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We talk to Dr. Bogdan Jaroszewicz, head of the Białowieża Geobotanical Station of the University of Warsaw, about how planned logging in the Białowieża Forest will damage not only the forest itself but also Poland’s image around the globe.

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Whispers in the Forest – 2
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Counting Three Million Diabetics 1
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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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Movement and Mystery

We talk about mobility and index theory with Dr. Piotr Nowak, who received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council for a project entitled “Rigidity of groups and higher index theory.”

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A Dark Wellspring

For every highest spiritual matter, there is a corresponding key on the keyboard of the body. Zofia Nałkowska, “Count Emil”

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Class Counts in Poland

The pursuit of the core values that are key to different social cases can hinder dialogue and even lead to conflict – Dr. Przemysław Sadura warns

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Magic Plus Marketing

The Polish Academy of Sciences’ newly-created Bureau for Scientific Excellence will be focusing on helping researchers file ERC grant applications. The Academy has a big role to play here, because we pursue fundamental research and have certain advantages that other institutions do not – says Prof. Paweł Rowiński, Vice-President of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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Freedom of Choice

Making an informed decision to have a severely disabled child is a beautiful choice many people will regard as heroic. But we mustn’t demand heroism from everyone – Prof. Jacek Zaremba points out

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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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Getting to the Bottom of “Discourse”

The term “discourse,” nowadays elevated to the status of a buzzword, appears in many different contexts in public life and conveys varying meanings. But this process may turn it into a meaningless phrase (or may have already done so). So what is discourse analysis all about?

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At Tongue’s End

Włodzimierz Zawadzki  

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Counting Three Million Diabetics 2

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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Time Passing in the Dark

When we journey into the mysterious subterranean world of caves as tourists, we usually admire the amazing variety of shapes and colors and listen to legends told by guides. Rarely, however, do we ask ourselves how old such caves really are, how quickly they were formed, how they continue to develop, or how they grow old

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Sensing Fire Under the Floor

Małgorzata Godlewska from the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities defines intuition, explains how it works and what stimuli help us tap into its potential.

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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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Not Just for Art’s Sake

Researchers study fossils for the sake of pure science, because they speak volumes about the world around us and its ancient history. But frequently, such “pure” research yields far wider benefits

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Tapping Deep into Public Emotions

On the one hand, shale gas extraction has been portrayed as the future of Poland’s energy sector, and on the other, as an undertaking potentially harmful to the natural environment that might spark public protests. Why are opinions on this issue so widely disparate?

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