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Past inscribed in stone mounds

Michał Sobala, PhD, in the Żywiec Beskids | photo: Dawid Wojtyła | Maria Sztuka | The Beskid Mountains are the youngest mountain range in Poland – they erected around 20 mln years ago. For comparison, the Świętokrzyskie mountains erected much earlier – more than 500 mln years ago. The Carpathians, which include the Beskids, are...

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A Non-Indifferent Poet | Research of Prof. Maciej Tramer

As a 7-year-old child he sees the events of 1905, keeping in memory not so much the workers’ rebellion as the implementation of what they were fighting for – the establishment of Polish-language schools. He uses this privilege and studies in his mother tongue legally. A few years later he takes part in the secret...

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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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