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.
Persistent contemplation of one`s own problems - called rumination - is a mechanism of dealing with emotions. Why do some people, for example those who struggle with depression or anxiety disorders, abuse rumination? Psychologist Dr. Monika Kornacka researches this issue, among other things by following the eyes of ruminating people.
Singing improves concentration, mood and is a good way to overcome barriers; it can help people at every stage of life, says the winner of the Polish edition of FameLab, phoniatrist Dr. Ewelina Sielska-Badurek. She suggests how to eliminate some of the problems associated with singing.
When it comes to genetics, people have much more in common than there are differences between them. The genomes of a Ukrainian, a Pole or a Slovak are indistinguishable. A DNA test only makes sense if you want to verify the hypothesis about an ancestor from distant parts of the world, says Prof. Paweł Golik.