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Results: 141 - 160 of 161
Results: 141 - 160 of 161
  • Juvenile lesser spotted eagle cannot find migration route to Africa without aid of older birds
    3 Aug 2017
    Juvenile eagles need older, experienced birds to travel successfully to Africa. This is the conclusion of a German research team in a study on lesser spotted eagles. University of Amsterdam (UvA) researcher Wouter ...
  • Highly developed countries canalise almost 50% of equity flows to tax havens
    24 Jul 2017
    Worldwide only five countries are responsible for canalising 47% of multinational corporate offshore investments to tax havens. Topping this list, which consists exclusively of highly developed countries, are the ...
  • Money
    UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartels
    19 Jul 2017
    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) have cracked the manipulation scandals surrounding the Libor and Euribor interest rates as potential ...
  • Flowers actively communicate with environment
    29 Jun 2017
    An international team of researchers, which includes Robert Schuurink from the University of Amsterdam, has discovered that flowers actively transfer molecules in the air to attract pollinators like bees and moths. ...
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    PTSD in children quickly and effectively treatable within hours
    28 Jun 2017
    Children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) can be successfully treated with only a few hours of EMDR or cognitive behavioral writing therapy (CBWT). This is the finding of a new research paper ...
  • Brains
    UvA researchers discover new ‘GPS’ neuron
    29 May 2017
    An international research team led by UvA researchers Jeroen Bos, Martin Vinck and Cyriel Pennartz has identified a new type of neuron which might play a vital role in humans’ ability to navigate their environments. ...
  • Two birds.
    Wind blows young migrant birds to all corners of Africa
    24 May 2017
    Migrant birds that breed in the same area in Europe spread out across all of Africa during the northern winter. A new satellite-tracking study shows that the destination of individual birds is largely determined by ...
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    Depression not as big a killer as previously thought
    16 May 2017
    Over three decades of research suggest that depression increases the odds of death. However, a new research paper throws doubt on this presumed link after finding no evidence of a direct association between ...
  • Johannes Vermeer, Gezicht op Delft, 1660-1661, olie op canvas, Mauritshuis, Den Haag, met een detailopname waarop de witte klontjes metaalzeep duidelijk te zien zijn. Totaalafbeelding met dank aan het Mauritshuis. Detailopname opgenomen door A. van Loon, Mauritshuis.
    Metal soaps critical in speed of deterioration of oil paintings
    26 Apr 2017
    When you stand in front of an oil painting in a museum, you may imagine that the work is a permanent, immutable object. However, nothing could be further from the truth: oil paintings are subject to slow changes ...
  • AUC Delta Lab
    UvA and Bosch launch joint lab for research into deep learning
    6 Apr 2017
    Artificial intelligence is poised to fundamentally change our world: in future, machines and devices will be capable of autonomously learning from experience and acting on this basis. The foundation for this is deep ...
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    UvA researchers invent novel catalyst to convert carbon dioxide
    6 Apr 2017
    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have invented a new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). This soon-to-be patented invention enables the sustainable ...
  • European Space Agency
    Amazon River no younger than 9 million years, new study shows
    21 Mar 2017
    Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the University of Brasilia (Brazil) have determined the age of the formation of the Amazon River at 9.4 to 9 million years ago (Ma) with data that convincingly ...
  • Royal decoration for authority on cultural analysis Mieke Bal
    Royal decoration for authority on cultural analysis Mieke Bal
    17 Mar 2017
    Prof. Mieke Bal, emeritus professor of Theory of Literature at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and film and video artist, was appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion on Friday 17 March. She received ...
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    Better policy needed to protect privacy of smart TV viewers
    16 Mar 2017
    Dutch and European policymakers should do more to protect media users’ privacy instead of leaving the matter entirely to data protection law and data protection authorities. This is one of the recommendations of a ...
  • QS World University Ranking
    Communication & Media Studies at UvA 2nd worldwide in QS Ranking
    8 Mar 2017
    The UvA has surged to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Last year, the UvA ...
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    Communication and Media Studies pleased with latest jump in QS Rankings by Subject
    8 Mar 2017
    The UvA’s Communication and Media Studies programmes have risen to second spot in the latest 2016-17 QS World University Rankings by Subject. With this, both programmes are only one spot away from being recognised as ...
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    Pupil signals uncertainty during decision-making
    6 Mar 2017
    Whether it involves stopping at a traffic light or diving into freezing water to save someone from drowning: many of our everyday problems require snap decisions in the face of uncertainty. When making decisions, it ...
  • Court, justice
    What should states do to prevent torture, killings and genocide?
    27 Feb 2017
    States are obliged to prevent gross human rights violations, sometimes even when violations take place outside their territory. However, the content of obligations to prevent is considerably underdeveloped in certain ...
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    Split brain does not lead to split consciousness
    25 Jan 2017
    A new research study contradicts the established view that so-called split-brain patients have a split consciousness. Instead, the researchers behind the study, led by UvA psychologist Yair Pinto, have found strong ...
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    Pay to go first?
    23 Jan 2017
    If you are on a waiting list or in a queue, you have to patiently wait your turn, whether you are in a hurry or not. Your place on the list or in the queue is yours, earned by your waiting. Yet you are not allowed to ...