As a Polish to English translator, I work with a number of publishers and magazines, most notably Przekrój Magazine.
The Madre de Dios region has seen a relentless stream of illegal gold mining. This is taking its toll not only on the Amazonian rainforest, but also on the area’s inhabitants.
In monsoon season, India is governed by the irrepressible rhythms of water. The rain brings destruction, but it also brings an abundance of life.
The 19th-century Russian spiritualist Helena Blavatsky was a controversial figure who lived a colourful life. But was she an ingenious fraud, an enlightened sage, or maybe just a skilled writer?
Common chimpanzees usually live in patriarchal societies, yet at Warsaw Zoo a group of females began to lead the troop. Our correspondent tells the story of their ruthless rise to the top.
Women’s football thrived at British filling factories during World War I, attracting incredible crowds. Yet a few years after the war, women were banned from playing the sport.
Work is underway to build a new headquarters for the Polish Antarctic Station. Its unusual, aerodynamic structure will be lifted three metres above ground, making it possible for snow and wind to flow freely below the base.
Excess light disturbs the functioning of not only humans, but also animals and plants. In order to live, we must do our best to preserve darkness.
Hércules Florence invented photography three years before Daguerre, and pioneered the study of birdsong. Surprisingly, his innovative achievements are largely forgotten.
Wilfred Thesiger spent years travelling with Bedouins across the vast, harsh Arabian deserts. His journeys are an example to those seeking to practise sustainable tourism today.
In an age of profound political and climate change, might transoceanic power soon shift to the Global South?
Closed terrariums are currently in vogue for urban gardeners, but their history runs all the way back to 19th-century botany.
Nuclear power generators create radioactive waste. We can dispose of this waste underground, but how will future generations know that it’s fatally dangerous?
An encounter with an ancient oak tree named Bartek, as experienced and retold by a biologist and poet.
Pier Vittorio Aureli talks about architecture, asceticism, and the lubricating properties of contemporary minimalism.
Our perception of time can be affected many factors, including age, culture, and even what event we are waiting for. A writer investigates why exactly this happens.