science
Can Thousands of Smartphones Help Detect Cosmic Rays?

Your smartphone has a particle detector on it, and scientists want you to help them uncover how the universe really works and maybe even discover the true nature of dark matter. There are just a few bugs to work out. Read More >>

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Oops! A Tippy Truck Spilled Tonnes of Sticky Chocolate All Over the Road

When trucks full of stuff flip, they sometimes spill their contents on the ground. Sometimes it’s money. Sometimes it’s a tonne of Skittles. This time it’s warm, brown goo. Read More >>

wtf
An Enormous Statue of Jesus in Poland Just Got Internet Antennas and No One’s Sure Why

Rising 108 feet in the air, Christ the King is said to be the tallest statue of Jesus in the world. Since 2010, it’s loomed over the residents of Świebodzin, Poland, and it’s apparently already getting some upgrades. Signal broadcasting equipment was recently spotted embedded in the statue’s crown, but no one’s quite sure what’s going on with Jesus 2.0. Read More >>

brexit
Blue Riband Does A Brexit After 81 Years

Beloved childhood chocolate bar Blue Riband is leaving these shores after more than 8 decades, and heading to Poland. Read More >>

environment
Major Logging Will Begin in the Last Primeval Forest in Europe

In depressing news, about 180,000 cubic metres of wood will be taken from the last of Europe’s primeval forests. The environmental minister in Poland declared that the Bialowieza Puszcza will be logged over the next decade. Read More >>

drones
Abortion Drone is the Best Drone

On Saturday, a small drone carrying the abortion-inducing pills mifepristone and misoprostol will fly from Germany to a border town in Poland. And yes, “Abortion Drone” sounds like the name of an anarchist punk band, but this is the most badass drone aid mission yet. Read More >>

war
This Bear Was an Official Member of Poland’s WWII Army

After being invaded by Germany in the west and later by Soviet Russia in the east, the Polish government fled Warsaw but continued to fight from abroad. After Germany attacked Russia, the Russians decided to release their Polish prisoners of war, who then began re-forming into an army. Read More >>

architecture
Take a Street View Tour of an Underground Chapel Built Out of Salt

If opulent isn’t an adjective you’d immediately associate with the mining profession, then you’ve clearly never had a peek inside Poland’s Wieliczka Salt Mine. The subterranean marvel (and UNESCO World Heritage Site) has been operational since the first shafts were dug way back in the 13th century, but the decor has come a long, long way in the subsequent years. And now, thanks to Google, we can explore it from afar. Read More >>

medicine
Polish Biobattery Is Powered by People, Not Potatoes

Implantable medical devices have come a long way since doctors installed world's first pacemaker in Arne Larsson's chest in 1958 but they've always been hamstrung by a reliance external power sources. However, a new zinc-air battery chemistry developed by Institute of Physical Chemistry in Poland could eventually provide its host's implants with an unlimited power supply. Let the cyborg revolution begin. Read More >>

architecture
Inside the Thinnest Home In the World (Spoiler: It’s Actually Quite Cool)

Remember the project for the thinnest house in the world, designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny? Well, it's finished. And it looks quite cool and livable inside. Read More >>

android
Jelly Bean For Samsung Galaxy S III is Rolling Out… In Poland

It looks like Polish Samsung Galaxy S III owners are first in line to get in on the Jelly Bean magic, as reports have stated that the latest Android update for Samsung's flagship device is rolling out around Eastern Europe first. Read More >>

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How to Turn a Century Old Building into Tron

Wroclaw's Centennial Hall was built so long ago, Wroclaw wasn't even part of Poland. But the super-minimal concrete mega-dome was ahead of its time way back in 1913, and with a little 2012 tech, it turns into a pulsating starship. Read More >>

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Polish Politicians Don Anonymous Masks To Protest EU Counterfeiting Agreement

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA to its friends, is coming under fire in the EU from those who fear it will lead to online censorship. But it's received particular attention from the public of Poland, and that's been reflected by some of the nation's politicians. Read More >>

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The Best Way to Watch a Polish Riot Is via Remote Helicopter

It's Polish Independence Day, and like in any other country, the youngins love celebrating their country's liberty by destroying parts of it. "Youths" butted heads with (and threw things at) riot cops in Warsaw. Check out the view from above. Read More >>