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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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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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A Self-Portrait for Posterity

Stanisław August achieved notoriety as the monarch responsible for Poland’s demise in the 18th century. Could his memoirs change this unfavorable picture?

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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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Pick Me, I Have Great Genes!

Females of most species cannot rely on their mates to help raise their young, so they strive to at least get the best possible genes for their offspring. But how do males communicate that they are good father material?

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An Accidental Discoverer

For must there not be some extraordinary circumstances to exalt the name of a professor from the history of Science to the general history of the human race? Honoré de Balzac

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UAV Antarctic Survey

How can we make the most of Antarctica’s marine resources without damaging the delicate balance of the ecosystem? The answer may lie in an interdisciplinary monitoring system using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and geoinformatic tools

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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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How Good is Good?

On 30 September 2013, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education announced the results of the latest evaluation of Poland’s scientific institutions. A new categorization method, aiming to build on past experiences, has been used

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Professor Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska remembrance from „Nature”

On 9 April 2015, the journal Nature carried an obituary of the recently deceased Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, an ordinary member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) and a retired professor at the PAS Institute of Paleobiology. This is a very rare (if not unique) case in which the lifetime achievements of a Polish researcher working in Poland have earned such prestigious international recognition.

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Andrew I. Schafer: Working Together To Revitalize the Physician-Scientist Workforce of Tomorrow

– International efforts should be initiated to address the problem of the threatened physician-scientist career path. Comparative study should be undertaken to understand differences amongst countries in terms of the current issues that confront physician-scientists – says Andrew I. Schafer, an invited speaker at the international conference "Is the Physician-Scientist Vanishing?" taking place in 

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Throw the Rotten Oranges Out!

We talk to Prof. Jacek Hołowka from the Department of Analytical Philosophy about the pros and cons of utilitarianism, John Stewart Mill’s take on politics, and forecasts for Poland’s future

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I’ve Been Lucky With People

I visit the institute pretty much every day. I wouldn’t have it any other way – says Prof. Adam Bielanski, who will celebrate his 101th birthday this year

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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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Cleansing and Disinfecting with Plasma

Almost all matter in our Universe exists in the form of plasma. Although it’s not easy to generate on Earth, it has a vast range of applications in medicine, biotechnology, farming and industry.

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