Off to a flying start

Did you know that new parents can learn something from the lesser black-backed gull? A lesson of these caring birds can get them off to a flying start, as explained by behavioral ecologist Marwa Kavelaars.
Marwa Kavelaars
UAntwerpen - UGent

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How and when can advertising unconsciously influence us?

"Advertising"? I'm not susceptible to ads!" Sounds familiar? Serena D'hooge breaks that illusion and tells you more about the simple but very effective advertising technique, called 'evaluative conditioning'.
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What beetles can tell us about evolution

It’s always thought that evolution happens by slow and gradual changes. But can evolution also happen fast? Oh, yes - as Zoë de Corte's research on beetles shows.

Will duckweed be on our menu soon?

In order to provide the growing world population with sufficient protein, Reindert Devlamynck (University of Ghent) focuses on duckweed. In addition to ducks, he also wants people to eat this tasty little plant and is setting a good example for himself 🍽

How can we teach student-teachers to deal with aggressive behavior in class?

"You're a bad teacher and your class is absolute bullsh*t!". Novice teachers often do not know how to deal with this type of verbal-aggressive behavior, partly because it is not yet sufficiently addressed in their training. To tackle this, Delphine Franco is working on a solution.

How do we give people with asthma their breath back?

Worldwide, some 235 million people suffer from asthma. Drugs such as a quick-relief inhaler can help to suppress their symptoms. But they can't cure asthma. Fien Gysens hopes that her research will contribute to finding a cure for asthma!

Using the glue of geckos during surgery

A gecko, a post-it and a tube. Let these 3 things stick into your mind for just one minute. Giorgio Russo (VIB - VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel) explains how a gecko could potentially help to heal wounds after surgery. 🦎👩‍⚕️

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