Science

“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.”

WHY IS FAKE NEWS THRIVING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC?

Frauke van Goethem8 April 2020
Fake news is flourishing these days, but why? We asked Ivar Vermeulen, associate professor in Communication Science and fake news researcher.

‘Invest now in digital skills for the elderly’

Omayra Mac Donald8 April 2020
The far-reaching government measures for the coronavirus outbreak are making personal contact very difficult for elderly. How can we contribute?

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.