People with a low sense of sociopolitical control, for example those who do not believe that they have any influence on politics, do not always decide not to vote in elections. Their political apathy can be broken if the people around them are active and set an example of positive civic attitudes, says psychologist Dr. Anna Potoczek.
Scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences have developed a key for identifying the talons of diurnal birds of prey and owls. They presented it in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeol. Their tool can be helpful during the study of bird remains found at archaeological sites.
Scientists from Poland and Italy have developed a digital model that explains the possible mechanisms of an epileptic seizure. Simulations have confirmed that a seizure can start with discharges of inhibition neurons in the brain and changes in ion concentrations in the environment around the neurons, representatives of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw report.
Vegetable dairy substitutes can be produced based on cheap and easily available by-products of oil pressing called oil cakes. Scientists from Szczecin have developed a method of using them, thanks to which, for example, vegan plant-based yoghurts, kefirs and milks may have a higher nutritional and health-promoting value.
Not only delicious fruits, but also appetizing leaves sometimes 'advertise' certain species of plants to animals so that they carry their seeds. The old hypothesis that 'foliage is the fruit' was first tested by an international team of researchers who examined elk droppings. It turned out that nettle was one of the plants that evolutionarily adapted to be spread by ruminants.