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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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„Academia” special issue 2015: The refugee crisis as a crisis of attitudes

The refugee crisis in Poland is mainly a crisis of attitudes caused to a much larger degree by fear than by the rational calculation of the costs and benefits brought by the influx of refugees from the Middle East and Africa. The situation of foreign nationals as well as their attitudes and behaviors depend largely on attitudes in the host society.

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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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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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Let’s Start With the Heart

We talk with Prof. Witold Rużyłło, MD, PhD, a pioneer of advanced cardiological techiques in Poland, about ongoing progress in interventional cardiology, creating a system for early identification of those at risk of heart disease, and the role of prevention

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Memories of Old Bones

Mammoths, wooly rhinos, and forest elephants died out long ago, but the massive bones they left behind enable us to imagine how impressive these prehistoric animals truly were.

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Mrożek: The Sullen Humorist

I’m convinced that Mrożek had serious trouble coming to terms with his own identity, and I think that these two traits are the flip sides of his own personality – says Prof. Jerzy Jarzębski

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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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The Devil’s in the Definitions

Every scientific field is centered around a few core concepts, serving as the foundation for the formulation of basic laws and scientific theories. In biology, these include such concepts as “individual” and “species” – which may seem simple, but only deceptively so

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Cracking Codes & Talking With Cards

Each cipher in which the key is shorter than the message being sent can be broken, as long as you have sufficient computing power. The only question is how efficiently that can be done. If breaking a certain cipher requires all computers that exist today to operate for a millennium, we can describe that cipher as quite secure - says Stefan Dziembowski.

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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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Cosmic Cleanup

In the movie “Gravity,” fragments of an old, disused satellite crash into a space station. The collision results in the formation of a high volume of debris, which in turn damages more satellites, causing the breakdown of GPS and the Internet, putting our planet on the brink of chaos. Although this is merely a science fiction blockbuster, the situation it depicts could easily occur in Earth’s orbi

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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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60 Years of World-Class Physics

This year’s 60th anniversary of the PAS Institute of Physics offers an excellent opportunity to reflect on its accomplishments and attempt to define its role in the future

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Monitoring the Mountains

Active landslides are a significant problem in today’s world, especially in highly urbanized mountain regions. We are now able to monitor changes to the existing landform using increasingly sensitive technologies. Our joint team of scientists from Poland and China is working on implementing state-of-the-art technologies for monitoring landform deformation, which will be used to assess future threa

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At Tongue’s End

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