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Poles at the Poles
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07 Jun 2017

The Magazine of the PAS – special edition 1/3/2017 The polar regions are extraordinary, magical places. They are cold, windy, inaccessible, ice-clad for most of the year, and yet still teeming with life. What is it about them that attracts so many enthusiasts, scientists, and people willing to spend months there? 100 years of Polish polar research, described by: Prof. Piotr Głowacki, Asst. Prof. Robert Bialik, Prof. Jacek Jania, Agnieszka Kruszewska, MS, Asst. Prof. Agnieszka Skorupa, Asst. Prof. Michał Łuszczuk, Dagmara Bożek-Andryszczak, MA, Piotr Andryszczak, ME.

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: The View From the North
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02 Jun 2017

We learn about the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund on Spitsbergen from Prof. Piotr Głowacki, who headed the PAS Institute of Geophysics’ Department of Polar Research for 15 years.

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: The View From the South
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02 Jun 2017

Asst. Prof. Robert Bialik, head  of the Department of Antarctic Biology  at the PAS Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics,  talks about the Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station on King George Island

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: Prestige from Pole to Pole
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02 Jun 2017

Why do we study the polar regions of the Earth? For the same reason a mountaineer climbs mountains: “Because they are there!” And in addition, they are of great importance to the entire planet and to our country.

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Overcoming Trauma

In recent years, one in every eight Poles has been involved in a road traffic accident. In the aftermath, many are affected by symptoms described by psychologists and psychiatrists as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychologists study the mental wellbeing of people who have been involved in such accidents, and also provide therapies helping them resume their normal activities

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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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Mediating an Immunological Truce

Transplants can save lives, but only if the donor tissue is compatible with the recipient’s body. Understanding how the body identifies and rejects foreign tissue is crucial for success. The molecules responsible for this are known as major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins

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Rocky record of hot and cold

The pace of climate change observed since the beginning of the industrial era has prompted scientists to seriously consider whether human activity is to blame for global warming. On the geological timescale, however, climate change is certainly nothing new or exceptional – as is clear when one looks at the record of plant and animal fossils.

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Movement and Mystery

We talk about mobility and index theory with Dr. Piotr Nowak, who received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council for a project entitled “Rigidity of groups and higher index theory.”

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Freedom of Choice

Making an informed decision to have a severely disabled child is a beautiful choice many people will regard as heroic. But we mustn’t demand heroism from everyone – Prof. Jacek Zaremba points out

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: Strategic thinking

The successful integration of the polar research community in Poland – through collaboration between  the PAS Committee on Polar Research, the Polish Polar Consortium and the Polar Studies Centre – has led  to the development of a Polish Polar Research Strategy, setting forth a set of directions for the future.

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We Want Pleasure

Dr. Ewelina Knapska, head of the Laboratory of Emotions Neurobiology at the Nencki Institute, tells us about why our brains strive for success and how humans differ from animals in this regard

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Darrell G. Kirch: We Should Teach Medical Students to Ask Questions and Seek Answers

– In the future, medical students will be rewarded for knowing how to access information in real time and find the solution to the problem confronting them. The key role of medical school faculty will be to teach them how to do so – says Darrell G. Kirch, an invited speaker at the international conference "Is the Physician-Scientist Vanishing?" taking place in Warsaw on 16 June

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Mrożek: The Sullen Humorist

I’m convinced that Mrożek had serious trouble coming to terms with his own identity, and I think that these two traits are the flip sides of his own personality – says Prof. Jerzy Jarzębski

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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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Similarities in Differences

Individual differences among humans are a well-known and well-studied phenomenon. Do they also occur in animals?

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Heavy, Heavier… Heaviest?

The heaviest element known today has the atomic number of 118. Can still heavier atomic nuclei exist? Where do the boundaries of the periodic table of elements lie?

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Teamwork Works

We talk to Prof. Jan Marcin Węsławski from the PAS Institute of Oceanology in Sopot about how scientists work with members of the public and the benefits it brings.

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A Journey of 6 Million Years

Sahelanthropus, Orrorin tugenensis, Ardipithecus kaddaba, Australopithecus, Paranthropus and finally Homo. Humans have traveled quite a long evolutionary path. Only one of these many species has managed to survive to the present day: Homo sapiens

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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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