Tag: science

Great Chemistry
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Science

Great Chemistry

It is true that alchemists did not manage to invent the elixir of life, but we owe them for the discovery of oxygen, as well as the famous phrase "only the dose makes the poison." Their search helped lay the foundations of modern science.
Aleksandra Woźniak-Marchewka
Florence in the Ascendant
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Outer Space

Florence in the Ascendant

The great minds of the Italian Renaissance were often on the side of magic and astrology. The belief in deep dependence on cosmic forces was the foundation for understanding the world . . . and also a source of great controversy.
Tomasz Wiśniewski
(Meta)physics
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Outer Space

(Meta)physics

The more science helps us explain the world, the less we need our imaginations. But fantasizing is an important pastime, so let’s embark on a bold journey to the very edge of modern physics. 
Łukasz Lamża
Nice To Err
World + People
The Other School

Nice To Err

If it were possible to eliminate all the errors in the world, take into account all circumstances and predict all consequences, then science would become unnecessary, and life would be boring and repetitive. Without mistakes, there would be no evolution or diversity. We would either be at a standstill, or completely extinct.
Szymon Drobniak
On Sensitivity
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

On Sensitivity

Human sensitivity and empathy can be studied, measured and shared—SWPS University Professor Kamila Jankowiak-Siuda discusses what science currently knows about these phenomena.
Dagny Kurdwanowska
As Old as Fear
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Nature

As Old as Fear

Being afraid of environmental threats is an essential aspect of humans’ genetic inheritance—without it, we might not be alive.
Adam Zbyryt
You’ll Never Believe It!
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Outer Space

You’ll Never Believe It!

So why has there been so much talk lately of people not believing in science? Several hundred years of science in practice, and 100% effectiveness (sooner or later) in rejecting erroneous ideas and hypotheses—are these not sufficient arguments for abandoning the notion of “faith in science” and simply trusting it?
Szymon Drobniak
The Great Stabilization
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Outer Space

The Great Stabilization

Everything that produces heat—stars, the Earth, animals—also has to find a way to control and balance its temperature.
Łukasz Kaniewski
The Mystery of the Eider
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Science

The Mystery of the Eider

Contemporary research papers are often stripped of emotion, but they needn’t be—as the joy of investigating colorful duck feathers shows.
Szymon Drobniak
Cosmic Transmissions (Spring, 2022)
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Outer Space

Cosmic Transmissions (Spring, 2022)

Our science editor delivers news from Earth and space, including the James Webb Space Telescope, the sun’s Nemesis, and the longest thunderbolt ever recorded.
Łukasz Kaniewski