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Continental Drift

The theory of continental drift was first proposed in 1500 and claimed that the continents drift relative to each other across the ocean. It was later upgraded to the theory of plate tectonics, which claimed that on the ocean floor has tectonic plates that move slowly, separating the continents and oceans creating millions of years. Mystery, however, is what causes the movement of these plates. In the future, as it became known that the theory does not fully explain this phenomenon. Some believe that because of the inexplicable nature of the driving force of the tectonic plates could continents divide much faster than over millions of years, thanks to a powerful disaster like flooding.
Extinction of megafauna


Once on the ground there were giant animals, such as the woolly mammoth. Common name such animals - megafauna. Megafauna disappeared for the most part quite recently, in the range of ten thoUSAnd years ago. And scientists have not been able to find out for sure why. The main reasons put forward such theses as hunting and climate change. But those who are behind climate change, do not have serious evidence, often they refer to the fact that there is enough evidence for another thesis. As for hunting as the cause, scientists say that even if it were true, archeology gives too little evidence to support this. Mystery remains unsolved and we can not understand why in fact extinct giant animals.
Mpemba effect


Mpemba effect states that the boiling water, under certain circumstances, can not only warm, but also make it faster than cold. This phenomenon, according to the evidence, found in ancient Greece, although it is apparently contrary to the laws of thermodynamics. In 1969, a scientist named Mpemba conducted experiments that proved that the effect is real, but they have left scientists with more questions than answers. The reasons for this phenomenon led many options, but none of them satisfied the scientists. Maybe someday scientists and solve this puzzle, but so far the results of research only depressing.
Speed ​​of light


Although no study the speed of light does not disprove the theory that the speed of light is maximal, there is growing evidence that this statement may be incorrect. Some argue that the dark energy is moving faster over time. Others believe that if the Big Bang theory is correct, the Universe has expanded much faster than the speed of light in its infancy. Although it is still unclear whether we can find a speed exceeding light, science moves forward. Who knows, maybe we will break fundamental limits.
Out of body experience


People long ago have reported strange experiences when they are close to death, and sometimes at other times, that their consciousness leaves the body, although the body remain alive. One group of researchers tried to verify these statements. Scientists have used virtual reality and the camera to the subject touched the virtual body and the real body, and then only real. People were convinced that the real body is concerned, although in reality it was the opposite. This experiment has generated speculation that the human experience out of body experience can be more serious. The scientists also plan to investigate the experiences in a state of clinical death, through various mechanisms, such as described above. It is important to understand exactly what it is: an illusion or consciousness really leaves the body. At the moment it remains a mystery.
Birds falling from the sky


Several years ago in Arkansas bunch of black birds fell from the sky. Then accused fireworks, although not particularly well tested this theory. Shortly thereafter, the bird fell again, and this time the fireworks were innocent. At the same time, in the same state, were thoUSAnds of dead fish. Although the explanation was a lot, none of them did not give a precise answer to the question why ThoUSAnds of birds fall from the sky and in the same area suddenly killed thoUSAnds of fish. Maybe it's just coincidence, but very strange.
Space roar

Scientists have tried to study young stars, but in 2006, faced with a problem: the mysterious noise that interferes with research. Scientists did not understand what causes it. Although the sound can not travel through space, radio waves can, but how? That their issues? Moreover, the sound was six times louder than expected. Scientists have managed to find out that these radio waves do not belong to any of the currently known, their sources are not the young star and not a particle of our dust.
Moon illusion


Moon illusion existed a long time ago, in the days of Aristotle. Illusion manifested in the fact that the Moon appears to be larger, being close to the horizon, rather than being at its zenith. In the past, people assumed that the fault remains atmospheric effect or physics, but these options have failed. Others suggested that the fault are principles such as relative size, or the illusion of distance, but scientists have not found a clear explanation of this illusion. Modern science is powerless.
Wave-particle duality


For a long time people were arguing on whether light is a wave or a particle, but after many years of research, it turned out that things are more complicated than they seem at first glance. Studies have shown that a photon can simultaneously act as light and as a particle. However, when the researchers decided to see exactly how the photon chooses the form of waves or particles form, things went awry - the photon is not obeyed. This is one of the most interesting mysteries of quantum mechanics - the observer effect.
Origin of Life


The origin of life and the creation of the Universe remains a subject of debate and research throughout the history of mankind. Some scientists explain the creation of the Universe by the Big Bang, which many of us were taught in school. Much research has been conducted on the topic of abiogenesis, which implies the appearance of organic life from inorganic as the only way to create life from another life. Despite the incredible amount of research, none of them has been confirmed for sure, and perhaps never confirmed. Anyway, the big bang theory is not as perfect as we would like, but that was before the Big Bang and what is beyond the Universe - these questions the theory does not give answers.

Nevertheless, proponents of intelligent design argue that even if the Big Bang and is proved, there is no evidence that any of the moments of creation of the Universe is not God intervened. Even scientists recognize that there may be some underlying cause, fluctuation, "snap of the fingers" that perhaps we will never know. In any case, the Universe is huge, so somewhere on its margins may be another life, to which we can not get ever.



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