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Poles at the Poles
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07 Jun 2017

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. Robert Bialik, Prof. Jacek Jania, Agnieszka Kruszewska, MS, Asst. Prof. Agnieszka Skorupa, Asst. Prof. Michał Łuszczuk, Dagmara Bożek-Andryszczak, MA, Piotr Andryszczak, ME.

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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: The View From the North
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02 Jun 2017

We learn about the Polish Polar Station in Hornsund on Spitsbergen from Prof. Piotr Głowacki, who headed the PAS Institute of Geophysics’ Department of Polar Research for 15 years.

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

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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„Academia” special edition 1/2017: Prestige from Pole to Pole
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02 Jun 2017

Why do we study the polar regions of the Earth? For the same reason a mountaineer climbs mountains: “Because they are there!” And in addition, they are of great importance to the entire planet and to our country.

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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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The Heart at Stake

Despite a significant drop in mortality rates, cardiovascular diseases remain the number-one cause of death in Poland. Funding for novel procedures, such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), is nevertheless insufficient, compared to the scale of the problem in Poland and average implantation rates in Europe. That is one of the factors motivating the European Society of Cardiology’s a

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Ice From Dust

Antarctica is home to numerous relatively young volcanoes from the Cenozoic era. According to one hypothesis, their activity was one of the factors driving the continent’s glaciation.

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The Metamorphic Earth

Metamorphic processes – one of the key geological parameters responsible for shaping our planet – can be classified into varying types, each of them delimited by its own set of boundary conditions

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Center for a Brighter Future

The town of Jabłonna near Warsaw will soon be home to a state-of-the-art research center dedicated to pure and applied research into distributed energy generation and renewable energy sources

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Interplanetary Travelers

Most of us have had the opportunity to observe the sky and see the fleeting luminous streaks known as meteors. Such spectacles are caused by fragments of celestial bodies (meteoroids) entering the atmosphere at high speed. Some of them manage to reach the surface. How can these alien objects be told apart from Earth rocks and anthropogenic materials?

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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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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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„Academia” special edition 1 2016: Under special scrutiny

Honesty and transparency in vaccination safety – monitoring adverse reactions to vaccines

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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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Freedom of Choice

Making an informed decision to have a severely disabled child is a beautiful choice many people will regard as heroic. But we mustn’t demand heroism from everyone – Prof. Jacek Zaremba points out

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Keeping the Brain’s Clock Ticking

Time perception is a key function of the human mind. Its disruption can lead to difficulties in many areas of our cognition, including language communication. Our research has managed to repair damaged “neural clocks” in people who have difficulties in language communication

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„Academia” special issue 2015: Newcomers to the National Home

”Nationalist ideologies, depicting their countries as being nation-states, frequently fail to consider the quite numerous “admixtures” that occurred during the course of long-ongoing migrations. Ideologies touting the notion of “racial purity” or raising such slogans as “Poland for the Poles,” “a true Poland of true Poles,” etc. are senseless, not only because of their wickedness but in terms of t

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The Mysterious Meaning of Whale Song

Scientists have long been fascinated by the sounds produced by whales, which bear striking similarities to human speech. Since so little is known about this issue, Scientific American teamed up with the Zooniverse to set up the Whale Song Project, also known as “Whale FM” – a project that relies on public participation in scientific research

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Counting Three Million Diabetics 2

We talk to Dr. Krzysztof Strojek from the Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, co-author of the first Report on Diabetes in Poland, about diagnosing diabetes, access to specialists, and the role of sugar in the development of diabetes.

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