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Kraków: Over 100 days of heat a year. How is that possible?

Kraków: Over 100 days of heat a year. How is that possible?

04.12.2015
The United Nations Climate Change Conference is underway in Paris. Among other topics, the participants debate on how to decrease global temperature by 2ºC. Meanwhile, Kraków scientists published a report on the impact of climate change on the city as well as its surroundings.
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1Question: Does harsher punishment decrease crime rate?

1Question: Does harsher punishment decrease crime rate?

03.12.2015
Time and time again, we return to the discussion on the effectiveness of harsher punishments – particularly capital punishment. Does it really increase the level of public security? We asked Dr Paweł Czarnecki from the Chair in Criminal Procedure of the JU Faculty of Law and Administration.
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Genetics and crossbreeding. Let's focus on the good side

Genetics and crossbreeding. Let's focus on the good side

25.11.2015
Gene transfer from one species to another and the potential consequences of this process – these are the issues studied by Dr hab. Wiesław Babik, a biologist from the JU Institute of Environmental Sciences, winner of the National Science Centre Award.
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1Question: HPV – what's going on?

1Question: HPV – what's going on?

20.11.2015
One of the proposed participatory budgeting projects in Kraków was introducing free HPV vaccination. But did we really know what we voted for or against? In this edition of 1Question, Dr hab. Krzysztof Pyrć from the JU Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology talks about HPV – the Human Papillomavirus.
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Debt – obesity of our time?

Debt – obesity of our time?

10.11.2015
One of the most common problems of our lifestyle is… running into debts. It is a nightmare of economic overweight. The prime example of unhealthy lifestyle in this area is Greece. We interviewed Dr Magdalena Trzcionka from the JU Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations about the causes and effects of economical crisis.
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A turning point in cancer camouflage study

A turning point in cancer camouflage study

02.11.2015
In an article published by Structure, a JU research team have revealed the structure of proteins responsible for cancer camouflage.
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EDOM 2015. Maasalama, Jordan!

EDOM 2015. Maasalama, Jordan!

30.10.2015
From early September to mid October 2015, a team of JU archaeologists braved the inaccessible mountains of Jordan as part of the EDOM 2015 expedition. Read on for a summary of the team's daily research activities, featuring translated fragments of the log written by its members.
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Exploring the mysteries of the brain

Exploring the mysteries of the brain

28.10.2015
It turns out that our brain is far more flexible than we thought. Its plasticity may be responsible for the evolutionary success of Homo sapiens. The research conducted by JU psychologists seems to confirm this thesis.
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Water on Mars. What should we make of it?

Water on Mars. What should we make of it?

09.10.2015
In late September 2015, NASA declared that water may periodically appear on the surface of Mars. Dr Maciej Kania from the JU Institute of Geological Sciences sheds some light on this fascinating discovery.
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Are we nomophobes?

Are we nomophobes?

06.10.2015
Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives. Scientists have even coined the term "nomophobia" (no-mobile-phone phobia) to describe the fear of losing the possibility to use a smartphone.
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