Biodiversity is a natural 'vaccine' that protects us against pathogens. Preserving biodiversity and reducing human contact with animals can limit the spread of pathogens. Professor Piotr Skubała from the University of Silesia in Katowice writes about the role of science in the fight against the pandemic.
With fossil fuels projected to run out by the end of the 21st century, European scientists and companies have joined forces to develop artificial photosynthesis devices which can produce fuels (or chemicals needed in industry) using not oil or fossil coal, but sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.
Director of the Institute of Zoology at the Poznań University of Life Sciences, Professor Piotr Tryjanowski, talks about the probable source of SARS-Cov-2 virus, the role of man in the spread of zoonotic viruses and the uniqueness of bats that not only carry viruses, but also cope with them well.