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We talk to Dr. Bogdan Jaroszewicz, head of the Białowieża Geobotanical Station of the University of Warsaw, about how planned logging in the Białowieża Forest will damage not only the forest itself but also Poland’s image around the globe.

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Counting Three Million Diabetics 1
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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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So Close, Yet Still So Far

Over the last 20 years, Polish society’s attitude towards people with disabilities has changed for the better. However, we still have not completely rid ourselves of prejudices, fears, and stereotypes.

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Understanding ‘Between the Lines’

What we say often conveys far more than just literal meaning of the words said. One of the riddles of communication, therefore, is how we actually work out what a speaker meant

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Storks, Locusts, and Nero’s Spies

Archeologists from Poland have discovered the largest known royal palace of the ancient kingdom of Kush in North Sudan. Aside from their intuitions, the researchers were helped by a device called a fluxgate magnetometer

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Let’s Start With the Heart

We talk with Prof. Witold Rużyłło, MD, PhD, a pioneer of advanced cardiological techiques in Poland, about ongoing progress in interventional cardiology, creating a system for early identification of those at risk of heart disease, and the role of prevention

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The uncertain future of plankton

We talk to Dr. Katarzyna Błachowiak-Samołyk, professor at the Department of Marine Ecology at the PAS Institute of Oceanology in Sopot, about the impact of human activity on life in the oceans.

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Sensing Fire Under the Floor

Małgorzata Godlewska from the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities defines intuition, explains how it works and what stimuli help us tap into its potential.

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The Logic of Structure

Poland’s intelligentsia and specialists have begun to focus more on being professionals, on educating themselves, to earn more and demonstrate they are people of success – Prof. Henryk Domański tells us

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The Ticking of the Brain’s Inner Clock

The aging human brain undergoes a wide range of changes. Are they inevitable? Is there anything we can do to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of our nervous system?

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ELF Monitoring Goes Global

Mapping storm activity across the globe at time scales ranging from minutes to years is an important element of measuring and forecasting climate change. The WERA system is being used to verify models of the influence of various types of solar activity on the lower layers of the ionosphere. We hope that one day it can also be used on Mars.

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Fundraising Goes Online

Our team of archeologists working in the Chodelka River Valley turned to the Internet to help solve the problem of funding for our ongoing research. We hoped for 5,000 zlotys, yet raised over 11,000! The experience shows that crowdfunding may offer a viable option for other Polish research projects

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The Age of Stellar Islands

Galaxies are a bit like people, in that each one is different. They come in all shapes, sizes, masses and colors. Some enjoy company, others are solitary. Does this variety of shapes and properties reflect their age? Can we describe galaxies as young or old? And, like in the case of people, does their outward appearance enable us to deduce how long they have been around?

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What “Upper Class”?

The economic and political transformation of the 1990s enabled certain people and groups to make a leap up into higher rungs in the social structure, amassing wealth and influence on a previously unimagined scale. But do they comprise a homogenous “upper class”?

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Mrs. Bennett’s Choice

We talk to Dr. Zbigniew Szawarski, a professor emeritus from the University of Warsaw specializing in ethics in medicine, about dishonest portrayals of old age, problems with dying in dignity, and how we can shift our way of thinking about elderly people

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The Social Life of an Individual Ant

Termites, wasps, bees, certain aphids, thrips, beetles… and of course ants. Some species of the rich and diverse world of insects, rather than living alone, have instead developed communities of various kinds. But should a group of such eusocial insects, ranging in size from a few hundreds to many millions of individuals, still be considered a set of distinct individuals, or rather a kind of super

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A Gnawing Success

We discuss good ideas that sometimes turn out to be problematic in practice with Prof. Henryk Okarma (who studies the biology and ecology of large carnivores and ungulates, predator-prey interactions, invasive alien species, wildlife biology, and nature conservation)

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