Science

CO2 Compensation by fossil fuel industry exposed as hot air

Marjolein de Jong27 November 2023
Oil companies compensating for their emissions? „Nonsense!", says Mathieu Blondeel. „It's like buying their souls a ticket to climate heaven."

Unknown facts about saliva

Redactie VU Magazine27 November 2023
„Een druppel spuug bevat soms al een miljard bacteriën, maar dat is allesbehalve een slechte zaak”, aldus hoogleraar Orale Biochemie Floris Bikker.

‘Sports are like a magnifying glass for social issues’

Marjolein de Jong15 May 2023
There is rampant discrimination in sports, yet we believe it to be justified, argues Marjan Olfers, professor of Sports and Law at VU Amsterdam.

'Maths helps us understand the world'

Marjolein de Jong12 May 2023
Is it really impossible to predict the future? Not as impossible as it used to be, says Mathematics professor Sandjai Bhulai.

‘More and more people will fall in love with chatbots’

Marjolein de Jong10 February 2023
According to Assistant Professor of philosophy Lisa Bastian, our norms as to what constitutes a good relationship are due a good shake-up.

Professor Piek Vossen: ‘ChatGPT is a waste of time’’

Marjolein de Jong22 December 2022
According to Professor of Computational Lexicology Piek Vossen, the euphoric reactions to AI writing chatbot ChatGPT are entirely misplaced.

‘We women need to help each other take the next step’

Marjolein de Jong8 November 2022
Marceline Tutu van Furth and her wife, Anglican priest Mpho Tutu van Furth, have launched an online platform #ITOO.

Better understanding of brain diseases: VU Amsterdam scientists map the brain

Marjolein de Jong8 November 2022
Professor of neurophysiology Huib Mansvelder has been awarded one million dollars for brain research. His goal is to create an atlas of the brain.

‘Refugees are entitled to proper mental health care’

Marjolein de Jong14 September 2022
According to professor Marit Sijbrandij, large groups of refugees are experiencing benefits following mental health care provided by ordinary people.

‘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.