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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.

The science of football

What is a football match for a mathematician? The answer is: ‘A single division of a unit interval into two equal sets’. But for sports fans, it’s a lot more: it’s a heroic fight until the end. How do we compare these seemingly irreconcilable frames of mind?

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Learning how to learn

A short guide for those who would rather spend September enjoying last weeks of holidays than struggling with resit exams.

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iPlasticity – rejuvenation of the brain?

Can the brain of an adult regain the learning capability of a child? The answer seems to be positive. The phenomenon known as iPlasticity, investigated by Eero Castrén from the University of Helsinki, is related to the use of antidepressant drugs, which can help a mature brain regain its “youthful” plasticity.

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Legal dilemmas of the future

Modern technological advancements come at a very rapid pace. In fact, they happen so overwhelmingly fast that we urgently need to update laws related to most aspects of our daily lives. In his recent book, Kamil Mamak, a PhD candidate from the JU Faculty of Law and Administration, tries to tackle the issue of the possible future changes in regulations aimed to reflect the development of technology.

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What exactly is plant crossbreeding?

Many of the plants we know today have been created by man through the lengthy process of crossbreeding. We wouldn’t be able to enjoy a lot of fruit and vegetables without botanists and their selection methods. We asked Dr Piotr Klepacki from the JU Botanical Garden to elaborate on the issue.

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