According to archeologists examining the medieval king’s tomb at Wawel castle in Kraków, the nickname might not even refer to the king’s height, which is thought to have been 120cm.
Discovered in the archives of the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum in London, the two deciphered telegrams show reports by Polish army units that the German army had crossed the Polish border on the outskirts of Rybnik alongside a large group of German tanks an hour earlier than attacks on Wieluń and Westerplatte.
Every year, the tongue-in-cheek Ig Nobel awards, sometimes called the anti-Nobels, celebrate the most unusual scientific research. Although the awards are supposed to be funny, the research often has serious applications.
The Polish Press Agency was one of the organizations distinguished by the Main Council of Research Institutes in Warsaw on Friday.
Only one in 10 Poles believe Polish-German relations are good, a Friday-published survey by the IBRiS research institute has revealed.
Scientists at the Warsaw Mummy Project in Poland were carrying out a scan of the ancient corpse’s skull when they discovered unusual markings in the bone.
Scientists carrying out research into the once-a-decade International Stork Census found that in the last 10 years there has been a staggering 35.5 percent drop in stork numbers in southwest Poland.
The team from Poznań, Warsaw and Toruń say that, if successful, by using stem cells found in human gums they will be able to produce tooth buds and rebuild the structure of the peripheral nerves.
Scientists at the Warsaw Mummy Project discovered the foetus was covered with natron, a naturally occurring mixture of sodium carbonate decahydrate, to dry the body and began to “pickle” in an acidic environment.
A majority of Polish workers are in favour of shifting to a four-day working week, research by the Personnel Service employment agency has shown.