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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!

Science

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Chatty Nature

Chatty Nature
Communication in the Animal World

Magazine / science
From mewing to singing and imitating human speech, the animal world is home to all sorts of communication methods. But can we really refer to this as language? Mikołaj Golachowski
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The World Is a Larch

The World Is a Larch
The Narrative Symbolism of Trees

Magazine / science
In many cultures and languages, trees – their roots, trunks and branches – carry great narrative significance. Michał Książek
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Ally Girls
Mind the climate

Ally Girls
Young Indigenous Environmental Activism

Magazine / society
Three teenage girls from the Indigenous communities of the Americas are raising environmental awareness all around the world. Aleksandra Lipczak

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Roots That Heal
healthy living

Roots That Heal
Indigenous Medicine in the Amazon

Magazine / society
In the face of a global health crisis, the Secoya – an Indigenous peoples living in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon – have turned to the Amazon rainforest for help. Sylwia Niemczyk
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Three Exercises for Focusing the Mind
healthy living

Three Exercises for Focusing the Mind

Magazine / society
A psychologist suggests three mindfulness exercises that can help focus your mind. Magdalena Róża Skoczewska
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Felix Culpa

Felix Culpa

Media / Photo
“Felix Culpa” is a series of personal collages by Jagoda Valkov. In her works, the artist combines photographs from her family archive and albums belonging to other members of the Families of Nazareth Movement (within which Valkov was raised) with contemporary symbolic graphics. Here we have processed memories of adolescence and 13 years of life within a religious organization.
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A Tart but Tasty Delight
healthy living

A Tart but Tasty Delight
A Recipe for Currant Ice Cream

Magazine / society
Currants – in their red and black varieties – may be tart, but are full of flavour and nutrition. They also make the perfect partner for summer ice cream. Michał Korkosz
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How Encyclopaedias Die

How Encyclopaedias Die
Indigenous Americans and the Pandemic

Magazine / society
The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. As a result, unique cultures and languages are dying out. Julia Fiedorczuk

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Shrunken Giants, Swelling Dwarfs

Shrunken Giants, Swelling Dwarfs
The Life Cycle of Stars

Magazine / science
The life cycle of stars is truly spectacular, often involving the creation of immense mass and the unimaginable movement of energy – at least from our earthly perspective. Piotr Stankiewicz
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The aquarium

The aquarium

Media / Photo
Jean Gaumy, "The aquarium", 1987, New York City, Coney Island, USA
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The Minds Of Plants
aeon

The Minds Of Plants

Magazine / science
From the memories of flowers to the sociability of trees, the cognitive capacities of our vegetal cousins are all around us. Laura Ruggles
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Qualities of Earth
healthy living

Qualities of Earth

Magazine / society
‘Allotment earth is like the cache on a public computer, it holds too much information.’ Rebecca May Johnson

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We Are Nature
aeon

We Are Nature

Magazine / science
Spinoza helps diagnose the bad ideas and sad passions that preclude us from a finer relationship with the natural world. Beth Lord
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Frankenstein, the Baroness, and the Climate Refugees of 1816
Mind the climate

Frankenstein, the Baroness, and the Climate Refugees of 1816

Magazine / society
It is two hundred years since “The Year Without a Summer”, when a sun-obscuring ash cloud – ejected from one of the most powerful volcanic eruptions in recorded history – caused temperatures to plummet the world over. Gillen D’Arcy Wood

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Nature-deficit Disorder: What Kids Lose By Not Experiencing the Outdoors Enough
big think

Nature-deficit Disorder: What Kids Lose By Not Experiencing the Outdoors Enough

Magazine / society
Research explains the positive impact and health benefits of children spending more time in nature. Jaimee Bell

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Earth’s Hidden Continent Zealandia Finally Recognized
big think

Earth’s Hidden Continent Zealandia Finally Recognized

Reading / science
After decades of research and analysis of geoscience data, the seventh largest geological continent officially exists. Teodora Zareva

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Quantum Tunnels Show How Particles Can Break the Speed of Light
Quanta

Quantum Tunnels Show How Particles Can Break the Speed of Light

Reading / science
Recent experiments show that particles should be able to go faster than light when they quantum mechanically “tunnel” through walls. Natalie Wolchover/Quanta Magazine
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When Worldviews Collide: Why Science Needs To Be Taught Differently
big think

When Worldviews Collide: Why Science Needs To Be Taught Differently

Reading / science
Science doesn’t exist in a cultural and existential vacuum and its teaching shouldn’t either. Marcelo Gleiser

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Daily Grace
aeon

Daily Grace

Magazine / society
Everyday rituals are ephemeral prayers, a hint to the gods for protection, encircling life like a fragrant garland. Jay Griffiths
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Only Connect
aeon

Only Connect

Magazine / society
Buddhism and ecology both refuse to separate the human and natural worlds – and demand that we act accordingly. David P. Barash