Air pollution is the fourth largest cause of premature death in the world, Dr. Piotr Dąbrowiecki from the Department of Internal Diseases, Infectious Diseases and Allergology of the Military Institute of Medicine in Warsaw told PAP. Polish research also confirms its harmful impact on health.
High-energy ion collisions at the Large Hadron Collider are capable of producing a quark-gluon plasma. But are heavy atomic nuclei really necessary for its formation? And above all: how are secondary particles later born from this plasma? Further clues in the search for answers to these questions are provided by the latest analysis of collisions between protons and protons or ions, observed in the LHCb experiment.
Pliosaurs - a group of plesiosaurs - reached great sizes much earlier than previously thought, according to research by an international team of scientists including a researcher from the Polish Academy of Sciences. The discovery sheds new light on the course of the evolution of the huge marine predators.
Three supercomputers operating at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków are included in this year's world ranking of TOP500 supercomputers. Helios, the fastest machine of this type in Poland, takes 155th place, Athena in 291st, and Ares is in the 404th place.
Only 6.4 percent of anti-vaccination accounts on X (formerly Twitter) began publishing anti-Ukrainian content after Moscow's attack on Kiev. 'It is not easy to prove that we are dealing with an organised propaganda campaign,’ says Dr. Leon Ciechanowski from the Kozminski University,
The insectivorous sundew helps scientists destroy the 'armour' that protects bacteria from antibiotics. Even the most resistant bacteria on catheters or dressing materials have a much lower chance of growing and lose their antibiotic-resistant coating when treated with an extract from selected plants.
Around 19 percent of Poles - almost one in five - have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research shows. This is much higher than the world average (approx. 5-10 percent). This is facilitated by unprocessed, transgenerational trauma dating back to World War II, explains Dr. Marcin Rzeszutek from the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Warsaw.