The Italian historian Valentina Lepri from the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) has received a Consolidator Grant worth EUR 1.7 mln from the European Research Council (ERC), PAN said in an official statement.
The newly-discovered black hole, which researchers have called LB-1, is located 15,000 light-years from Earth and so far scientists have only known of black holes with masses below 50 times that of the sun.
At the end of July a massive asteroid dubbed ‘City Killer’ hurtled past earth. If it had hit Warsaw, the whole of central Poland would have been threatened with a crater several kilometres wide and 400 metres deep, says planetary geologist Dr Anna Łosiak.
The polar explorers left their base on Friday to go on a trip in the mountains. Their bodies were found on Sunday after concerned fellow researchers alerted the authorities when the pair failed to return.
As delegates wrap up two days of talks at the 20th anniversary of the Baltic Sea Day in St. Petersburg, Russia, TFN takes a closer look at the dangers threatening the Baltic’s ecosystems, survival and the actions being undertaken to counter them.
In an interview with historian Marek Kornat TFN learns how Piłsudski tried to get European support for action against Hitler in the early 1930s.
The giant toothless creature was more closely related to mammals than dinosaurs and looked like a hippo with bent legs, a beak and two tusks.
Polish egyptologist Filip Taterka from the Polish Academy of Sciences discovered the sole depictions of the raptor secretary bird in the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Deir el-Barari, in Egypt.