60 percent adult Poles use a car for their daily travels, and three times fewer people choose public transport. Because of this, we are dealing not only with traffic jams and smog, but also changes in public space - says economic geographer Dr. Bartosz Bartosiewicz.
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.
Several projects from Poland, including the design of the new building of the Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station and the new building of the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia, are in the finals of the WAF World Building of the Year competition.