One hundred people in Poland talked to scientists about their sources of reliable information about genetically modified food, climate change, vaccines and alternative medicine. Conclusions from the research will be collected by CONCISE project coordinators in five European countries.
The largest Polish cities, capitals of voivodships, recently had more births per woman of childbearing age than the Polish average. This unexpected evolution of birth rate is a temporary phenomenon, predicts Prof. Piotr Szukalski from the Institute of Sociology of the University of Lodz, who explains the reasons for this trend.
Environmental changes related to the introduction of intensive farming methods and urbanization were initiated as early as 6,000 years ago. New research suggests that the then human impact on the environment has been clearly underestimated, according to the latest publication in Science.
Psychologists have investigated the abusive language students use towards each other. It turns out that at school girls are more often called names related to intellect and boys - those related to sexuality. This shows which topics are important in both these groups and what hurts more, says Dr. Mikołaj Winiewski.
Criminal profiling is an investigative tool, not a scientific method, says criminal psychologist Jan Gołębiowski, commenting on the TV series "Mindhunter". He adds that the information obtained from criminals is not absolute truth, but rather useful hints during the investigation of the crime.
We are too dependent on artificial lighting, which negatively affects our mental and physical health, warns architect Dr. Karolina Zielińska-Dąbkowska from the Gdańsk University of Technology. According to the expert, when expanding cities, provisions that guarantee access to daylight should be introduced.