After its launch more than 10 years ago, the un-manned Rosetta probe is nearing its mission-goal of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, or "Chury" Wednesday morning. The prestigious Rosetta will be the first spacecraft in history to go into orbit around a comet. It has been a long wait for the Dutch-led European Space Agency (ESA) mission, and a costly one as well.
Researchers from the University of Delft say that passengers on flight MH17 who did not die as a direct consequence of the missile strike lost consciousness within just a few seconds after, and were therefore not likely to experience much if any trauma.
Researchers in Nijmegen have concluded that the controversial pesticides known as neonicotinoids, don’t just affect bees but also birds.
The biggest telescope in the world will soon bring the mysteries of the universe a few steps closer, as project developers begin readying the top of a 3,000 meter-high mountain in Chile to form the base of the telescope, which will be large enough to capture life on other planets.
A human skull dating back to the Middle Stone Age was fished from the seabed near the North Sea coast, according to archaeologists working with the province of Noord Holland. The well-preserved skull fragment is estimated at 9,500 years old, and was part of the head of an adult male, the researchers said.
Scientists at TU Delft have achieved teleportation of data between two unconnected computers.
Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Utrecht consistently show up in the top ten cities for average drug use, according to a new study published today. The research looked at wastewater samples taken in 45 different cities or city districts between 2011 and 2013, with samples analyzed for cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, MDMA (ecstasy) and THC from marijuana use. Samples were taken over a one-week period in each year.
Dutch use of renewable energy sources made up 4.5 percent of the energy market in 2013, according to figures released this week by Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
World renowned British scientist Stephan Hawking arrived in Utrecht on Wednesday. He is in the country to give a reading, which was organized by students from the student's union A-Eskwadraat.
Dutch geologists from the University of Utrecht and VU Amsterdam have discovered proof of a sudden cooling of the earth directly after the impact of the asteroid in Mexico, which wiped dinosaurs from the world 66 million years ago.
Physicists from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) and researchers from the University of Amsterdam think they may have solved how ancient Egyptians transported heavy stones to construct Pyramids.
Scientist and entrepreneur Jos Nelissen and Maastricht University have, after seven years of study and research, developed an egg that could prevent blindness. This is the world's first development of its kind.
The University of Groningen will become the center of a large-scale study of the universe. The Euclides satellite will be launched into space in 2020 and will send back countless pictures to Groningen.
Dutch of Moroccan descent are more likely to be misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, according to psychiatrist Tekleh Zandi who got her PhD at the University of Amsterdam this week.
On Monday, the European Space Agency will send a wake-up call to its Rosetta, the agency’s comet-chasing spacecraft.
The experts have discovered a tiny bird in the Netherlands that crossed the sea from the United Kingdom to Europe and has flown a distance of 600 kilometer.
A Dutch ecologist said that the cultivation of various plant species, including food plants, is possible on soil of planet Mars, Xinhua reports.
Mars One, a Dutch non-profit project to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars, plans a reality TV show to select the 40-person crew for the trip to the Red Planet, Sun News Network said.
The Dutch Burn Centre will gain access to a 3D printer to aid in the recovery of serious injuries. The printer can be used to reconstruct noses and ears, using the victim's body cells.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), based in The Hague, Netherlands, has received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.
Dutch researchers are working to develop a new GPS navigation system that aims to put an end to traffic jams.
Areva has started producing the first mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel for use in the Borssele nuclear power plant, the Netherlands.
Today, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency published a report stating that rate of increase in global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions was slowing because of more renewable energy use and energy saving.
Yet another case of fraud in science. Former professor Mart Bax from the Free University in Amsterdam has been guilty of serious scientific misconduct, forgery and plagiarism for about twenty years. He is not the only scientist who flouts the rules. An overview of the most famous cases of the past two years.