Články / Science and healthcare

Power of wildflowers: Urban meadows improving city environment

Power of wildflowers: Urban meadows improving city environment 1. 06. 2020 | 17:09

As reported by the Slovak Union of Beekeepers, 75% of all crops and 90% of all plants depend on pollinators. Nevertheless, in spite of the importance of these small creatures, their numbers have been d ...

The sad reality hidden behind masks

The sad reality hidden behind masks 25. 05. 2020 | 16:26

The face masks have become a symbol that brought Slovakia some headlines in international media lately, being praised as an amazing preventative measure, but behind the mask are some not so amazing num ...

Monocultures in Slovakia: Threat to biodiversity and reason behind soil degradation

Monocultures in Slovakia: Threat to biodiversity and reason behind soil degradation 25. 05. 2020 | 16:24

"According to satellite images, the average size of monoculture fields in Slovakia is 12 hectares, which means that Slovakia has the largest fields of all EU countries," says a recently published analy ...

COVID-19 reveals bigger potential of Slovakia in clinical research

COVID-19 reveals bigger potential of Slovakia in clinical research 22. 05. 2020 | 15:36

Each year, more than € 34 million are invested into clinical reaserch in Slovakia. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has revealed that Slovakia has a bigger potential in this domain.

A young physicist and his promising research at CERN

A young physicist and his promising research at CERN 20. 05. 2020 | 15:35

Not many young scientists have the good fortune to begin their career at the prestigious research centre CERN, in Switzerland, but Robert Astaloš is one of them. He speaks with our colleague Petra Zema ...

Slovak COVID-19 test officially registered

Slovak COVID-19 test officially registered 18. 05. 2020 | 16:11

A team of Slovak scientists has developed and produced a COVID-19 test which has been successfully registered. Scientist, biochemist and author of the key test component Pavol Čekan appreciated the syn ...

Poor availability of healthcare services felt

Poor availability of healthcare services felt 5. 05. 2020 | 15:02

One third of patients in Slovakia have felt the deteriorating availability of health care as a result of the coronavirus epidemic, according to a representative survey of the Association for the Protec ...

Long-term drought in Slovakia: What are its causes and consequences?

Long-term drought in Slovakia: What are its causes and consequences? 30. 04. 2020 | 15:36

In the last few weeks, Slovakia has dealt with persistent drought. It has not been raining for more than a month in most parts of Slovakia, and it does not seem that it will rain any time soon.

Slovak nutritionists: Being vegan has its benefits, but…

Slovak nutritionists: Being vegan has its benefits, but… 1. 04. 2020 | 15:24

There are surely many arguments about why one should or shouldn't become a vegan. From an ethical and ecological point of view, veganism seems to be a reasonable alternative.

Long-term care becoming a big issue

Long-term care becoming a big issue 26. 02. 2020 | 15:05

According to experts, the demand for long-term care will grow dramatically in Slovakia, with insufficient financing and lack of staff being the biggest problems.

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