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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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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
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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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Keep Your Fasciae Healthy!
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Keep Your Fasciae Healthy!
The Body’s Universal Connector

Magazine / science
Fasciae, the connective tissue that envelopes all of our internal organs, is one of the body’s last mysteries. Slowly but surely, its importance to our health is becoming clearer. Marcin Kozłowski
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What’s in a Joke?

What’s in a Joke?
An Interview with Marcin Napiórkowski

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Humour scholar Marcin Napiórkowski talks about jokes in antiquity, liberal and conservative humour, and the importance of laughter. Jan Pelczar

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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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Good Job, Mr Beaver

Good Job, Mr Beaver
In Praise of a Glorious Rodent

Magazine / science
Beavers are remarkable creatures. Not only are their unique teeth a beautiful feat of nature, but they also play an important ecological role. Mikołaj Golachowski

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27th August 1939

27th August 1939
Anniversary of the Month

Reading / science
On this day in 1939, Poland was on the brink of war with Germany. But the country was also celebrating a famous victory over the footballing stars of Central Europe, Hungary. Adam Węgłowski
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The Rhythm of the Night
healthy living

The Rhythm of the Night
How Music Can Help with Insomnia

Reading / science
Everyday stress and anxiety increasingly pervade our waking lives; at night-time, too, they can lead to sleeplessness. Can music help us tune out from insomnia? Enis Yucekoralp

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A Marriage of Glaciers

A Marriage of Glaciers
Water Conservation in the Mountains

Reading / science
In the high-altitude region of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, local villagers have devised a novel solution to water scarcity – grafting their own glaciers. Klaudia Khan
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Radiate and Drink

Radiate and Drink
Nature’s Heat Survival Strategies

Magazine / science
On hot summer days, we might hide inside the cool confines of our house. For many flora and fauna, such a luxury is impossible – they have their own biological techniques. Szymon Drobniak

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Earth Alienation

Earth Alienation
Hannah Arendt on Outer Space

Reading / science
Earlier this year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its first human passengers into space. What might an essay written by Hannah Arendt in the 1960s tell us about the commercialization of outer space? Shoaib Shafi