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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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Eighteenth-Century Peregrinations

Alongside numerous archaeological discoveries, the 18th century brought an upsurge of interest in the age of Antiquity across Europe. Young Polish nobles embarked on Grand Tours "to gather knowledge and experience", the more adventurous ones blazing previously unfamiliar trails

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Inland Amber

“Baltic amber,” the commonly-used name for succinate, is somewhat misleading – as this variety of amber in fact has no inherent connection with the Baltic sea. Poland’s largest deposits of such amber actually occur in the country’s southeast, in the area north of the town of Lublin. What will it take for those deposits to be harnessed?

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Overcoming Trauma

In recent years, one in every eight Poles has been involved in a road traffic accident. In the aftermath, many are affected by symptoms described by psychologists and psychiatrists as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychologists study the mental wellbeing of people who have been involved in such accidents, and also provide therapies helping them resume their normal activities

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Our Own Tyranny

There are two forms of liberalism in Poland: a social liberalism whose main enemy is traditionalism, and a market fundamentalism, used for very conservative ends – says Prof. Andrzej Walicki

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"Academia" 1/2017: Freedom

Write: WOJCIECH BURSZTA, PIOTR OSĘKA, WOJCIECH KRIEGSEISEN, ARTUR KOŚCIAŃSKI, WIESŁAW BOGDANOWICZ, ANDRZEJ KRUSZEWICZ, JÓZEF SPAŁEK, GRZEGORZ PIETRZYŃSKI, PAWEŁ SIECHOWICZ, DAWID SURMIK, ANNA GRZEŚKOWIAK-KRWAWICZ, EMILIA REJMAK-KOZICKA, KRYSTYNA SKARŻYŃSKA, PRZEMYSŁAW URBAŃCZYK, WITOLD TRZECIAKOWSKI, PAWEŁ SCHLICHTHOLZ, AGNIESZKA KLOCH, WŁODZIMIERZ ZAWADZKI

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„Academia” special issue 2015: Five Necessary Steps – PAS Position Statement

Following a debate that took place during the 131st General Assembly of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the members of the Academy adopted a position statement on the issue of migration. In it, they underscored the need for Poland to cooperate with other countries of the European Union and to strive to promote attitudes of mutual openness between the receiving communities and immigrant communities

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Rapid Transport Within Cells

When we examine phenomena that occur within cells from a chemical perspective, the most fascinating events take place inside nuclei

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We Want Pleasure

Dr. Ewelina Knapska, head of the Laboratory of Emotions Neurobiology at the Nencki Institute, tells us about why our brains strive for success and how humans differ from animals in this regard

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Not Only Rh!

It sometimes happens that a mother’s body reacts against certain particles present on the blood cells of the child she carries, with consequences that may be quite serious. Can such reactions be prevented?

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Conversation, Games or Intrigues?

The epistolary novel genre evolved from the art of letter writing, as well as from the 18th-century fashion of witty salon conversations centered around games, intrigue, understatement, quips and emotional manipulation. Does the Polish literature and history of the period reflect these conventions?

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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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Secrets Hidden in Teeth

To retain our cultural identity in the modern world and sensibly think about the future, we need to thoroughly study the past,” says Prof. Marek Figlerowicz from the PAS Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, who leads the project “The Dynasty and Society of Piast-Era Poland in the Light of Integrated Historical, Anthropological, and Genomic Research.”

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Is There a Chasm Between Us?

Prof. Jerzy Zdanowski is a historian and political scientist specializing in the Middle East, working at the Department of Islamic Civilization at the PAS Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures. We talk to him about differences between faiths, the roots of radicalization of Islam, and accepting refugees from Arab states

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Choose Your Own Perspective

“Free-viewpoint video” technology, under development at the Poznań University of Technology, will enable viewers to watch video from varying points located on a virtual trajectory of their own selection

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The energy sector is about more than just the electric power in our wall sockets and keeping our homes warm. It is the foundation on which the economy rests, and also a crucial part of the way we affect the environment. To better protect the natural environment, we need, for instance, to develop active catalysts that can change harmful chemical compounds into neutral, or even useful ones

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