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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

Łukasz Lamża

is a philosopher of nature who writes popular scientific articles, particularly in “Tygodnik Powszechny”. He’s specifically trained in astrophysics and cosmology, but fortunately he sometimes comes down to Earth.

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Baby Earth, Infant Sun

Baby Earth, Infant Sun
The Life of Stars and Planets

Magazine / science
What analogies and metaphors might be useful in describing the processes of planets and stars in our solar system? Łukasz Lamża
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A Long Nap in the Freezer

A Long Nap in the Freezer
A Brief History of Cryonics

Magazine / science
Want to live forever? Why not try cryonics – an expensive and unproven scientific procedure with tempting results, at least for some. Łukasz Lamża
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A Quadrillion Joules in a Biscuit

A Quadrillion Joules in a Biscuit
What Is Energy?

Magazine / science
A physicist answers one of the pressing questions of our time: how much energy is there in a biscuit? Łukasz Lamża
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Heart of Stone

Heart of Stone
Creating Life from Inorganic Matter

Magazine / science
Many creation stories describe how man was made from clay. We treat such stories as ancient myths, yet according to some chemists and biologists, life may have indeed come from clay minerals. Łukasz Lamża
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Everything Is Snow

Everything Is Snow
A Game of Astrophysics and Abstraction

Magazine / science
With a head full of astrophysics and the help of a certain method called ‘abstraction’, it’s possible to suggest that everything – including you, Dear Reader – is snow. Łukasz Lamża
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The Dilemma of an Electron

The Dilemma of an Electron
Do Elementary Particles Have Consciousness?

Reading / science
Panpsychists believe that everything, no matter how small, has consciousness. This micro-perspective extends to the most fundamental level of physics. Łukasz Lamża
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Everybody Burns

Everybody Burns
The Creative Chaos of Combustion

Magazine / science
Right now, there are over 10,000 active fires worldwide. In fact, you, Dear Reader, are burning too, and it might not be such a bad thing... Łukasz Lamża
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Of Apes and Automobiles

Of Apes and Automobiles
The Future of Self-Driving Cars

Magazine / society
Will today’s cars soon be replaced by autonomous vehicles? Technically it’s possible, but there are other obstacles. Łukasz Lamża