Science

‘We can learn a lot from students living with autism’

Marjolein de Jong18 July 2022
Theo Bakker spent four years studying a group of 101 VU students living with autism, and compared the group with other VU Bachelor’s students.

‘The rules of the game in the boardroom are the problem'

Marjolein de Jong22 February 2022
According to VU economist Marilieke Engbers, the transcripts of boardroom meetings don’t reveal everything behind the decision-making process.

The magical world of fungi

Marjolein de Jong13 December 2021
Professor of evolutionary biology, Toby Kiers, has discovered a mycelial network beneath our feet that is both suspiciously like the market economy.

Suffering under the yoke of technology

Marjolein de Jong13 December 2021
Philosopher Hans Schnitzler examines why we all have such a complex relationship with technology, but find it so hard to free ourselves from it.

What can we learn from happy people?

Marjolein de Jong31 August 2021
Have you come through the pandemic happy? According to genetics and well-being professor Meike Bartels, the reason is partly coded in our genes.

Role of women in art severely underestimated

Marjolein de Jong31 August 2021
Were women once only good at appearing nude on a canvas? According to Jitske Jasperse, this is a much too limited view.

‘Super coffee’ helps you get through the day

Marjolein de Jong26 May 2021
VU alumnus Stefan Wateler aims to conquer the world with coffee capsules with added vitamins and superfoods.

Does breast milk make men more feminine?

Marjolein de Jong6 April 2021
Research indicates that breast milk contains chemical contaminants that can result in the feminization of boys’ reproductive systems.

‘We try to navigate using our instinct’

Marjolein de Jong6 April 2021
We can find answers to contemporary questions in human evolution, contends Mark van Vugt, evolutionary psychologist at VU Amsterdam.

Caught in a web of disadvantage

Jessica Brouwer18 January 2021
Halleh Ghorashi takes a stand against the negative portrayal of refugees and migrants and fights for diversity and inclusion.