Drosophila fly, a mouse and a human, grow a liver and "print" a bladder, say goodbye to old age, and that cryonics is a technology of resurrection from the dead
Alexander Markov: "The phrase" Darwin's theory "is used only by creationists and religious fundamentalists"
What is the nature of altruism and why is it needed at all? Can love be prolonged? How can statements by some politicians harm education in the country? Where did religion come from, and what "rituals" do animals perform? The famous biologist, paleontologist and popularizer of science Alexander Markov told us about this
He is 100 years old. He wants to remake the world, eliminate the monetary system and enrich every person in the world. He lives in Florida, but the number of his followers is growing day by day around the globe. Our guest is the creator of the Venus project, Jacques Fresco
Interview with Russian academician Alex Starobinsky about the birth and death of the Universe, about the appearance of atoms and stars, and why dark energy is needed
In an exclusive interview after a lecture at Skolkovo, Nobel laureate in chemistry Harold Kroto told Naked Science about fullerenes, a special understanding of Shakespeare and what Russian means for Russia
What is the difference between Russian rock? Why are rock concerts so popular and why rock musicians take drugs? What is the difference between classical music and rock?
How to shake hands with yourself, who has flown in from the future? Why can a lion suddenly materialize in your room? How to get to another Universe, visit a time machine and what is a "white hole"? Sergey Krasnikov, a senior researcher at the Star Physics Laboratory of the Main (Pulkovo) Observatory, told us about this