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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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Setting Good Examples

Fighting is not something that serves either a language or its users well. If we set good examples, there will be no battles to be fought – says Prof. Andrzej Markowski

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Poland’s Door Only Slightly Ajar

Most Poles declare that we should take in labor immigrants, regardless of whether they are ethnically and culturally similar to us. But how do these declarations translate into practice?

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Getting to the Bottom of “Discourse”

The term “discourse,” nowadays elevated to the status of a buzzword, appears in many different contexts in public life and conveys varying meanings. But this process may turn it into a meaningless phrase (or may have already done so). So what is discourse analysis all about?

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I’ve Been Lucky With People

I visit the institute pretty much every day. I wouldn’t have it any other way – says Prof. Adam Bielanski, who will celebrate his 101th birthday this year

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Aggression: Hot and Cold

The Ancient Greeks described many different impulsive behaviors, including mania – a religious frenzy – and lyssa – the mad fury of war. The division is analogous to that made by contemporary neurobiology, which classifies aggressive actions as cool or emotional, each driven by distinct, mutually exclusive neurological mechanisms

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Gazes at the Twinkling Stars

We established contact with “Lem” essentially right away, so we know that what we have out there is not 6 kg of orbiting junk – says Prof. Paweł Moskalik

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Giant Leaps for Small Cells

Modern medicine is developing newer and newer methods of treatment, supplementing traditional medications with the latest scientific achievements. For example, sometimes special cells derived from the patient or a donor, or even created in a laboratory, can used as “medicines” in their own right

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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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When I’m Sixty Four

We talk to Dr. Anita Abramowska-Kmon about aging in the Polish population and its social and economic impact

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Throw the Rotten Oranges Out!

We talk to Prof. Jacek Hołowka from the Department of Analytical Philosophy about the pros and cons of utilitarianism, John Stewart Mill’s take on politics, and forecasts for Poland’s future

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Angry, Young, and Apolitical

Prof. Mirosława Grabowska from the Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw, director of the opinion polling center CBOS, discusses the attitudes of young people towards politics and democracy in the context of their hopes and expectations

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Conservation and Conquest

What impact did crusading medieval armies, waging a ruthless holy war against tribal groups in the eastern Baltic region, end up having on the local environment? An interdisciplinary team of international experts is working hard to connect the dots.

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Amicus Plato...

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Dr. Alicja Wierzcholska’s blazars

2016-08-09 Blazars are active galaxies centered around supermassive black holes. They generate strong electromagnetic radiation in a very wide spectrum – from visible light to radio, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma radiation. All those kinds of radiation are studied by Dr. Alicja Wierzcholska (PAS Institute of Nuclear Physics), winner of START competition organized by the Foundation for P

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