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Science, coffee, travel. Introducing a new science communication project

25.08.2015
Z naukowcami o nauce (Researchers on research) is the tentative title of an upcoming science communication project: a publication composed of a series of nearly 40 interviews with Jagiellonian University scholars. We present to you a preview of one of those interviews, in which Dr Piotr Żabicki talks to Prof. Ryszard Laskowski from the Institute of Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences). Prof. Laskowski conducts research on the impact of industrial pollution and pesticides on microorganisms responsible for basic biogeochemical processes and animal populations (particularly invertebrates).
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1Question: How do plants cope with weather extremes?

03.08.2015
Paweł Jedynak from the JU Department of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry talks about how plants deal with extreme heat and excess of water.
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History and legend - the truth about the most famous Carpathian robber

27.07.2015
It is difficult to find out why Jánošík became so famous. It seems that the question is of an ethnological rather than a historical nature, as historical sources do not point to any facts that would make him stand out from numerous leaders of robber bands who roamed Carpathian mountains throughout centuries.
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In the dominion of Edom

10.07.2015
JU archaeologists suspect they will be able to find traces of human civilisation - from the stone age to ancient Rome - near At-Tafilah (Jordan).
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Looking without seeing: the shades of consciousness

03.07.2015
Why is it that we sometimes notice there is a cat sitting on a windowsill, while other times we fail to see it, even though it was there? The research of JU psychologists explains how the unconscious becomes conscious.
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"They measured us. They asked about our diseases. They examined everything"

27.05.2015
The results of a recent investigation of the Institut für Deutsche Ostarbeit revealed some previously unknown facts about the Nazi racial segregation in the area of Podhale. The research team is composed of scholars from the JU Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, led by Dr Małgorzata Maj and Dr Stanisława Trebunia-Staszel.
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Why do we need males?

27.05.2015
The research conducted at the University of East Anglia in collaboration with the Jagiellonian University brings us closer to solving one of the greatest mysteries of life.
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1Question: How to measure planets and stars?

20.05.2015
What can we learn by studying radiation (including light) coming to Earth from space? Prof. Marek Urbanik from the JU Astronomical Observatory, a specialist in the area of galactic magnetism, sheds light on his research.
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