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ACADEMIA - The magazine of the Polish Academy of Sciences | 2020 | Nr 1 (65) Tenderness |

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Olga Tokarczuk is among the pioneers exploring a certain turn towards emotions, artistic efforts that value sensation over thought.

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Eliza Kącka

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On the question when mammals first started to rear their offspring, the jury is still out. Was such care-giving behavior actually inherited from our reptilian ancestors?

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Tomasz Sulej

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Elusive phenomena such as the parental care habits of prehistoric animals would seem to be forever inaccessible to paleontological research. However, new spectacular finds offer some deeper insight into such behavior.

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Łukasz Czepiński

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Metaphysical tenderness does exist – it lies at the core of joyful acceptance of all manifestations of life on both sides of our skin and determines our zest for life, perhaps to a greater extent than money, fame, or origin.

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Marcin Fabjański

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Painter and graphic designer Rafał Olbiński explains how art motivates us to be better people and why good manners are worth more than laws.

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Rafał Olbiński

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Marta Wrzosek from the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw talks about the fascinating and complex world of fungi and examines the complicated role of language in science popularization.

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Marta Wrzosek

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For many years, people’s perceptions of wolves had nothing to do with actual knowledge about wolf biology and ecology. What can close observations of wolf families teach us about these mammals? Should we give wolves names? And why don’t they need our empathy?

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Roman Gula
Katarzyna Bojarska

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The word “sensitivity” has many meanings, ranging from more mundane technical senses, to meanings specific to statistics and machine learning, all the way to the most human understanding of the concept – that of tender emotions.

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Maciej Komosiński

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What does it take to secure a foothold in the global high-tech market and keep such a business afloat? We can look at the experiences of other companies to find proven solutions and answers to the most important questions.

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Krzysztof Chrzanowski

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Highly sensitive devices such as the SHRIMP IIe/MC ion microprobe help scientists to make precise measurements of past time-scales, paleoclimatic temperatures, and much more.

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Zbigniew Jan Czupyt

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Blockchain technology may soon profoundly transform the economic, financial, and legal reality of entire societies and even systems of government. But is this new financial instrument (a new form of ”tender,” in the sense of money offered for payment) sensitive only to the rules of free-market economics, or also to human rights and sensibilities? Whose needs will determine the direction of change: those of ordinary people, or the financial elite?

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Krzysztof Piech

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Psychotherapist and psycho-oncologist Justyna Pronobis-Szczylik talks about the need for tenderness and the insensitivities of the healthcare system.

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Justyna Pronobis-Szczylik

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Why is the word “tenderness” rarely mentioned in the Bible? Can we make any judgement about God’s tenderness? We talk to Father Tadeusz Dola, Professor Emeritus of Theology and head of the Theological Sciences Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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Tadeusz Dola

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Photography has a special way of bestowing extraordinary meaning on ordinary subjects – we discuss it with Izabela Łapińska from the Leon Schiller National Film School in Łódź.

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Izabela Łapińska

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Sensors designed by Polish engineers help detect traces of life beyond Earth. Adam Piotrowski of Vigo System tells us what else these devices can do.

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Adam Piotrowski

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Astronomers are charting out a radio map of the sky, showing hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies.

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Błażej Nikiel-Wroczyński

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