The whole world is preparing to bid farewell to 2021 and enter 2022 today. During this year, which we gradually got rid of the effect of the coronavirus with the effect of vaccination, there have been many developments in the world in terms of health, space and technology. For example, for the first time in 18 years, a new Alzheimer’s drug has been approved for use.
So, what other developments took place in the scientific world in 2021? In this article, we have compiled the 10 most surprising scientific researches and brief summaries of these researches throughout 2021. Let’s take a look at some of the most surprising and diverse research this year in the scientific world to invest in for years to come.
- Note: This list is not the most valuable research of 2021, it focuses on the most surprising and diverse research.
The most surprising scientific studies in 2021:
Contrary to popular belief, the dinosaurs were destroyed not suddenly by meteorites, but in a very, very long time:
- Team behind research: Fabien L. Condamine, Guillame Ginot, Michael J. Benton & Philip J. Currie
According to the research published on June 29, 2021, the dinosaur generation did not die out in a short time due to meteor showers, contrary to what we thought. According to the research, the generation of dinosaurs began to die out 76 million years ago, 10 million years before the year when the meteor shower is thought to occur.
It was announced how many years ago the first coronavirus event was seen
- Team behind research: Mahan Ghafari, Peter Simmonds, Oliver G. Pybus, Aris Katzourakis
With the research dated September 2, 2021, it was revealed that the coronavirus virus family, which we are suffering from today, from a member of SARS-CoV-2, appeared for the first time for 21 thousand years.
93% of our DNA is from 2 types of ancient humans:
- Team behind research: Nathan K. Schafer, Beth Shapiro, Richard E. Green
According to this study, published on June 16, 2021, at least 93% of modern human DNA comes from an ancient variety, hominins. Only 7% of our DNA is unique to us.
The interior of Mars is home to a lot of metal:
- The group behind the study: Simon C. Stähler, Amir Khan, Bruce Banerdt and 39 researchers
According to the research published on June 23, 2021 and behind which 42 scientists and human beings, the core of Mars consists of molten metal. This discovery came to light with the recording of earthquakes on Mars.
A creature vital to humanity is coming to an end:
- Team behind research: M S Exton, TH Krüger, M Koch, E Paulson, W Knapp, U Hartmann, M Schedlowski
According to research published earlier this year, 25% of all known bee breeds have gone extinct in the last 30 years alone. Scientists urged humanity not to disturb the natural habitats of bees and to establish sustainable programs in the city and agriculture.
A new idea has emerged about the source of water on Mars:
- Group behind research: S. Kite, J. Steele, Michael A. Mischna, and Mark I. Richardson
According to the research published on May 4, 2021, the water that caused the water marks on the surface of Mars was due to the clouds once heating Mars and preparing the environment for the formation of large puddles on the surface of the planet.
The Pythagorean theorem was also used 1,000 years before Pythagoras was born:
Mathematician Physician Daniel Mansfield has completed and published the analysis of an ancient 3,700-year-old tablet found in Iraq. This analysis revealed that the Babylonians used the Pythagorean theorem to mark and divide a land 1,000 years before Pythagoras was born.
It turns out that circumcision makes men more vulnerable to STDs:
- Team behind research: Morten Frisch, Jacob Simonsen
Research published on September 26, 2021, covering more than 80,000 circumcised men over 22 years, revealed that circumcised men are more vulnerable to sexual diseases.
Type of fungus that turns flies into zombies and breeds:
- The group behind the research: Andreas Naundrup, Björn Bohman, Charles A. Kwadha, Annette B. Jensen, Paul G. Becher, Henrik H. De Fine Licht
A new study from October 21, 2021 has revealed a new genus of fungi that prompts infected male flies to mate with dead females. The fungus also attracts flies that are not infected at the same time.
AROG was real: Humanity was using tobacco even 12,300 years ago:
- Group behind research: Daron Duke, Eric Wohlgemuth, Karen R. Adams, Angela Armstrong-Ingram, Sarah K. Rice & D. Craig Young
The research, published on October 11, 2021, revealed that people used tobacco 12,300 years ago.