Nearly 80 candidates entered this year's 17th edition of the Popularizer of Science competition. In the first stage, the Competition Jury selected 23 finalists. In the second stage, the jury selected competition winners in five categories as well as the Grand Prize winner, and awarded two special mentions. The editors of PAP - Science in Poland also granted the special Tomasz Trzciński Award.
Persistent feeling of being a terrible parent, a sense of alienation, 'stigma' - this is how parents of children with autism spectrum disorders often think of themselves. Anna Pyszkowska, a psychologist from the University of Silesia, adds that stereotypes strongly affect such self-stigma.
In commemoration of the '500th Discovery of the Strait of Magellan', the Chilean government has awarded Polish astronomer, Professor Andrzej Udalski, a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and an employee of the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw.
In an interview with PAP, astrobiologist Dr. Janusz Pętkowski from MIT who is one of the scientists to discover phosphine in Venus's clouds, says: “Either we do not understand the chemistry of rocky planets, or we have the first potential suggestion that there is life in the clouds of Venus.”