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The JU science communication unit frequently conducts interviews with Jagiellonian University experts and specialists from various fields, discussing interesting issues related to the world, civilisation, culture, history, biology, medicine, chemistry, and many more. Below you will find the latest five articles translated into English.

Other-race effect. Why do people of different races look the same to one another?

‘I can still remember how difficult it was for me to discern between different characters from Asian martial arts films’, writes Joanna Malinowska, winner of the Scientific Award given by the Philosophy in Practice journal.

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Liver model created by JU student shows how 3D printing revolutionises medicine

Complicated operations on internal organs will soon become much easier thanks to the technology developed by Jan Witowski, a student of the Jagiellonian University Medical College.

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Immortality in just 30 years?

Ray Kurzweil, an influential futurist, the man who correctly predicted the advent of wireless Internet access, has prophesised a new, revolutionary vision of the future: from 2045 and onwards, people will be able to live forever. This can’t be true, can it? Does Kurzweil have any compelling arguments to support his claim?

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This is not science-fiction, time crystals really exist

The concept of time crystals sounds like something straight from a science fiction novel. You couldn’t be more wrong. Quantum time crystals have already been created at the laboratories of the University of Maryland and Harvard University. Their existence was earlier predicted by Prof. Krzysztof Sacha from the Jagiellonian University.

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5,000 years ago in the Nile Delta

In March 2017, researchers from the JU Institute of Archaeology began another season of excavations in Egypt, at the Tell el-Murra site located in the eastern part of the Nile Delta.

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