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We talk with the British historian Dr. Natalia Nowakowska about winning a 1.5 million euro ERC grant for the project “The Jagiellonians: Dynasty, Identity and Memory in Central Europe” and about why the Jagiellonians may be interesting to British students?
Females of most species cannot rely on their mates to help raise their young, so they strive to at least get the best possible genes for their offspring. But how do males communicate that they are good father material?
Comets have been amazing and intriguing humanity since time immemorial. For scientists they represent precious time capsules, messengers from the earliest stages of the Solar System’s formation. How long do they live? And does a flyby close to the Sun necessarily spell their demise?
Machine linguistic tools are now so widespread that we barely notice them. But we don’t like to conform to their whims – rather, we want them to adapt to us, to start to understand what we say or write, be it in English, Polish, or otherwise. This requires effective text analysis methods, and digital tools are becoming increasingly sophisticated in response
Prof. Ewa Rondio from the National Center for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) explains the nature of neutrinos, the measurements taken by the Super-Kamiokande detector, and the involvement of Polish scientists in the project.
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
We talk to Dr. Ewelina Ciecierska, winner of the Maria Skłodowska-Curie award, about prize-winning nanofillers, the value of working in a group, and the presence of women in a traditionally male-dominated world
Pathetic and grotesque, or worthy of respect? Valued for their wisdom and experience, or of no use to anyone? Able to assist the young, or only hampering their development? How are older people portrayed in the Polish literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries?
Prof. Jerzy Zdanowski is a historian and political scientist specializing in the Middle East, working at the Department of Islamic Civilization at the PAS Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures. We talk to him about differences between faiths, the roots of radicalization of Islam, and accepting refugees from Arab states
Learning from textbooks? Certainly not for players of “geocaching” – i.e. several million people across the world who absorb geology-related knowledge by looking for places and objects according to clues left by others.
They usually are less than a centimeter in diameter, but they can build colonies sometimes running kilometers in length. How do corals manage these massive feats of construction, and what part do single-cell algae play?
I believe I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t. To know that the results are profitable to the race would not remove my hostility to it. The pains which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity towards it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further. Mark Twain
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