Scientists from the Alfred Jahn Cold Regions Research Centre of the University of Wrocław (UWr) are investigating places with a high risk of future tsunami waves. Scientists plan to prepare recommendations for local communities on how to mitigate the effects of geohazards connected to climate change.
One hundred and twenty years ago, Maria Skłodowska-Curie and her husband Piotr Curie received the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the phenomenon of radioactivity and research on it. The other half of the prize went to Henri Becquerel, who was the first to observe the penetrating radiation of uranium ore. Skłodowska was the first woman to be honoured in this way.
Scientists have proven that 800-year-old pedunculate oaks can be multiplicated by the in vitro cloning method. Previously, this was only possible for up to 300 years old oaks. Their work will enable the preservation and protection of the genetic resources of valuable specimens growing in Poland.
Archaeologists working in Mongolia have discovered traces of human activity from the early Holocene, including well-preserved hearths, pottery and ostrich egg products. The data they have obtained may play an important role in research on the spread of Homo sapiens in this area.