On February 19 (the birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus) Poland celebrates a new holiday, Polish Science Day in recognition of the achievements of Polish scientists. Here is our list of highlights over the last few years.
Botanists are saving a unique plant, Adenophora liliifolia (commonly called ladybells), from extinction. They sow and grow it in laboratories, and the best seeds go to the seed bank, where they are frozen in liquid nitrogen. After a few years, the seedlings from the PAS Botanical Garden will return to the Kampinos Forest.