Researchers from Poland document medicinal plants used in the Peruvian Amazon. The project may allow to discover plants that will be new to science, says Dr. Monika Kujawska from the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Lodz.
Meteorological measurements on Śnieżka (1602 m above sea level), the highest peak of the Karkonosze Mountains, have been conducted without interruption for nearly 140 years. Today, eight people work at the High Mountain Meteorological Observatory of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, and the measurements carried out on Śnieżka are part of the global meteorological observation system.
Even if we start caring for the environment now and farmers start using less fertilizers, from which biogenic substances get into the soil and then into the waters, the Polish rivers and the Baltic Sea will still be polluted for several more decades - says environmental physicist Dr. Przemysław Wachniew from AGH-UST.
EU Member States should be able to express their willingness to grow GM crops and not, as the current regulations require, report that they do not want to produce GM plants authorized by the EU. An expert group proposes a change of regulations in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
The eruption of Thera volcano, which destroyed the Minoan culture and changed the climate, could happen earlier than it was thought - scientist from Toruń believes. His research may change the chronology of the Bronze Age of the cradle of our civilization - the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.
Can a carbon dioxide molecule be bent with metal atoms and converted into something chemically useful? How to influence the gas to make it more susceptible to chemical transformation? Studies on CO2, as well as structural analysis of proteins - such as pancreatic digestive enzymes - are enabled by analytical technique called mass spectrometry.