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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!

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Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
The Essence of the Universe
The Essence of the Universe
Magazine / society

Originally conceived in China and Polynesia, these two concepts are ubiquitous in Western popular culture. They might also reveal something universal about the human experience.

Aleksandra Woźniak-Marchewka

Magazine / science
Cosmic Transmissions (Autumn, 2021)
Cosmic Transmissions (Autumn, 2021)
Magazine / science

Our science editor delivers news from Earth and space, including cosmic holograms, spraying aerosols into the atmosphere, and tardigrades on the moon.

Łukasz Kaniewski

Magazine / science
Shrunken Giants, Swelling Dwarfs
Shrunken Giants, Swelling Dwarfs
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

Magazine / science
Dark Matters of the Universe
Dark Matters of the Universe
Magazine / science

Much of the physical world is invisible to us – none more so than the concepts of dark companions, dark matter and dark energy in astronomy.

Piotr Stankiewicz

Reading / science
‘Time Is Elastic’: Why Time Passes Faster Atop a Mountain Than At Sea Level
‘Time Is Elastic’: Why Time Passes Faster Atop a Mountain Than At Sea Level
Reading / science

The idea of 'absolute time' is an illusion. Physics and subjective experience reveal why.

Stephen Johnson

Magazine / science
Scientists Find the "Magic Number" That Links Forces of the Universe
Scientists Find the "Magic Number" That Links Forces of the Universe
Magazine / science

Researchers dramatically improve the accuracy of a number that connects fundamental forces.

Paul Ratner

Reading / science
The Universe Works Like a Huge Human Brain, Discover Scientists
The Universe Works Like a Huge Human Brain, Discover Scientists
Reading / science

A new study found similarities between the human brain and the cosmic network of galaxies.

Paul Ratner

Reading / science
Scientists Identify 24 Planets Potentially Better Suited For Life Than Earth
Scientists Identify 24 Planets Potentially Better Suited For Life Than Earth
Reading / science

The study identified superhabitable planets outside of our solar system.

Robby Berman

Reading / science
The Universe Keeps Dying and Being Reborn, Claims Nobel Prize Winner
The Universe Keeps Dying and Being Reborn, Claims Nobel Prize Winner
Reading / science

Sir Roger Penrose claims our universe has been through multiple Big Bangs, with more coming.

Paul Ratner

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

Magazine / society
This Incredible Meditation Will Help Solve Your Existential Dread
This Incredible Meditation Will Help Solve Your Existential Dread
Magazine / society

Existential dread, meet astronomical wonder.

Scotty Hendricks

Magazine / science
The Very First Stars
The Very First Stars
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

Magazine / science
Everything Is Snow
Everything Is Snow
Magazine / science

With a head full of astrophysics and the help of a certain method called ‘abstraction’, it’s possible to suggest that everything – including you, Dear Reader – is snow.

Łukasz Lamża

Magazine / culture
The Breath of the Universe
The Breath of the Universe
Magazine / culture

The Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece believed that breath played a fundamental role in structuring cosmic existence.

Paweł Janiszewski

Magazine / science
We Live Inside the Sun
We Live Inside the Sun
Magazine / science

Astronomer Paweł Preś talks about geomagnetic storms, drunk photons, and why the sun is much more powerful than we could ever imagine.

Jan Pelczar