Light at night makes bats an easier prey for predators, such as owls. This is such a big threat that in equatorial climates, bats limit their activity during the full moon. Meanwhile, researchers have now shown that bats in Poland are completely unconcerned by the Moon's glow during swarming. Where do these differences come from?
Scientists intend to block a certain receptor in prostate cancer cells that is responsible for its growth. Known as 5-HT5AR, the receptors near the tumour increase the amount of serotonin, a neurotransmitter called the happiness hormone. However, serotonin also promotes the development of cancer and leads to metastases.
The bones of a cave lion, a mammoth and reindeer antlers have been discovered by archaeologists working in Cave Raj (Świętokrzyskie). The aim of the research project is the analysis and detailed reconstruction of climatic and environmental changes that occurred in prehistory in southern Poland.
‘More and more people are affected by the so-called technostress. It has various aspects - from the abundance of terrifying news and the pressure of having the latest gadgets, to social isolation, digital exclusion and fear of the future. It will probably get worse,’ Dr. Konrad Maj from SWPS University tells the Polish Press Agency (PAP).
Creating an immortal battery is not yet possible, but scientists are trying to design it to age more slowly. Professor Krzysztof Fic from the Poznań University of Technology has received an ERC Proof of Concept grant for a project related to the ageing of batteries used in personal electronics.