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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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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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Honey Bees for 100 Grams of Toffee

Bees in essence use a kind of sign language to communicate. Not by using their hands, but by dancing – Prof. Jerzy Woyke tells us

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Secrets Hidden in Teeth

To retain our cultural identity in the modern world and sensibly think about the future, we need to thoroughly study the past,” says Prof. Marek Figlerowicz from the PAS Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, who leads the project “The Dynasty and Society of Piast-Era Poland in the Light of Integrated Historical, Anthropological, and Genomic Research.”

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Watching Microscopic Basketball

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Professor Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska remembrance from „Nature”

On 9 April 2015, the journal Nature carried an obituary of the recently deceased Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, an ordinary member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) and a retired professor at the PAS Institute of Paleobiology. This is a very rare (if not unique) case in which the lifetime achievements of a Polish researcher working in Poland have earned such prestigious international recognition.

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Ants and Their Uninvited Guests

When one observes an ant colony, it probably seems like an efficient and harmonious community devoid of quarrels and conflicts. Nothing could be further from the truth. The world of ants, it turns out, is full of animosities. For example, there is friction between the queen and the workers over the gender of the offspring, or among workers themselves about laying unfertilized eggs. There are also

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Flowers of Beauty and Passion

Species belonging to the genus Passiflora have beautiful exotic flowers and edible fruit, appreciated for their intriguing taste. Although they grow and bloom best in tropical climates, they can also adapt to Polish weather conditions. Steeped in symbolism, the flowers’ name evokes a certain sadness but their beauty is a true feast for the eyes

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The Two-Hat Problem

As long as there are clear-cut borders, things might be OK. But attitudes hostile to a given group take shape as soon as it gets elevated to a higher status – argues Prof. Marcin Kula

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Ancient Rivers of Ice

Were there glaciers in the Tatras? If so, what did the mountains look like back in the Ice Age? Perhaps similar to the Alps? To journey more than 20,000 years back in time and find answers to these questions, we have created the first 3D paleogeographic map of the Tatras.

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Counting Three Million Diabetics 1

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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Despite and Thanks to Differences

Prof. Dariusz Stola, Director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, talks about Polish-Jewish relations, the importance of awareness, and the theater of history

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„Academia” special edition 1 2016: Schedules of prevention

Poland’s National Vaccination Program is an essential element in the strategy of prevention of infectious diseases and their complications, here considered with a particular focus on combination vaccines and the need for the Program’s further expansion

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Erratic Disappearances

They are a vital source of information about the glaciations that covered significant areas of Poland in the Pleistocene. They intrigue not only scientists, but also geotourists. So why do glacial erratics so frequently end up vandalized?

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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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