From fractals to columnar joints, the natural world is home to many stunning patterns and regularities.
The ageing process in the human body is the sum of various symptoms, each of which can affect living cells.
In the natural world, biological codes play an important evolutionary role in ensuring that animals communicate honestly – and continue to survive.
The natural world is full of examples of mimicry, whereby animals adapt or change their appearance in order to deceive nearby threats.
In explaining quantum mechanics, the physicist Carlo Rovelli tries to combine science with the everyday experience of the world.
Edith and Frederic Clements were early pioneers in ecology and the holistic approach to nature – yet their work has not been fully appreciated until recently.
In the 19th century, the giant lily was brought from Guyana to Victorian Britain. There, gardener Joseph Paxton displayed the plant’s remarkable architectural properties.
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?
Our science editor delivers news from Earth and space, including the James Webb Space Telescope, the sun’s Nemesis, and the longest thunderbolt ever recorded.
Author and naturalist Jacek Karczewski talks about the sexual habits of birds, their symbolism in Europe, and why we must strive to describe animals in empathetic terms.
A war has been raging for billions of years, killing trillions every single day, while we don’t even notice. This war involves the single deadliest being on our planet: The Bacteriophage.
In future, it might become possible to simulate entire universes. But if this an option, how can we know that it’s not already happened?
The observable universe is a big place that has been around for more than 13 billion years. Up to two trillion galaxies made up of something like 20,000 billion billion stars surround our home galaxy. In the milky way alone scientists assume there are some 40 billion earth like planets in the habitable zone of their stars. When we look at these numbers it is hard to imagine that there is nobody else out there.
So what is the difference between you and a rock? This seems like an easy, even stupid question. But even the smartest people on earth have no idea where to draw the line between living and dead things. Which leads to mind-blowing implications. What is life after all? And is death really a thing? Lets look into it together.
The sun. Smooth and round and peaceful. Except when it suddenly vomits radiation and plasma in random directions. Should we be worried?
Everybody feels lonely sometimes. Why do we feel this way and what can we do about it?
Consciousness is perhaps the biggest riddle in nature. In this video we explore the origins of consciousness and take a closer look on how unaware things became aware.
With the breathtaking explosion of innovation and progress, for the first time in human history the concept of leaving our flesh piles behind and uploading our minds into a digital utopia seems possible.
What is the largest star in the Universe? And why is it that large? And what ARE stars anyway?
“It’s Okay to Panic”, the new film by the creators of “Smog Wars”, will be released on 1st June 2020. The film’s production was supported by PRZEKRÓJ Foundation.
Pierwszy odcinek nowej powieści Stanisława Lema opowiadającej o pierwszej wyprawie poza nasz układ słoneczny, która odbywa się jedenaście wieków później, w roku 3123.