The COVID-19 pandemic has brought various changes to everyday life – for example, in our shopping practices. How do today’s supermarket queues compare to those under communism in Poland?
In Poland, a number of folk remedies exist for treating common health ailments. Far from being useless, these remedies do have health properties and help people deal with the drag of being unwell.
Minsk, the capital of Belarus, is ranked among the top three cleanest cities worldwide. On the surface, this is certainly true. But is this a good thing? And what happens when we peek underneath its shiny veneer?
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we keep hearing that we are living in the ‘new normal’. But how exactly have previous pandemics changed world history?
Earlier in April, the marshes of the Biebrza Valley and Wetlands started to burn. The wildfire has devastated the flora and fauna of Poland’s largest national park – and it’s only the beginning.
In a small Slovakian village lived a local cobbler, József Balogh. He was a seemingly unremarkable man, yet the folk art he created outside his house was a joy to behold.
For those scientists and technical staff who work on the Antarctic – 1000 kilometres from the nearest shop and with challenging weather conditions – isolation at their research stations can be a testing experience.
American acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton takes us on a sound trip to the first quiet park on Earth, where we can hear the gentle sounds of the Zabalo River, nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest.
Warmia-Masuria is the home of the Polish lake district and a popular holiday destination. Yet among its rivers and swamps – even in the houses of its locals – live all sorts of menacing creatures...
As mapmakers began to get a better and better sense of the earth's geography, some of the more playful amongst them, as well as some new to the art, turned their attentions to charting more ambiguous lands — creating maps that depicted ideas as places and the machinations of the mind and heart as a journey.