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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

Tomasz Sitarz

was asked to write a few words about himself and it blocked him. He clogged up like the import channels of the mitochondrial proteins, whose unblocking and biogenesis he studies. Out of curiosity and hunger.

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Primordial Broth

Primordial Broth
The Origins of Cellular Life

Magazine / science
With the help of a mysterious manual—and his vivid imagination—a biologist uses the metaphor of soup to explain how living cells are created. Tomasz Sitarz
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A Recipe for Death

A Recipe for Death
How the Body Ages

Magazine / science
The ageing process in the human body is the sum of various symptoms, each of which can affect living cells. Tomasz Sitarz
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Testing the Waters

Testing the Waters
A Liquid Interview

Magazine / science
Our biologist-reporter tunes in to an interview with a particle of water, who explains everything we could wish to know about its structure and properties. Tomasz Sitarz
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A Killer in Corpolis

A Killer in Corpolis
The Mystery of the Dead Cells

Magazine / science
A series of mysterious cell deaths in Corpolis bring Detective XY back for one last case – revealing an ingenious biological phenomenon in the process. Tomasz Sitarz
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Mythology and Mitochondria

Mythology and Mitochondria
An Interview with Oren Harman

Magazine / science
Oren Harman, author of “Evolution: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World”, talks about Daedalus and Icarus, the power of myths, and the role of storytelling in science. Tomasz Sitarz
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The Magic of Mushrooms

The Magic of Mushrooms
A Mycological Trip

Magazine / science
Our unmatched biologist-reporter takes a camping trip to the forest, where – after eating a freshly-picked mushroom breakfast – he ends up on the other side of the mycelium. Tomasz Sitarz
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The Book of Generation

The Book of Generation
A Creation Story

Magazine / science
Our biologist-reporter observes a story similar to the Judeo-Christian account of creation, but featuring soil, plants and fungi instead. Tomasz Sitarz
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In Rhythm with the Sun

In Rhythm with the Sun
The Body’s Biological Clock

Magazine / science
The human body has adapted to function in cycles of light and dark. Here’s what goes inside your organism during one 24-hour shift. Tomasz Sitarz
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Tesla’s Greatest Hits

Tesla’s Greatest Hits
His Most Interesting Inventions

Magazine / science
Nikola Tesla was one of the 20th century’s most pioneering inventors. What were his most interesting inventions? Tomasz Sitarz
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Of Viruses and Men

Of Viruses and Men
Biological Dreams

Magazine / science
Our fearless biologist-reporter closes his eyes and wakes up to find himself summoned to the Virus Council – chaired by none other than the notorious SARS-CoV-2. Tomasz Sitarz
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In the Clouds as in Beehives

In the Clouds as in Beehives
How Snowflakes Are Formed

Magazine / science
When, in the winter months, we see snowflakes fall from the sky, their patterns look so intricately delicate. What exactly is the secret to their hexagonal form? Tomasz Sitarz