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A new species of pliosaur - the largest floating Jurassic reptile - was found on the territory of Ryazan oblast. The discovery was made by the scientists of the RAS and the members of the project group at the Museum of Paleontology named after Yu. Orlov (Moscow.)


The experts of several Russian research centres have found a way of creating polymeric materials with hardness significantly higher than that of a diamond.


Further climate warming may cause the disappearance of sea ice in the Arctic in September of 2030s. This was stated by the representative of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI).


The specialists of Research Institutes in Moscow, Tyumen and Yekaterinburg will make two full-scale expeditions to the Yamal funnels in 2015. The funnels were discovered by helicopter pilots serving local companies.


International archaeological expedition sponsored by the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) discovered on the Russky Island a seasonal camp of ancient people aged between 4.5 and 6 thousand years.


The second expedition of Arctic Floating University started from Arkhangelsk in August. It is an innovative educational project where young researchers of the Arctic get the knowledge and skills in the real-world conditions of the northern seas.


"RELEK" scientific research satellite began to study the work of "natural accelerators" in the upper atmosphere.


Russian and Chilean astronomers reached an agreement on the return of the Main (Pulkovo) Observation Station of the Astronomical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences to work in Chile.


Sevhydromets vessel Professor Molchanov with "Floating University" crew onboard will sail for two research cruises from Arkhangelsk to the Arctic in summer.


Decision of the U.S. to suspend space cooperation with Russia except the International Space Station (ISS) has caused a controversial reaction among American experts, many of whom consider this move a mistake. Some NASA specialists believe that this could adversely affect the national space program, as well as the ISS project.


The north of Irkutsk oblast and Krasnoyarsk Territory near Boguchanskaya HPP began experiencing seismic activity due to the filling of a new water reservoir on the Angara River.


The head of the Ministry of Environment believes that scientific researches in Antarctica are the main tool of ensuring the geopolitical interests of the Russian Federation on the continent. Russia will renew its research stations in Antarctica and will enhance them technologically.


The natural climatic variations were caused by so-called Rossby waves. Natural variations in climate are the reason why extreme cold in North America is accompanied by an unusually warm winter in Central Europe and the European part of Russia.


Roscosmos considers the possibility of resumption of short-term ten-day flights to the ISS now when the new American spacecrafts have appeared. On the other hand, it is supposed to extend the term of long missions to the station up to nine months with the start of exploitation of the modernized Soyuz spacecrafts in 2015.


Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner established a third scientific award for mathematicians and awarded the new winners for scientific achievements in the fields of fundamental physics and science. Among the winners are the immigrant scientist from the USSR and Stephen Hawkings successor.


The Rokot carrier rocket with the Breeze-KM upper stage and three European spacecrafts of the Swarm series got off from the Plesetsk space port on November 22.


Tomsk scientists created a power plant for charging gadgets in the forest. The development is a stove that can burn usual firewood, wood chips, sawdust, coals, peat and even sunflower husk.


Russian archaeologists have for years been studying the burial ground Mayachny Bugor situated near Krasnoyarskoe Mound in Astrakhan Region. Evgeny Pererva from Volgograd branch of the Russian Academy of Horticulture studied 84 female sculls and came to conclusion that the Golden Horde women used their teeth either to make fishing nets, or to weave cloths.


The 6th Festival of Science that took place between 7 and 9 October 2011 has once again drawn in massive crowds of people of all ages and walks of life, interested or involved in scientific research and academic studies. Russia-InfoCentre asked Elizaveta Arapova, an historian and staff member of the Museum of History of the MSU, to tell our readers what awaited the visitors of the Festival Fair. Turns out, it wasn't just food for thought...


Migration becomes more and more intense nowadays. Do we know why it happens and how to make use of these processes?


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