In addition to enjoying music, theater, film, and literature, people attending the Lowlands festival this year can also participate in science experiments. Lowlands Science will include a total of nine studies ranging from out-of-body experiences to an investigation into why people like porn
A team of TU Delft scientists developed the the physically smallest hard drive ever to exist in the world so far. The hard disk has a storage capacity of 80 terabits, about 500 times more than is currently commercially available, and each bit consists of only one chlorine atom
Researchers and doctors at UMC Utrecht discovered a new genetic mutation that leads to fatal pneumonia in young children, the hospital announced on Tuesday. This mutation is characterized by a increased susceptibility to invention due to part of the natural defenses being suppressed.
The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) discovered that one of their former researchers committed academic fraud. The researcher tampered with the results of DNA tests in two scientific articles, the hospital said in a statement. LUMC informed the publisher of the articles and asked that they be taken offline.
Prince Constantijn kicked off the Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam on Tuesday morning. The Prince does not know whether startups will become the driving force behind the economy, "but they are important to renew the economy", he said in the opening speech
A relatively rare Mercury transit will happen today. The small planet will partially eclipse the sun as it moves between the sun and the earth
Dutch pharmaceuticals and oncologists are teaming up in a new experiment to test experimental cancer drugs on patients quickly and safely. Pharmaceuticals will make their cancer drugs available to oncologists, who in exchange will let them know how patients react to the medicines
The Dutch institute for radio astronomy Astron is threatening a 100 million euro damage claim against a group of farmers planning to build windmills in Veenkolonien, Drenthe. According to Astron, the windmills will be "disastrous" for their research into the origins of the universe
The Micropia museum in Amsterdam launched an innovative exhibition titled 'Crucial Cleaner' this week. In the exhibit visitors will be able to see how microbes break down the body of a giraffe calf.
DNA evidence found in the 1995 rape and murder of Nicole van den Hurk, will be re-analyzed in New-Zealand using a new method. The intent is that this reexamination will provide clarity on whether or not the DNA belongs to 48-year-old suspect Jos de G.
More than 50 years after one of the most famous prison breaks in history, three Dutch scientists reenacted the escape from Alcatraz. After numerous computer simulations, they made the trip between Alcatraz island and San Francisco on a boat made of raincoats, and concluded that it was possible that the three infamous prisoners survived the escape in 1962
The village of Budel is launching an experiment on generating electricity from the roots growing plants in May. The province of Brabant pledged its support for the experiment
No criminal case will be pursued against workers at the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk after an accusation was made alleging a lurid sex crime was perpetrated against a dolphin there, the eastern Netherlands public prosecutor’s office announced on Friday. The investigators determined that no criminal act took place following the broadcast of a video showing a dolphin being masturbated by a human.
Four female professors, united under Angels in Action, is calling on the University of Leiden to make more rooms for female scientists on its walls. They did so by replacing the 117 portraits of "dead white men" and one woman hanging on the Senate Chamber of the university's Academy Building with 99 portraits of female professors on Tuesday.
An international team of astronomers, including three Leiden scientists, discovered a galaxy that is 13.4 billion light years away. That means that this galaxy came into existence about 400 million years after the Big Bang, breaking the previous oldest galaxy record with 150 million years, the Leiden University announced.
A team of researchers from Leiden and Delft believe they solved the mystery of weird scraped off stones sometimes found in Neanderthal camps. The little stones, about the size of dice and consisting of manganese or manganese dioxide, were used as firelighters, the team led by Leiden archaeologists Marie Soressi and Peter Heyes believe
A medieval 20 meter long and 50 ton heavy cargo ship was slowly, but steadily lifted out of the IJssel near Kampen on Wednesday. The ship's emergence from the water was met wit loud applause from about a thousand spectators who came to watch the operation. Thousands more followed the progress via livestream
Seven young Dutch people worked their way onto American business magazine Forbes' 30 under 30 list - the list in which Forbes introduces new up-and-coming talent to its readers.
A group of TU Eindhoven students is leaving for Juuka, Finland on Monday to attempt to build the biggest bridge of ice ever, if the weather cools down enough, the university announced. This is an international project led by a team from TU/e.
Professor Bart Haagmans and his team of scientists at the Erasmus Medical Center believe that they are one step closer to developing a vaccine that protects against the MERS virus. Their vaccine managed to protect camels from developing symptoms of the virus
Two scientists from the University of Amsterdam can cure arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, within two minutes using a combination of a beta blocker and an encounter with a large tarantula
The University of Amsterdam, the Vrije Universiteit and the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science are opening the QuSoft institute on Thursday. At QuSoft, a collaboration between the three universities, scientists will research and develop software for quantum computers
Scientists at Maastricht University Medical Center discovered a link between a microorganism in the gastrointestinal tract and the risk of childhood obesity - the larger the number of this microbe present, the greater risk of obesity.
Amsterdam based startup company Connecterra has won the Web Summit 2015 startup competition PITCH with their so-called "Fitbit for cows", Startup Juncture announced on Friday.