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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!

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Watch the Documentary “The Whale”!
The Whale

Watch the Documentary “The Whale”!

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Watch the award-winning documentary “The Whale” by debutant director Iza Pająk about some strange events that took place in Warsaw in December 2017. The film was produced by PRZEKRÓJ Foundation. Enjoy!
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What Happened Before History? Human Origins
Kurzgesagt

What Happened Before History? Human Origins

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Humans. We have been around for a while now. When we think about our past we think about ancient civilizations, the pyramids, stuff like that. But this is only a tiny, tiny part of our history.
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Could Solar Storms Destroy Civilization?
Kurzgesagt

Could Solar Storms Destroy Civilization?

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The sun. Smooth and round and peaceful. Except when it suddenly vomits radiation and plasma in random directions. Should we be worried?
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What Is Intelligence? Where Does it Begin?
Kurzgesagt

What Is Intelligence? Where Does it Begin?

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Humans are proud of a lot of things, from particle accelerators, to poetry and pokemon. All of them made possible because of something humans value extremely highly: intelligence.
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Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!
Kurzgesagt

Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!

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Humans love to explore. Strangely enough even horrible places – like Mars. Let’s see how building a Mars base could work and how insanely nerve-wracking exactly it would be.

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Milk: White Poison or Healthy Drink?
Kurzgesagt

Milk: White Poison or Healthy Drink?

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In the last 10 years, milk has become slightly controversial. Some people claim that it’s indispensable, nutritious and crucial for healthy bones, while others tend to say it might cause cancer and lead to premature death. So who is right? And why do we keep drinking it?
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Loneliness
Kurzgesagt

Loneliness

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Everybody feels lonely sometimes. Why do we feel this way and what can we do about it?
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The Origin of Consciousness – How Unaware Things Became Aware
Kurzgesagt

The Origin of Consciousness – How Unaware Things Became Aware

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Consciousness is perhaps the biggest riddle in nature. In this video we explore the origins of consciousness and take a closer look on how unaware things became aware.
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Wormholes Explained – Breaking Spacetime
Kurzgesagt

Wormholes Explained – Breaking Spacetime

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Are wormholes real or are they just magic disguised as physics and maths?
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Can You Upload Your Mind & Live Forever?
Kurzgesagt

Can You Upload Your Mind & Live Forever?

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With the breathtaking explosion of innovation and progress, for the first time in human history the concept of leaving our flesh piles behind and uploading our minds into a digital utopia seems possible.
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Why Beautiful Things Make Us Happy
Kurzgesagt

Why Beautiful Things Make Us Happy

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Throughout history, the definition of beauty has changed a lot. But beyond individual and contemporary tastes, some things have never really gone out of fashion. Here’s another video by Kurzgesagt.
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How Large Can a Bacteria Get?
Kurzgesagt

How Large Can a Bacteria Get?

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Living things need a lot of different materials to keep themselves going. And they somehow need to transport them from the outside to the inside.
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The Human Era
Kurzgesagt

The Human Era

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For some two million years, the lives of our ancestors basically remained unchanged. It was around 20,000 years ago that the behaviourally modern humans began a process that would change our lifestyles forever.
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An Antidote to Dissatisfaction
Kurzgesagt

An Antidote to Dissatisfaction

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People who are grateful, no matter what for, tend to be happier and more satisfied.
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Why You Shouldn’t Want To Live Forever
After Skool

Why You Shouldn’t Want To Live Forever

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We present you with another video by After Skool.
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The Largest Star in the Universe
Kurzgesagt

The Largest Star in the Universe

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Each of us sometimes looks at the starry sky at night. Have you ever thought about which stars are the largest in the universe? Here is the answer from Kurzgesagt.
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Life, watch out!
After Skool

Life, watch out!

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Here’s an eye-opening lecture by the famous actor Jim Carrey presented by Afterskool.
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Genetic Engineering
Kurzgesagt

Genetic Engineering

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...all these things that seemed impossible suddenly become reality. A video by Kurzgesagt.
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Time: The History & Future of Everything
Kurzgesagt

Time: The History & Future of Everything

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Time is everyone’s concern. It is priceless. Everyone experiences it differently, whether thinking about the past or looking into the future.
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Optimistic Nihilism
Kurzgesagt

Optimistic Nihilism

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Human existence is sometimes scary. How can we survive without losing our heads?