Science

Placenta full of plastic?

Marjolein de Jong24 March 2020
It is highly likely that our bodies contain microplastics, but are they also inside the cells of unborn children?

How a VU professor prevents suicide in China

Marjolein de Jong24 March 2020
VU Professor of Artificial Intelligence Zhisheng Huang uses his suicide scanner to monitor the Chinese Internet.

House-bound no more: elderly less lonely

Marjolein de Jong23 March 2020
Theo van Tilburg, sociologist at the VU Amsterdam, has studied loneliness among elderly Dutch people.

The amateur archaeologist’s online museum

Marjolein de Jong26 August 2019
Up until recently, archaeological finds made by hobbyist archaeologists would mostly lay around collecting dust in people’s attics.

Will diabetics find a solution in sweat?

Marjolein de Jong4 March 2019
Testing blood several times a day is something diabetics have to deal with on a daily basis. If it’s up to Elizabeth von Hauff this will change.