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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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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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Howlin’ Wolf

The term “structure” is quite commonly encountered on the pages of ecology textbooks. It is especially popular in descriptions of populations in relation to their spatial, age, sex and genetic organization, and of course social structures, which describe interactions and links between individuals, and group configuration

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Poles at the Poles

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.

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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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A Game of Colors

We talk to Dr. Mikołaj Kunicki, an Oxford historian specializing in twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe, about the past and present of Polish nationalism.

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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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Can a Crystal Be Frustrated?

Not being able to carry out our plans frequently leads to frustration. Can a similar phenomenon occur in physics? It turns out that it can

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"Academia" 4/2017: Extremes

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Coaxing Copper to Tell Its Story

Finding locations where copper ore was mined in prehistoric times and learning about how metal objects were manufactured during the Bronze Age is key to answering questions about major turning points in European history. Our multidisciplinary team, including archaeologists, geologists and materials engineers, is developing a universal research strategy.

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With the Fury of a Shoemaker?

Devotees of every craft have their own particular type of passion. Ardent scholars of history and literature share a deep-burning desire to uncover the true meaning of various phenomena and concepts

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„Academia” special issue 2015: Five Necessary Steps – PAS Position Statement

Following a debate that took place during the 131st General Assembly of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the members of the Academy adopted a position statement on the issue of migration. In it, they underscored the need for Poland to cooperate with other countries of the European Union and to strive to promote attitudes of mutual openness between the receiving communities and immigrant communities

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To the Stars in Seventeen Years

In the International Year of Light, Dr. Bogdan Wszołek opened a private observatory in Rzepiennik Biskupi. He writes for us about how he fulfilled his dream and the future he’s planned.

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Paradoxes of Emancipation

To achieve success in large corporations, women are adopting strategies which do not conform to traditional gender stereotypes

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A Costly Triumph

The Earth has been home to many species of plants and animals. More than 99% of them are now extinct, though it seems all of them had at least some short period of evolutionary prosperity. How is it that we humans have enjoyed such success, rather than any of the other closely related species that occupied the same or a similar ecological niche?

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Underrated Champions

The Hemiptera order, sometimes known as the “bugs,” includes herbivorous aphids and cicadas, as well as certain predatory species of true bugs that feed on the blood of humans and domestic animals (such as bedbugs). In evolutionary terms, Hemiptera are some of the most successful insects among all present-day fauna

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