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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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Cleansing and Disinfecting with Plasma

Almost all matter in our Universe exists in the form of plasma. Although it’s not easy to generate on Earth, it has a vast range of applications in medicine, biotechnology, farming and industry.

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The Art of Entanglement

Quantum theory was discovered in 1925 independently by Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schrödinger. The discovery was the culmination of 25 years of intensive research. Today, its interpretation remains as controversial as it is inspirational

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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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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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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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The Cogs That Make Life Tick

We talk to Dr. Marcin Nowotny, the head of the Laboratory of Protein Structure at the International Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, about the role of microcrystals, his scientific dreams, and his team

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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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An Accidental Discoverer

For must there not be some extraordinary circumstances to exalt the name of a professor from the history of Science to the general history of the human race? Honoré de Balzac

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

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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Shoot-em-ups Good for the Brain?

Are videogames more effective at improving brain function than dedicated cognitive training?

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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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You’re Getting Warmer, You’re Getting Colder…

We discuss climate change and its potential outcomes for Poland and the world with the climatologist Prof. Mirosław Miętus – coordinator and member of projects studying global climate change

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In the Beginning There Was Water

Water and fire are thought of as extreme opposites. So what does water have in common with the great fireballs known as stars? Data from the Herschel Space Observatory indicate that young stars are where water molecules are formed.

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Intuition, Simplicity, Elegance

The Polish Astronomical Society first awarded the Bohdan Paczyński Medal during its 36th convention in Warsaw on 14 September 2013. The award was presented to Prof. Martin Rees from the University of Cambridge

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„Academia” special issue 2015: The refugee crisis as a crisis of attitudes

The refugee crisis in Poland is mainly a crisis of attitudes caused to a much larger degree by fear than by the rational calculation of the costs and benefits brought by the influx of refugees from the Middle East and Africa. The situation of foreign nationals as well as their attitudes and behaviors depend largely on attitudes in the host society.

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