Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) funds thousands of top researchers at universities and institutes and steers the course of Dutch science by means of subsidies and research programs.

P/O Box 93138 - NL2509 AC Den Haag, The Netherlands
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Gender affects awarding of research funding

Women are still underrepresented in top academic positions. One of the possible explanations for this is the increasing importance of obtaining research funding. Women are often less successful in this than men. Psychology ...

dateSep 22, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Playing hide and seek below the soil

Below the soil of a diverse grassland area you'll find a jungle of plant roots. It is also home to a wide variety of bacteria and fungi, of which some are pathogenic and looking for a host in the tangle of roots. It appears ...

dateNov 03, 2015 in Biotechnology
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The earliest known abecedary

A flake of limestone (ostracon) inscribed with an ancient Egyptian word list of the fifteenth century BC turns out to be the world's oldest known abecedary. The words have been arranged according to their initial sounds, ...

dateOct 22, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Signs of extensive groundwater system on Mars

In its early years, planet Mars comprised large volumes of groundwater, which regularly flowed to the surface. This is the conclusion reached by Utrecht University's PhD candidate Wouter Marra following observations and scale ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Space Exploration
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