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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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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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A Rollercoaster of Emotions

Dr. Magdelana Markowska from the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Biology explains where emotions come from and why negative emotions are not the only ones that are problematic for the body.

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A Superficial Equality?

The debate about gender issues that is currently sweeping across Poland has served to illustrate how confusing the term “gender” is in our country, as well as revealing the vast resistance among Polish society to initiatives aiming to eliminate discrimination and improve equality between men and women

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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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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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When the ground stirs

Extraction of natural resources such as shale gas can disrupt the internal structure of rock, leading to the release of vast amounts of energy in the form of earthquakes. Is the risk of such human-induced quakes high in Poland? Scientists from the PAS Institute of Geophysics are trying to find the answer.

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New First Steps

We talk to Dr. Wojciech Fortuna about a successful operation carried out in 2012 to regenerate a severed spinal column using transplanted cells, a collaborative effort by numerous Polish neurosurgeons and scientists in conjunction with a British team

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Quasars and Dark Energy

The discovery that the Universe is expanding faster than we previously thought is one of the most fundamental findings in cosmology of recent years, but we are still some way from understanding precisely how this expansion occurs. Our team from the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Centre and the Jagiellonian University is using quasars to try to unravel the mystery

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The Logic of Structure

Poland’s intelligentsia and specialists have begun to focus more on being professionals, on educating themselves, to earn more and demonstrate they are people of success – Prof. Henryk Domański tells us

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Secrets of the Red Planet

During the last decade of humankind’s exploration of Mars, a succession of American and European missions have sent back vast volumes of data about the planet’s surface and atmosphere. And yet many questions remain unanswered. This has provided the incentive to design an innovative mobile platform, called the Highland Terrain Hopper, being developed jointly by planetary geologists and engineers

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The Two-Hat Problem

As long as there are clear-cut borders, things might be OK. But attitudes hostile to a given group take shape as soon as it gets elevated to a higher status – argues Prof. Marcin Kula

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„Academia” special issue 2015: A Word of Introduction

– It gives me great satisfaction to present a set of contributions to the debate that took place on 3 December 2015, at a session of the General Assembly of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the position statement adopted by the General Assembly (the highest-ranking body of the Academy). This position statement concerns the migration crisis that Europe is currently struggling with, and it repres

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Harnessing the Power of Protons

The Cyclotron Center, delivering proton therapy for certain types of cancer, opened recently in Bronowice, Kraków. We talk to Prof. Marek Jeżabek, Director of the Niewodniczański Institute for Nuclear Physics, PAS, and Prof. Andrzej Kawecki, radiotherapist, clinical oncologist and vice-chairman of the Scientific Board at the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology.

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Whispers in the Forest – 2

We talk to Prof.  Rafał Kowalczyk, Director of the PAS Mammal Research Institute in Białowieża, about how we can improve the situation of the bison population in Poland without resorting to culling.

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