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Scientists uncover new example of prejudice against women in science

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    Poland has EU’s highest percentage of women working in science and technology, says new report

    Poland has Europe’s highest percentage of women in the science and technology industry, a new report based on Eurostat data has found.

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    Yoga should be based on scientific evidence, says yoga researcher

    Unlike Indian yoga, academic yoga is based on scientific evidence. It uses the experiences of traditional yoga schools, but with regard to methods and techniques that can be verified in research. It is based on knowledge, not trust in the master, says yoga researcher Professor Janusz Szopa.

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    Polish Economic Institute: Global fertility is dropping faster than expected

    The latest global fertility studies indicate that the rate is dropping faster than predicted by UN forecasts, and the global population will reach its peak in 2061, i.e. 20 years earlier than originally estimated, the Polish Economic Institute reports.

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    Mind wandering supports creativity, says scientist

    For about 40 percent of the time we are not focused on what we are currently doing and our attention appears to work less effectively, says a Polish scientist investigating ‘mind wandering’. But, he adds that “mind wandering supports creative thinking”.

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    Polish astronaut on ISS to carry out psychological study prepared by University of Silesia

    The University of Silesia in Katowice has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to monitor the mental and behavioural health of astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). The test person will be a Polish astronaut.

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    Scientists investigate whether trams can help urban nature

    International research involving scientists from Poland, Germany and Brazil has been exploring why trams have an impact on biodiversity in urban areas.

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    Artificial intelligence diagnoses autism spectrum better than specialists

    Artificial intelligence diagnoses the autism spectrum better than specialists. The AI achieved sensitivity and specificity rates of 70 to 90 percent. The effectiveness of specialists ranges from 60 to a random 50 percent, says Dr. Izabela Chojnicka, assistant professor at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw.

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    High levels of existential security linked to faster secularisation, study finds

    Secularisation progresses faster in societies with a high level of existential security. It is similar in different countries, despite cultural differences and religious traditions, shows international research led by Dr. Konrad Talmont-Kamiński from the University of Bialystok.

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    Concrete, microplastics and implants will be all that remains of humanity, says geologist

    Concrete and microplastics will remain in layers corresponding to our geological period. Fillings, metal and plastic implants and plastic clothes will also survive, Professor Jan Zalasiewicz, a geologist and proponent of the establishment of the geological epoch called Anthropocene, told PAP.

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Green light for research on Polish test for early detection of endometriosis

A comparative study on the clinical usefulness of a Polish non-invasive test for the early diagnosis of endometriosis has been given a positive opinion by the Bioethics Committee of the Poznan University of Medical Sciences, the Medical Research Agency reports.