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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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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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Differences Are Inevitable

“We can see that all the recent predictions of a better future for the world are largely misguided. It is no longer certain even that the Cold War is definitively a thing of the past,” says Jerzy Szacki, a historian of ideas and sociologist, a professor emeritus of the University of Warsaw, and an ordinary member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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A Dark Wellspring

For every highest spiritual matter, there is a corresponding key on the keyboard of the body. Zofia Nałkowska, “Count Emil”

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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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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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Turning in the Widening Gyre

Discs: these round, flattened objects have been widely associated with athletics competitions since the Antiquity. Thrown correctly, they spin through the air, and the low friction around them means they can travel a long way. But that’s not why discs are important in contemporary astrophysics – here we are interested in the energy they give off

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Joy or Tears?

Prof. Bogdan Wojciszke, a top Polish social psychologist, tells us about whether Poles admire success and what factors affect how they perceive successful people

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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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„Academia” special edition 1/2018: The Beetle's Secrets

How do bark-beetle outbreaks begin, how do they spread? What are the key factors that affect their population dynamics? Ongoing research has provided some understanding and knowledge, although many questions still remain to be answered fully.

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A River of Curiosities

Its history began more than 10 million years ago, back in the Tertiary period. Its geographic position and structure already attracted settlers back in the middle Paleolithic. What is so special about the Odra (Oder), Poland’s number-two river? How turbulent is its story?

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Fortunate Coincidences

The experimental pharmacologist Prof. Stanisław Jerzy Czuczwar, Vice President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, tells us about how he got into medical research, about the search for new epilepsy treatments, and how pharmaceuticals are in a way akin to cell phone towers.

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Scientists Dig Deeper

Shale gas mining is mainly viewed as an industrial and economic issue. But we can also look at it from the scientific perspective. Why should we?

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Andrew I. Schafer: Working Together To Revitalize the Physician-Scientist Workforce of Tomorrow

– International efforts should be initiated to address the problem of the threatened physician-scientist career path. Comparative study should be undertaken to understand differences amongst countries in terms of the current issues that confront physician-scientists – says Andrew I. Schafer, an invited speaker at the international conference "Is the Physician-Scientist Vanishing?" taking place in 

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