The „Academia” magazine was founded on the initiative of Professor
Andrzej B. Legocki, a President of the Polish Academy of Sciences in
2003 – 2006. In the beginning it was published only in English as a
reply to the growing demand for a current information on the Polish
Academy of Sciences` activities, expressed by foreign scientists and
Poles living abroad and interested in Polish science.
Since 2005 the magazine is published both in Polish and English.
The „Academia” is an exceptional - on the Polish market - scientific
magazine for the general public, propagating achievements of Polish
scientists here and abroad. Authors of articles in „Academia” explain
their subject in a way that is accessible not only for all sorts of
academics but also for students, pupils and all other readers interested
in scientific topics for the general public.
The ability to deceive others has appeared relatively recently in the evolutionary process. Deceptive behavior is a skill possessed by sophisticated animals, and it developed independently in several different species.
Discs: these round, flattened objects have been widely associated with athletics competitions since the Antiquity. Thrown correctly, they spin through the air, and the low friction around them means they can travel a long way. But that's not why discs are important in contemporary astrophysics - here we are interested in the energy they give off.
Machine linguistic tools are now so widespread that we barely notice them. But we don't like to conform to their whims - rather, we want them to adapt to us, to start to understand what we say or write, be it in English, Polish, or otherwise. This requires effective text analysis methods, and digital tools are becoming increasingly sophisticated in response.
Time perception is a key function of the human mind. Its disruption can lead to difficulties in many areas of our cognition, including language communication. Our research has managed to repair damaged "neural clocks" in people who have difficulties in language communication.
Females of most species cannot rely on their mates to help raise their young, so they strive to at least get the best possible genes for their offspring. But how do males communicate that they are good father material?
On 30 September 2013, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education announced the results of the latest evaluation of Poland's scientific institutions. A new categorization method, aiming to build on past experiences, has been used.
What would today's world be like without telephones, MP3 players, GPS navigation, television, digital cameras, microwaves, washing machines, fridges, television decoders, game consoles, and credit cards? Fortunately we do not even have to imagine it, thanks to Jan Czochralski and his pioneering method of growing single crystals.
In the future, medical students will be rewarded for knowing how to access information in real time and find the solution to the problem confronting them. The key role of medical school faculty will be to teach them how to do so - says Darrell G. Kirch.
International efforts should be initiated to address the problem of the threatened physician- scientist career path. Comparative study should be undertaken to understand differences amongst countries in terms of the current issues that confront physician-scientists - says Andrew I. Schafer.