Maciej Adam Pieróg: Nowadays, computer systems control almost every aspect of our lives. There is a constantly increasing demand for safety-critical software of growing complexity. To meet this demand, one needs appropriate tools, and at the very heart of softwaredevelopment toolchain lays a programming language in which one can describe the logic of the system.
Rumination, a depression risk factor. Changing the way you think may help fight depression
Monika Kornacka: Each of us sometimes dwells on the same subject: Why does it always happen to me? What have I done to deserve that? Repetitive negative thinking is a natural way of regulating our emotions. However, under certain circumstances it might become maladaptive and increase the risk of psychological disorders.
How do the tiniest constituents of matter behave?
Pasi Huovinen: We always say that the universe has its origin in the Big Bang, when everything was compressed into a point. But a universe-sized amount of matter compressed into a pinprick – what kind of stuff is that?
How gum bacteria manipulate our genes and how we can stop them
Aleksander Grabiec: Periodontitis, or gum disease, is one of the most common chronic inflammatory diseases known to mankind. It affects the tissues which support the teeth and, if left untreated, it can last for years causing gum recession and tooth loss.