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Miesiąc: marzec 2021

Is there life on Mars?
Najlepsze, Nauka

Is there life on Mars?

In order to celebrate the fact that Perseverance reached the Red Planet, I decided to write the overview of us, Terrestrians and our history with Mars. The NASA Mars Exploration Program currently has five operating missions on the Red Planet, all with the same goal: answer question “Is there life on Mars?”. But let’s start from the very beginning, shall we? God of War It is hard to say when was the first time that Mars was recorded as a wandering object on the night sky, but it is known that by 1534 BCE ancient Egyptian astronomers already knew about its retrograde motion. Later, Babylonian scientists would regularly record the position of the planet, and thus make systematic observations of its behavior. They even developed some arithmetic techniques to predict the futu...
Wywiad z Katarzyną Ramotowską, fotografką przyrody i przewodniczką po Biebrzy, nagrodzoną tytułem „Przewodnik Roku 2011”
Ekologia, Najlepsze

Wywiad z Katarzyną Ramotowską, fotografką przyrody i przewodniczką po Biebrzy, nagrodzoną tytułem „Przewodnik Roku 2011”

Jan Dobkowski: Dlaczego wybrała Pani akurat Biebrzę? Katarzyna Ramotowska: Trudno mi znaleźć jednoznaczną odpowiedź, bo jest ich kilka. Po pierwsze, od dziecka byłam mocno zafascynowana przyrodą, ale nie wiedziałam, w jakim rejonie chciałabym realizować swoje zainteresowania. Nie miałam też świadomości, że urodziłam się u źródeł Biebrzy i tam się wychowałam, a właściwie wychowały mnie biebrzańskie bagna. Siedem lat mieszkałam u dziadków i nie widywałam się z innymi dziećmi, ale przez ten czas obcowałam z przyrodą mokradeł. A jednak to, że potem wróciłam nad Biebrzę, było zbiegiem okoliczności. Kiedy zaczęłam studia w Białymstoku, okazało się, że mój uniwersytet ma swoją stację terenową w Gugnach nad Biebrzą. To właśnie tutaj, w to bogactwo przyrodnicze, trafiłam na pierwszym ro...
How the feminist movement in the 1960s in the US excluded Black women from fighting for equality
Najlepsze, Społeczeństwo

How the feminist movement in the 1960s in the US excluded Black women from fighting for equality

Women’s Rights Movement, also called the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM), was part of the “second wave” of feminism and a historically crucial social act. Unlike first-wave feminism, which involved suffragettes fighting for women’s legal rights such as the right to vote (as late as in the late 19th to early 20th century), the Women’s Liberation Movement is often regarded as ‘diverse’ because of the wide range of different aspects of women’s lives that were brought up by it. Second-wave feminists Second-wave feminists demanded equality in the areas of politics, work, the family, and sexuality, in opposition to prevailing social attitudes which favoured traditional gender roles in every one of these fields. Even though the end of World War II allowed for the service sector to de...
QAnon – the elites are eating children, again
Najlepsze, Społeczeństwo

QAnon – the elites are eating children, again

Evil elites, child murders, satan worshipping and magical life-lengthening methods have always been present in conspiracies. As early as the middle ages people have believed in blood libel, a conspiracy that accused Jews of murdering non-Jewish children in order to use their blood for religious rituals. Recently the QAnon conspiracy is gaining popularity, partly because of the involvement of its followers in the attack on the capitol. What are the contemporary faces of those centuries-old conspiracies? What is QAnon? QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theory. Its followers believe that “the elites”, which most often means the media, the government or the rich, run the world. Sounds familiar and not shocking at all. However, QAnon’s most important belief is that those elites eng...