Two Polish researchers developed a tool that, based on Internet activity, predicted the results of parliamentary elections better than most polls, representatives of the National Information Processing Institute told PAP.
People`s effectiveness in detecting whether someone is lying or telling the truth is low (53-54%). A psychologist from Warsaw is working on a free program expected to be more effective than people in detecting lies - thanks to the use of artificial intelligence algorithms.
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.