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Thanks to the collaboration between three Polish universities, we now understand the mechanisms behind the NS3 protease – one of the most important enzymes used by the Zika virus to develop.więcej o Polish scientists successfully analyse the Zika virus
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa were jointly presented with this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Their research brings us closer to an era of nanomachines operating on the level of individual particles.więcej o Nobel Prize 2016: Design and synthesis of molecular machines
In 2003, Lucas Asicona Ramírez from a little town in Guatemala decided to renovate his house. In a surprising turn of events, after he removed the outer layers of plaster from the walls, he beheld a series of colourful murals.więcej o The secrets of Lucas Asicona Ramírez’s house
Climate change studies allow us to make predictions about the next stages of the current climate change crisis. But how do we know, for instance, what the humidity was a hundred, a thousand or a million years ago? This time, we asked Dr Anita Bokwa from the JU Institute of Geography and Spatial Management and Kamil Kopij, a regular collaborator of www.nauka.uj.edu.pl, to explain the science behind climate change studies.więcej o How do we know what the climate was thousands of years ago?
With a tablet, it is possible to identify the symptoms of autism in 93 percent of cases, as indicated by the results of the latest study by Anna Anzulewicz from the JU Institute of Psychology and her collaborators, published by the journal Scientific Reports.więcej o A new technique to spot autism
Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are a controversial subject, frequently sparking off heated discussions between its supporters and opponents. Unsurprisingly, some scientists are fascinated by such a controversial issue. What motivates them? Where does that fascination of theirs come from? We asked Paweł Jedynak from the Department of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry.więcej o 1Question: Why are scientists working on genetically modified organisms?
Ticks, flies, mosquitoes, wasps – we know these unpleasant companions all too well. They often disturb us when we're trying to take a relaxing walk through a forest or garden. Plants usually seem to be less of a threat, but are they really? Dr Piotr Klepacki from the JU Institute of Botany describes the most common exceptions to that rule.więcej o 1Question: What are the most common dangerous plants?
Although increasingly popular, vegetarianism is by no means a new concept. It dates back at least to ancient Greeks and Romans, who devoted quite a few books to the subject. Damian Miszczyński from the JU Institute of Classics discussed our meat-avoiding ancestors.więcej o Ancient vegetarians
Over a hundred years ago, wonderfully preserved fossils have been found in a remote Canadian mountain range. What's particularly astonishing about them is the fascinating appearance of the creatures, which look a lot like extraterrestrials from science fiction movies. Prof. M. Adam Gasiński from the JU Institute of Geological Sciences talks about this extraordinary phenomenon.więcej o 1Question: What did we find in the Burgess Shale and why is it so important?