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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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48 results
48 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / society
Animal Persons
Animal Persons
Reading / society

Marta Bogdańska, creator of the “Shifters” art project, talks about the history of humans (mis)using animals in armed forces and intelligence agencies.

Berenika Steinberg

Magazine / science
In-gene-ious Solutions
In-gene-ious Solutions
Magazine / science

In the natural world, biological codes play an important evolutionary role in ensuring that animals communicate honestly – and continue to survive.

Szymon Drobniak

Magazine / science
Jungle Liars
Jungle Liars
Magazine / science

The natural world is full of examples of mimicry, whereby animals adapt or change their appearance in order to deceive nearby threats.

Szymon Drobniak

Magazine / science
Let’s Swarm
Let’s Swarm
Magazine / science

In May and June, honeybees migrate to a new nesting site. How do scout bees communicate potential sites in order for the colony to make a collective decision?

Łukasz Kaniewski

Magazine / science
Non-Human Admiration
Non-Human Admiration
Magazine / science

The biology of other species—their elaborate ornamentation, coloration, range of vision—suggests that it is not only humans who are capable of delighting in nature’s aesthetic pleasures.

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / science
The Quack
The Quack
Magazine / science

Zoopharmacognosy—the self-medicating behavior of birds and other animals—can teach us humans a lot about how to live in tandem with the natural world.

Szymon Drobniak

Magazine / science
The Giants of the Ice Realm
The Giants of the Ice Realm
Magazine / science

Rather than shrinking in the cold, the animal inhabitants of polar seas tend to be much larger than their temperate relations. Why might this be?

Mikołaj Golachowski

Magazine / science
Trees Die Twice
Trees Die Twice
Magazine / science

Trees not only live much longer than humans and other animals – they also die differently, piece-by-piece, in a carefully-planned process.

Szymon Drobniak

Magazine / science
Metaphors of Nature
Metaphors of Nature
Magazine / science

If only we humans would stop for a moment and observe the world around us, we might discover that there are other modes of cognition, just as fascinating as ours.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / science
Fledging Pains
Fledging Pains
Magazine / science

Just like among humans, parenting exists in the animal kingdom, too. Whether it constitutes purposeful teaching is still under debate.

Mikołaj Golachowski

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