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The Polish government may face further complications in the ongoing dispute with the EU, the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna wrote against the background of the approaching visit of the Council of Europe delegation to Warsaw.
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The Polish Science Voice  
No. 30
The Polish Science Voice

A publication Co-financed by Minister of Science and Higher Education
The end of the year is a time to take stock. If there was a program to carry out then it can be especially worthwhile to look back at what was achieved, what was abandoned and what was postponed.
Prof. Barbara Kudrycka, minister of science and higher education, talks to Danuta Górecka.
Many young scientists have left Poland to pursue research careers abroad-attracted by better pay and work conditions. But now some of these people are coming back, bringing their newfound experience with them, says Izabela Wagner, a Ph.D. at the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) who has written a report about the problems faced by young researchers returning to Poland after prolonged stays abroad.
This year, the Foundation for Polish Science has provided young scientists with 11 grants each with a value of 3,000 to 6,000 euros per month. The money is for long-term research visits to prestigious scientific centers. The FNP has also offered 16 grants for scientists returning from prolonged stays at research centers in countries such as the United States, Britain, Belgium, France, Italy, Greece, Canada and Switzerland. In this year's program, these two-year grants amount to zl.36,000 per year in the stipend part and zl.46,000 per year in the research project part. They will be supplemented with money the FNP receives from the 1-percent tax donation system.
Prof. Marek Amanowicz from the Telecommunications Institute of the Faculty of Electronics at the Military University of Technology (WAT) in Warsaw; a member of NATO's Information System Technology research group, talks to Marcin Mierzejewski.
Network computing, or a host of computers working together to solve a specific problem at the same time, is an area of information technology that opens new prospects for scientists and research institutions in Poland, according to researchers affiliated in a group called the BOINC Polish Project association.
A Cracow neurobiologist has received a cash boost from the Foundation for Polish Science to study the impact of stress on eating habits. Her research involves experiments on rats with a view to developing a drug to treat obesity, anorexia and other eating disorders in humans.
The Gdańsk University of Technology in northern Poland is stepping up its push to patent more inventions.
A high-profile conference on technology transfer was held in Cracow in late October as part of an annual meeting of the Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP), an international organization with 22,700 members.
A 19th-century building topped with a greenhouse in which barley ripens all year round-this is where the University of Silesia's Faculty of Biology and Environment Protection is headquartered not far from the center of Katowice. The faculty is marking its 40th anniversary this year and its Department of Genetics has 30 years of experience in growing experimental crops such as barley.
During its 65-year history, the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in the southeastern city of Lublin has conferred almost 150,000 graduate degrees, 3,000 doctorates and more than 640 postdoctoral degrees.
Archeologists from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in the southeastern city of Lublin have discovered the remains of human bones and snake skeletons in graves in Tominy, a village near Ożarów, ¦więtokrzyskie province. The finds come from the Middle Neolithic period and date back around 6,000 years, the archeologists say.
Recent studies show that the famous astronomical table drawn by Nicolaus Copernicus on a wall of Olsztyn Castle in northeastern Poland was probably a visual aid the astronomer used to explain the phenomenon of the equinox, presumably to guests visiting him in the castle, rather than a research instrument, as was believed until recently.
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