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ERC grants: workshops with members of the ERC Scientific Council

How to write a winning grant proposal? How are research proposals evaluated? Members of the ERC Scientific Council, awarding prestigious grants, will personally talk about it during workshops organized by the Polish Academy of Sciences on October 24 in Warsaw. Registration open till October 10th!

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Will Poland soon witness the loss of 75% of its trees?

Scientists now recognize that the rapid climate change now observed in the world is being caused by greenhouse gases – primarily carbon dioxide and methane, generated by industry, thermal power plants, transportation, agriculture and households. Ominous forecasts regarding the impact of this phenomenon are becoming clearer day by day.

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Will 75% of trees disappear from Polish forests? PAS expert explains

Recently there has been a lot of media coverage about forest forecasts. The media are reporting, citing the PAS scientists, that 75% of trees may disappear in the next few decades. "We are not threatened by deforestation, but rather the displacement of one species by another, and in consequence a revolutionary change in ecosystems" – emphasized Assoc. Prof. Andrzej M. Jagodziński, director of the PAS Institute of Dendrology.

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After EU Elections: What future for Europe?

The participants of the scientific meeting that took place on May 28 at the University of Warsaw sought the answer to this question. Assoc. Prof. Małgorzata Molęda-Zdziech, director of the Polish Science Contact Agency PolSCA in Brussels was one of its participants.

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Recruitment to Doctoral School Warsaw-4-PhD

Nencki Institute announces recruitment to Warsaw Doctoral School of Natural and BioMedical Sciences Warsaw-4-PhD. The school offers education in 4 scientific disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, and medicine. 

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African Swine Fever - the Role of Science Advice

Polish Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) and Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs organised a workshop entitled “African Swine Fever – the Role of Science Advice”. The event took place on 6 June 2019 in Warsaw. It focused on science to science and science-government collaboration on ASF containment.

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The universal beauty of the mountains can be seen in graphs

Mountains have character. The continuous gentle, wavy hills and wide valleys of the Carpathians, Appalachians or lower parts of the Alps contrast strongly with the soaring peaks, ragged ridges and deep ravines of the high Tatra mountains and Pyrenees, which are, in turn, different from the inaccessible, snow-covered Himalayan or Andean giants, along whose slopes flow long tongues of glaciers instead of water. Beneath this great diversity, however, lies a surprisingly similar structure.

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Mobile app Arctic Explorer Game - smart entertainment for everyone

As many as 88% of the population declares that they have access to the Internet at least once a day via smartphone or tablet. On average, we use 10 applications per day. Mobile technologies have irrevocably grown into our everyday life and have quickly become an educational tool, as well as a way to reach millions of users. It’s also becoming a significant mean of science communication. This is not overlooked by institutions all over the world: NASA is harnessing this trend by providing an app through which we can have an insight into the International Space Station - ISS.

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