In depressing news, about 180,000 cubic meters 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.
This 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.
A cyberattack on Polish airline LOT left ten flights canceled this Sunday, stranding around 1,400 people at Warsaw’s Chopin airport. The attack hit the airline’s ground computer system, which is used to make flight plans.
You might have seen the Polish posters for the classic Star Wars movies on IO9 (along with stylistically similar Hungarian ones). With the fall of the Iron Curtain, it became easier to get promotional materials from the film distributors, and those wonderfully weird works of art kinda fell by the wayside.
“Decades ago, [architect John] Portman never envisioned his buildings as dystopian fortresses or imagined Hollywood actors rappelling down his skyscrapers.” But Atlanta has become a popular filming location, and Portman and his neo-futuristic buildings are an important reason why.
Still looking for that authentic Harry Potter experiences? Well get on your brooms and get your magical asses to Poland, because The Czocha College of Wizardry is as close to attending Hogwarts as you're ever going to get, and this trailer for the event is proof.
Council members in the Polish town of Tuszyn have deemed Winnie the Pooh too depraved to feature as the public face of a local playground, on account of the honey-fetishizing cubby's "dubious sexuality," "inappropriate dress," and lack of genitals due to castration by razor.
Never get in a street fight in Poland because you never know what kind of garage made weapons they'll bring out against. Like this makeshift cannon that can bring the boom like no other. The noise alone is intimidating. Eastern Europe seems like such a fun place for crazy people to do crazy stuff in the middle of the…
Part of this teaser you're about to watch is live-action. Other parts are generated by an all-new bleeding-edge graphics engine. And, even if you can tell what's been recorded in reality and what's generated by software, you have to admit that the border between the two looks like it's dissolving.
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.
1,000 years ago, when men strapped themselves into full-body suits of armor and began hitting at each other with swords, it was war. Today, it's entertainment. The Polska Liga Walk Rycerskich is essentially the Polish version of SCA but with real (albeit dull) swords, and it is even more insane that you can imagine.
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…
An Iranian boy found a Syrian brown bear cub in 1942, and sold it to the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps for canned meat. That's how the story of the most famous military animal started.
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…
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.
Business is good in Poland for priests who are skilled in the arts of demonic extrication. The country is in the midst of an exorcism epidemic (or boom, depending on how you feel about it.) And this has inspired Catholic priests to join forces with a publisher, and launch the world's first monthly magazine devoted to…
I'm not entirely certain what's going on here, but this is a clip from Akademia Pana Kleksa (English: Mr. Blot's Academy), a 1984 Polish-Soviet fantasy film about a magical school and its famous denizens. Such as Doctor Dolittle, Pippi Longstockings, uh, Hysterical Chicken Matron, and Bootleg Mickey Mouse and Donald…
Back in the day, Eastern European posters for English-language science fiction films sometimes rearranged the movies' plots, jigsaw-style. For example, the Hungarian posters for the Star Wars trilogy transformed Darth Vader's helmet into an unusually nefarious bundt cake pan.
This is O (Omicron), a projection-mapping installation directed by Romain Tardy and Thomas Vaquié at the Hala Stulecia in Wrocław, Poland. Completed by architect Max Berg in 1913 to commemorate the centennial of the defeat of Napoleon, this memorial — with the aid of some well-placed lighting — becomes a pulsing…
While some architects are out to create lofty skyscrapers, Polish firm Centrala is shooting for the world's narrowest home. The house will be wedged between two larger buildings, and will sit just 133 centimeters at its widest spot.