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Results: 21 - 40 of 183
  • Mirjam de Bruin-Hoegée
    Blood of drug users can reveal origin of drug
    26 May 2021
    The opioid fentanyl is not only used in medical practice as a painkiller, but is also a popular recreational drug. In the United States in particular, fentanyl plays an important role in the opioid crisis that claims ...
  • UvA and NFI to conduct joint research to help detect deepfakes and hidden messages left by criminals
    25 May 2021
    Pasting the faces of Dutch celebrities or the face of a disagreeable ex onto bodies in porn films. Blackmailing someone by displaying manipulated images of a kidnapped child. Or using a concealed message in a photo ...
  • Syrian refugees ask the German government for help
    Categorisation of refugees leads to new inequalities
    25 May 2021
    A record number of people across the world have been displaced from their homes. Only a small number find refuge in Europe via safe and legal pathways. The categorisation of refugees plays an important role in this ...
  • Factors contributing to science rejection across countries
    20 May 2021
    In Western nations spirituality, more than religiosity, may be the ‘enemy’ of science acceptance. That is one of the conclusions of an investigation of science skepticism in 24 countries. The study shows how levels ...
  • We are not as polarized as we think
    20 May 2021
    A major international study on political polarization found that people across the world often exaggerate political differences and negative feelings of opposing political groups. Explaining the true feelings of the ...
  • Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China
    The Chinese Communist Party's international arm
    18 May 2021
    It is no secret that Chinese President Xi Jinping harbours high international ambitions. What was not yet known, however, is the role the Chinese Communist Party plays in this, specifically its International ...
  • Why do we make the decisions we make?
    11 May 2021
    In the fields of economics and business, decision-making is key. How do consumers choose which item to purchase or which business to patronise? How do those working in the financial markets decide whether they think ...
  • Social networks as an antidote to loneliness
    29 Apr 2021
    The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on young people’s mental health. Youth care researcher Levi van Dam suggest with international colleagues that mentors chosen by young people themselves from ...
  • Divesting fairly from fossil fuels around the world
    22 Apr 2021
    To combat global warming, we have to stop using fossil fuels. This will have a major impact on both investors in related industries who will have to write off trillions of dollars and developing countries that had ...
  • Woman looks online at information about breast cancer
    Promoting cancer screening through social media analyses
    20 Apr 2021
    Early identification through screening is a crucial element in reducing the burden of cancer. But many people don’t participate in the mass screening offered and recommended by the Dutch state. How do people arrive ...
  • Which student emotionally affects the teacher?
    20 Apr 2021
    A teacher can experience a lot of joy through contact with students, but can also feel frustration when students show disruptive behaviours. Education scientist Janneke de Ruiter studied the emotional interactions ...
  • Research organisations and commercial parties start work on developing the new Amsterdam Data Exchange
    14 Apr 2021
    AMS-IX, deXes, SURF, the Amsterdam Economic Board and the University of Amsterdam have begun to develop the new Amsterdam Data Exchange (AMdEX): a neutral, non-commercial, digital infrastructure, which will allow ...
  • Autism and ageing
    1 Apr 2021
    When we think of autism, we tend to think of children. Yet autism does not simply disappear as you get older. Researchers in the autism lab at the University of Amsterdam are investigating the relationship between ...
  • Matched sampling of squid environmental DNA (eDNA) in the foraging zones of Risso’s dolphins (left) and Cuvier’s beaked whales (right). Hunting zones, and depths of sampling locations, are determined through recording of the foraging behaviour of two species, using non-invasive sound and movement recording tags. Graphic: Visser et al., Science Advances 2021; 7: eabf5908 GEOMAR, C. Kersten
    Whales dive deep for profitable prey
    31 Mar 2021
    An international research team has investigated why dolphins and whales perform record-breaking dives to several kilometres deep. For the first time they were able to match hunting behaviour to the prey present in ...
  • The supermarket that communicates with you while you shop
    30 Mar 2021
    For many people, environmental knowledge and awareness does not necessarily translate into pro-environmental action. Even those with a strong desire to act in a more environmentally friendly way find themselves ...
  • CO-CREATE participants discuss policy advice
    Adolescents give advice on how to combat overweight
    24 Mar 2021
    Overweight has been a major social problem for some time already, and the coronavirus pandemic has only served to exacerbate it. In order to successfully combat youth overweight, adolescents are calling for bold and ...
  • Millions for AI knowledge and investment consortium
    23 Mar 2021
    A knowledge and investment consortium made up of a large group of Dutch universities and a venture capitalist has been awarded an €8 million grant to accelerate the application and marketing of innovations in the ...
  • picture telling what CiSAI is all about
    We need to better understand the impact of AI on society and citizens
    23 Mar 2021
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is more than just a set of technologies. AI will fundamentally affect citizens and transform societies, in both desirable and undesirable ways. The Faculty of Social & Behavioural ...
  • Claes de Vreese
    Claes de Vreese becomes fifth university professor of AI
    22 Mar 2021
    Professor Claes de Vreese has been appointed university professor of Artificial Intelligence and Society by the Executive Board of the UvA. This appointment takes the number of university professors in the field of ...
  • Dutch politicians showing frowning and happy faces
    How do politicians’ emotions affect us as voters?
    17 Mar 2021
    Emotions are usually very contagious, especially when expressed by people you like. If someone looks happy, for instance, you become happy too. But when politicians are involved, the dynamic is slightly different. It ...