Science

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.

VU alumnus Jos Brils receives special Romanian distinction

Marjolein de Jong17 January 2021
Every month we focus on an alumnus who has made an outstanding achievement. This time an interview with Jos Brils.

“The coronavirus is here to stay.”

Annemiek Simons14 April 2020
“During this outbreak, everything depends on the capacity of hospitals to provide people with artificial respiration.”