Finding the way at Science Park. Photo: Anneke ter Schure
Behind the scenes at Science Park Open Day

Amsterdam Science Park is not just home to the Faculty of Science, but also to several science institutes and companies. Research at Science Park ranges from nanolithography and sub-atomic physics to artificial intelligence. Usually the research facilities are off-limits to the general public which means they...

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva
BètaBreak: an update from the Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider has been working at almost full power since last April, after a vast renovation. The last time it was running, it gave us the missing piece of the Standard Model: the Higgs boson. But what does this finding mean for our...

Summer has specific smells that we like, such as from flowers, freshly cut grass and summer rain. We like them not just because of the smell itself, but because of our associations with summer.
Smell the summer!

What smells make you think of summer? If you say: sunscreen, freshly cut grass, summer rain or some tropical fruit, you’re certainly not the only one. But why do these odours smell so good? Scientists at the Rockefeller University (New York) found out that the human...

Peanutbutter and hagelslag are typical Dutch bread-toppings. Together with a cup of tea (no milk!) they form a real Dutchies breakfast.
Try a Dutch Food day!

Ever wanted to eat like a real Dutchie? The Dutch have many traditional dishes and regularly display some strange food habits. Here is an overview of some of the most important Dutch foods per time of day. Breakfast (between 7 and 8 a.m.) Always wondered why the...

Resurrecting the dodo

A group of researchers, including Kenneth Rijsdijk from the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) and Leon Claessens from the Dutch Natural History museum Naturalis, managed to make a 3D reconstruction of dodo skeletons. Using this relatively new method they can obtain...

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