Enceladus - Saturn's moon - hides an ocean under the ice, in which conditions could be sufficient for life, NASA announced. "To search for life, we do not even have to leave the Solar System" - commented astronomy promoter Karol Wójcicki in an interview with PAP.
Geneticists from Szczecin examined the remains of the early 16th century Mazovian princes Janusz and Stanisław. The researchers determined that one of these members of the Piast dynasty had a haplogroup of the Y chromosome characteristic of the Germans or Celts.
Although one chicken egg contains an acceptable daily dose of cholesterol, a healthy person can safely eat three eggs in a day, and occasionally - even more. Cholesterol from eggs is metabolised differently than that produced by the human liver - explain experts from WULS-SGGW.
In medical diagnostics, the importance of genetic code assays is growing day by day and modern molecular biology could not do without it. Current DNA analysis techniques, however, are far from perfect. Working on a record high speed genetic research tool Curiosity Diagnostics, a spin-off company of the Warsaw Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and part of the Scope Fluidics group, has developed a new method of DNA analysis, combining the key advantages of the two c
7 days without Internet - this task has been undertaken by a group of employees and students of the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow. They want to check whether they are addicted to the web, and how the experiment will affect their work and personal life.
Researchers in the GERDA experiment international team are still looking for evidence that the neutrino can be its own antiparticle. And they beat the next records in the accuracy of measurements. Team member, physicist at the Jagiellonian University, talks about the study described in a publication in Nature.
The engine that drives us to take risks is, among other things, the dopamine system in our brain. Fortunately, we also have pretty good brakes, such as the amygdala. It keeps the dopamine system in check and allows us to analyse the situation instead of thoughtlessly taking a risk.
Polish students from the team Hyper Poland want to build a prototype Hyperloop capsule, which would allow to travel the distance from Gdańsk to Zakopane in 43 minutes. They need support from Internet users to carry out their project.
If DNA was not properly and accurately coiled in our cells, it would probably make quite a mess there! Researchers from Adam Mickiewicz University have investigated the role of the spools on which the genes are coiled. It turns out that these structures play an important, previously unknown role in both activation and deactivation of genes.