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We talk to Roman Topór-Mądry, MD, chairman of the PAS Committee on Public health, and Tomasz Zdrojewski, MD, from the Jagiellonian University’s Public Health Institute, coauthors of the first Report on Diabetes in Poland, about counting the number of diabetics and data-gathering techniques.

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Our New Battlefields

The historian should try to understand the past and interpret it in such a way that people will want to read about it. I would not propose any other mission. And certainly the historian should never have a political axe to grind – says Dr. Marcin Zaremba

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I’ve Been Lucky With People

I visit the institute pretty much every day. I wouldn’t have it any other way – says Prof. Adam Bielanski, who will celebrate his 101th birthday this year

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Throw the Rotten Oranges Out!

We talk to Prof. Jacek Hołowka from the Department of Analytical Philosophy about the pros and cons of utilitarianism, John Stewart Mill’s take on politics, and forecasts for Poland’s future

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Interplanetary Travelers

Most of us have had the opportunity to observe the sky and see the fleeting luminous streaks known as meteors. Such spectacles are caused by fragments of celestial bodies (meteoroids) entering the atmosphere at high speed. Some of them manage to reach the surface. How can these alien objects be told apart from Earth rocks and anthropogenic materials?

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The Conundrums of Cooperation

One of the fundamental issues raised by scientists in fields as varied as biology, behavioral economics, psychology, and sociology concerns the causes of pro-social behavior, and cooperation in situations in which individuals could benefit by acting selfishly. Why do we honor others’ trust if we would be better off exploiting them? In other words, what is the basis of social order?

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Memories of Old Bones

Mammoths, wooly rhinos, and forest elephants died out long ago, but the massive bones they left behind enable us to imagine how impressive these prehistoric animals truly were.

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When I’m Sixty Four

We talk to Dr. Anita Abramowska-Kmon about aging in the Polish population and its social and economic impact

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Time Passing in the Dark

When we journey into the mysterious subterranean world of caves as tourists, we usually admire the amazing variety of shapes and colors and listen to legends told by guides. Rarely, however, do we ask ourselves how old such caves really are, how quickly they were formed, how they continue to develop, or how they grow old

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Not Doomed To Fail

Is it possible to revitalize Europe without external interference and a shift in the geopolitical situation outside the Continent? An answer to this question is here offered by Prof. Jan Zielonka, a political scientist analyzing change in Central and Eastern Europe and a lecturer at the European Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford.

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The Gypsy Dream

The ways the Romani have been depicted in European literature are projections of various fears, phobias, and prejudices against strangers, while at the same time expressing yearnings for the idealistic side of life – freedom, happiness, and disregard for borders

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A Symphony of International Voices and Instruments in Poland

In the 17th century, when the fashion for music in the Italian style prevailed in Europe, singers and instrumentalists from Italy headed north across the Alps, invited by wealthy patrons. Some came to Poland, enriching the ensembles at the courts of kings and magnates with their talent.

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Harnessing the Power of Protons

The Cyclotron Center, delivering proton therapy for certain types of cancer, opened recently in Bronowice, Kraków. We talk to Prof. Marek Jeżabek, Director of the Niewodniczański Institute for Nuclear Physics, PAS, and Prof. Andrzej Kawecki, radiotherapist, clinical oncologist and vice-chairman of the Scientific Board at the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology.

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The Science Behind the Scientist’s Job

Prof. Roman Cieślak from the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities talks about the emotional challenges of pursuing a career in science.

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Graphene: A Polish Success Story

We talk to Dr. Włodzimierz Strupiński about the two-dimensional form of carbon that is taking the world of high technologies by storm, Poland’s role in its development, and the relationship between science and business

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