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Whispers in the Forest – 2
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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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Counting Three Million Diabetics 1
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07 Jan 2017

We talk to Roman Topór-Mądry, MD, chairman of the PAS Committee on Public health, and Tomasz Zdrojewski, MD, from the Jagiellonian University’s Public Health Institute, coauthors of the first Report on Diabetes in Poland, about counting the number of diabetics and data-gathering techniques.

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Counting Three Million Diabetics 2
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07 Jan 2017

We talk to Dr. Krzysztof Strojek from the Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, co-author of the first Report on Diabetes in Poland, about diagnosing diabetes, access to specialists, and the role of sugar in the development of diabetes.

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Chill Against Overweight, or What We Owe to Mice

2016-08-01 New evidence has been found that reducing ambient temperature may contribute to body weight reduction. Staying in chilly environment alters intestinal bacterial flora in a way which might help fighting overweight. This is the conclusion of experiments on mice carried out by PAS Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research together with a Swedish research partner. 

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Help for Forty Million

Contemporary medicine is able to keep HIV in check: patients taking a carefully selected combination of drugs are prevented from developing AIDS. And yet the number of new infections continues to grow, with up to 40 million people living with HIV around the world. New research into pronucleotides, conducted at the PAS Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, offers hope of potential new treatments

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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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Helping Hands of Machines

We talk to Igor Zubrycki, doctoral student at the Faculty of Robotics at the Institute of Automation at the Łódź University of Technology and winner of this year’s INTER competition of the Foundation for Polish Science, about robots supporting children on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD), artificial intelligence and dangers posed by machines.

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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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Silent Suffering in the Lab

I believe I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t. To know that the results are profitable to the race would not remove my hostility to it. The pains which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity towards it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further. Mark Twain

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Gazes at the Twinkling Stars

We established contact with “Lem” essentially right away, so we know that what we have out there is not 6 kg of orbiting junk – says Prof. Paweł Moskalik

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I play, and so I Am

Włodzimierz Zawadzki  

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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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Geological Treasure-Hunting

Learning from textbooks? Certainly not for players of “geocaching” – i.e. several million people across the world who absorb geology-related knowledge by looking for places and objects according to clues left by others.

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Poverty: a Test of Democracy

We discuss inequalities, social justice and the “two Polands” with Dr. Ryszard Sharfenberg. He studies problems of social exclusion, poverty, and social assistance, and he has written publications on social policy and the welfare state

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