Humans have a long history of trying to overcome death. Everything from holding religious beliefs about the afterlife to the planning of a family might fall into this category. The idea is that even though my body will one day collapse, some part of me might carry on, be it my soul or my genes. We even build structures and create works of art and literature in the hope that our legacies will last well after we are gone.
Is human hibernation the key to getting to Mars? Unraveling the mysteries of hibernation and how animals are able to slow down their system in extreme cold without suffering any damage might be vital for human space travel.
Religious freedom has become a hot topic in an age of increasing migration and the apparent resurgence of religion in public life, challenging the limits of tolerance.
Stamcellen staan aan de basis van alle leven. In volwassen organen worden oude cellen continu vervangen door middel van celdeling van stamcellen. Met name de huid, het bloed en beenmerg, en de binnenbekleding van de darm vernieuwen zich in hoog tempo.
The conflictual relationship between religion and the secular is often sparked by humiliation, deprivation and embarrassment: a sense of victimhood.
The myth of religious violence does not correspond to fact, but is a central legitimating narrative of Western secularism.
Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy reveals how symmetry is a fundamental concept both in the arts and the sciences: from the walls of the Alhambra to the Higgs boson, from the music of Bach to deadly viruses. Based on his book Finding Moonshine he will tell the story of how mathematicians have produced a language to be able to explore, tame and classify this slippery concept.
How can we nurture and enhance the capacities that support and stimulate creative thought and action?
Filmmaker and ecologist John Liu explains - and shows with film fragments - why landscape restoration matters and why it needs urgent implementation.
Onderwijskundige Alexander Minnaert laat op basis van onderzoek zien wat de toegevoegde waarde is van diverse onderwijsvernieuwingen.