Synthetic biology is making great strides in remodelling organisms and is rapidly heading towards creating new life. The debate about this is taking place outside the realm of the general public. Professor in biochemistry Bert Poolman finds this worrisome. Together with science journalist Arno Schrauwers he therefore wrote a book entitled ‘Synthetic biology. Man as Creator?’
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Being able to give meaning to loss – that is what consolation is. Christoph Jedan, Professor of Ethics and Comparative Philosophy of Religion, examined the consolation literature of theologians and of philosophers from classical antiquity. He...
De Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW) heeft dit jaar Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Lisa Herzog, Jeroen de Ridder, Moniek Tromp en Helga de Valk benoemd als nieuwe leden.
Snails being solemnly banished for nibbling too much on the crops of the inhabitants of Autun, France. Dolphins, horses, moles, and flies being sentenced in court. Sven Gins investigates these kinds of animal trials. We might have World Animal Day...
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