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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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The Subterranean Brain of the Forest
Mind the climate

The Subterranean Brain of the Forest
How Trees Communicate

Magazine / science
The forest is full of life, not only in the green leaves that burst out of tree crowns, but also underground, where a dense collection of roots and fungi form a communication network. Maria Hawranek
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New Bed, No Sleep?
healthy living

New Bed, No Sleep?
First Night Blues

Magazine / science
The phenomenon of first night effect (FNE) often occurs when we spend the night in a new environment – and have trouble sleeping. Jakub  Bas
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How the Brain Matures

How the Brain Matures
An Interview with Marek Kaczmarzyk

Magazine / science
Biologist Marek Kaczmarzyk talks about how humans differ from chimpanzees, the problem with fractions, and whether the brain ever really matures. Aleksandra Pezda

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Paradox-free Time Travel Is 'Logically' Possible, Say Physicists
Big Think

Paradox-free Time Travel Is 'Logically' Possible, Say Physicists

Reading / science
Grandfathers, take heart. You'll survive the paradox that's been gunning for you since the 1930s. Kevin Dickinson

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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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The Basis of the Universe May not Be Energy or Matter but Information
big think

The Basis of the Universe May not Be Energy or Matter but Information

Magazine / science
For centuries, people have wondered what the universe is really made of. According to some radical scientists, information data are at the root of all that exists. Philip Perry

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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 Human Brain Builds Structures in 11 Dimensions, Discover Scientists
big think

The Human Brain Builds Structures in 11 Dimensions, Discover Scientists

Magazine / science
The human brain creates multi-dimensional nervous structures that grow and disintegrate like castles made of sand. Paul Ratner

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22nd October 1909

22nd October 1909
Anniversary of the Month

Reading / science
On this day in 1909, Poland’s most important shrine – the Jasna Góra Monastery – was broken into; the painting of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa was stolen. But who committed the theft? Adam Węgłowski
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The Very First Stars

The Very First Stars
A Journey into Space-Time

Magazine / science
Our sun has been burning for 4.5 billion years, but it was not the first of its kind – those stars belong in a corner of the universe that spans 14 billion years. Łukasz Kaniewski

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There Is No Spoon
healthy living

There Is No Spoon
The Meditative Mind

Magazine / science
The teachings of the Buddha (and the writing of secular journalist Robert Wright) can help us understand how to free ourselves from the captivity of the brain. Aleksandra Reszelska
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The whole-planet view

The whole-planet view

Magazine / science
Psychedelics offer a sense of expansive connectedness, just like astronauts have felt looking back to Earth from space. Rosalind Watts, Sam Gandy & Alex Evans

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Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction
How the Atom Was Split

Magazine / science
In the interwar period of the 20th century, a group of European physicists came together to develop the seemingly-impossible atomic energy. Not all of them were pleased with the result. Andrzej Krajewski
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The Para-Scientific Popularity of Aura

The Para-Scientific Popularity of Aura
A Journey into Morphic Resonance

Magazine / science
Aura is depicted in a variety of art and myths; it is also described by adherents of esotericism. But can it be proven scientifically? Tomasz Wiśniewski

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We Are All Colonies

We Are All Colonies
The Immune System in Action

Magazine / science
The immune system is both complex and rich; a collection of specialized cells that work together to defend our bodies from viruses and bacteria. January Weiner
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Dog or Demon?

Dog or Demon?
The Grinning Devil

Magazine / science
Known for it’s bright white smile, the Tasmanian devil is one of the weird but wonderful marsupials that inhabits the Australian continent. Szymon Drobniak

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20th September 1519

20th September 1519
Anniversary of the Month

Reading / science
On this day in 1519, Ferdinand Magellan set sail for the Maluku Islands under the banner of Spain. Yet his attempt to circumnavigate the globe was seemingly doomed from the start... Adam Węgłowski
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The Non-Neutral Scientist of Neutrons

The Non-Neutral Scientist of Neutrons
The Life of Józef Rotblat

Magazine / science
From electrician to Nobel Peace Prize laureate via work on the atomic bomb, the life of Polish physicist Józef Rotblat was full of remarkable twists and turns. Marek Górlikowski

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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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The Many Faces of Tesla

The Many Faces of Tesla
The Life of Nikola Tesla

Magazine / science
Nikola Tesla was one of history’s greatest science and technology pioneers. His biography is almost as impressive as his inventions. Jacek Świdziński