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Differences in Moral Foundations

Prof.  Mirosław Kofta, a psychologist from the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Psychology and Institute for Social Studies, discusses political change in Poland, authoritarian personality, and civil society.

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To Comprehend, Just Smile

Why is it that people can end up interpreting what is being said to them in such different ways? A lot depends on whether they happen to be in a good or bad mood.

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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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In the Beginning Was the Sentence

What is it that makes us speak the kind of language that we do? Why do some people have trouble learning to use it? Where does language come from?

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„Academia” special edition 1 2016: Schedules of prevention

Poland’s National Vaccination Program is an essential element in the strategy of prevention of infectious diseases and their complications, here considered with a particular focus on combination vaccines and the need for the Program’s further expansion

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Gold Against Bacteria

According to the most recent report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, one in eighteen patients in European hospitals has experienced at least one illness as a result of infection while receiving treatment. That’s a total of 3.2 million of people per year. The pathogens are usually bacteria picked up from surgical tools and hospital equipment. At the PAS Institute of Phys

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„Academia” special edition 1/2018: Do Not Disturb

Salvage logging’s negative impact on biodiversity.

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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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Code Word: Enemy

Although its public message is deeply rooted in Christian values, the Polish broadcaster Radio Maryja tends to be accused of propagating hate speech. What vision of the world does the station propagate? What kind of discourse does it offer?

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The Ticking of the Brain’s Inner Clock

The aging human brain undergoes a wide range of changes. Are they inevitable? Is there anything we can do to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of our nervous system?

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Permafrost in Poland?

The permafrost that was discovered beneath the northeastern Polish village of Udryń in 2010 is a relict of the climatic conditions that prevailed across a sizeable share of the northern hemisphere back in the Pleistocene. The permafrost was then probably quite thick, which is why we can now detect remnants of it deep within the Earth (357 meters below ground). But how has it managed to survive to

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Cooperation or Betrayal?

In the world of Darwinian rivalry, where the fittest individuals take advantage of others, explaining acts of altruism poses one of the most fundamental problems in evolutionary biology. In a previous issue of Academia magazine (4/2015), Dr. Kinga Wysieńska-Di Carlo and Dr. Zbigniew Karpiński explored this issue from the perspective of sociologists; here it is viewed through the prism of mathemati

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