The world was moved by Poland’s hospitality with Ukrainian refugees. Perhaps, for Poles, the war may be another form of Russian imperialism, but the fact is that this same war has dissipated differences and rekindled the Polish spirit of Solidarność (Solidarity).
Are we back to the 1970s price crisis? The Russian invasion of Ukraine has soared inflationary expectations. Portuguese economist Sérgio Rebelo assesses the repercussions of the conflict on a European economy that, by the end of 2022, was struggling with high inflation.
Money was around for at least two millennia before the first coins appeared. However, looking at it in tandem with human life down through the ages, you soon see that “all that glitters is not gold”. Territorial conquests, colonial trade and the quest for freedom are just a few of the many stories behind what we today call money.
Apparently, we are free to decide between one action or another, but is this really so? Colombian philosopher and professor Juan Pablo Hernández discusses the idea of freedom, starting with our fundamental decision-making organ: the brain.
When the first humans arose on Earth, viruses were already here. For a long time, they lived in a delicate balance but human disruption in ecological environments of wildlife unravelled it. Colombian physician and epidemiologist Manuel Tiberio Ayala decodes this intricate evolutionary game.
The near future is packed with exciting life detection missions. By looking to the same organic molecules that make up life on Earth, scientists try to find signs of extraterrestrial life in the solar system. Portuguese astrobiologist Zita Martins discusses the challenges of these quests.
The Biedronka Foundation was launched in April 2020 with the mission of helping elderly people live better, healthier and longer lives. Lives worth living. The Foundation’s President, Katarzyna Scheer, expands on the values, concerns and goals of its work with Polish seniors.
Healthy eating habits can and should be programmed from the earliest months of life. Pediatrician and researcher Carla Rêgo discusses the role of parents and teachers, who, as models for children, train them with different textures and flavours essential to a varied and balanced diet.