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Analogue games as the cure for post-COVID fog | Research by Tomasz Kopczyński, PhD

| Olimpia Orządała | Many people who suffered from COVID-19 complain of brain fog. It is a syndrome of neurological symptoms consisting of, e.g. impaired concentration and short-term memory, disorientation, and fatigue. Brain fog can occur in various diseases such as auto-immune diseases, borreliosis, neurosis, or chronic fatigue syndrome. Recently, it is often heard as...

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How has the pandemic affected inmates’ lives? Research by A. Jaworska-Wieloch, PhD

| Olimpia Orządała | Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the entire world introduced numerous restrictions to counteract the spread of the harmful virus. Schools were closed, remote work was introduced, facemasks and keeping social distancing were recommended. The restrictions affected each of us, including inmates in penitentiary units. During the pandemic, various types of correctional...

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“No Limits” | New York. A wounded city

The area of New York City destroyed by the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, now referred to as Ground Zero, continues a process that goes back to the earliest traces of human civilizational activity. Here you can trace, layer by layer, the historical changes that have taken place in the area, and new buildings...

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World Oceans Day

|Katarzyna Juszkiewicz|   The seas and oceans cover 71% of the Earth’s land surface and are inhabited by millions of species. Ocean plants, mainly algae, produce 70-80% of the oxygen and it is to them, and not to trees, that we owe fresh air. Today we celebrate World Oceans Day. The Day was established at...

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Burning post-mining heaps

| Małgorzata Kłoskowicz | The image of post-mining heaps is permanently inscribed in the landscape of Silesia. The landfill, which is not easy to hide, is created by human mining activities and is saturated with many compounds that are toxic to both humans and the environment. It turns out, however, that there are microorganisms that...

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