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„No Limits” | Global warming is speeding up

| Maria Sztuka | On 18th August 2019, when Europe was being scorched by a record heat wave, in Iceland, in the vicinity of Reykjavík, a symbolic “burial” of the Ok Glacier (Okjökull) took place Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir participated in the farewell ceremony, alongside numerous government and UN representatives, scientists,
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Patent for compounds to be applied in designing new medicines

Scientists associated with the University of Silesia in Katowicach have developed a method to obtain compounds from the group of triazoles which demonstrate a broad range of biological activity, thanks to which they may be particularly significant in designing new medicines An example of such pharmaceuticals is tazobactam, administered together with selected antibiotics
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„No Limits” | The Holy Viking

| Assoc Prof Jakub Morawiec | The Viking epoch was an important time in Europe’s history, especially with regard to Scandinavia A number of new phenomena, such as the centralization of power, far-reaching trade, and Christianization, contributed to significant political, cultural, and social changes in the entire Scandinavian region They would not
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„No Limits” | Fascinating microworlds

| Agnieszka Sikora | Scanning electron microscopy is a kind of electron microscopy which uses a much shorter light beam than the wavelength of visible light, that is, a beam of electrons, in order to study the structure of a material’s surface as well as its chemical composition and is thus able
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