How long can one survive without sleep?

How long can one survive without sleep?

Terror, hallucinations, paranoia, psychosis. The effects of sleep deprivation are not just devastating, they can last for life - but just how long can you survive without any sleep? 24 hours with no sleep Most people have gone a full day without sleep several times in...

Portfolio dynamics 101

Portfolio dynamics 101

A portfolio is a collection of financial investments like stocks, bonds, commodities, cash, and cash equivalents, including closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). People generally believe that stocks, bonds, and cash comprise the core of a portfolio....

Are you living inside a black hole?

Are you living inside a black hole?

In 1915 Einstein wrote the leading description of gravitation in modern physics, also known as the general theory of relativity. This theory describes the universe so well that it never fails, except for the Big Bang and at centres of black holes, both are...

Why Mathematics is a Language

Why Mathematics is a Language

Mathematics is considered the heart of the beta-field, whereas languages are by definition alpha. One could say, therefore, that mathematics and language are direct opposites. Yet, mathematics is sometimes called the language of science and considering the definition...

The rise of pitch invasions

The rise of pitch invasions

With the conclusion of the English football season, emotions always seem to run high. The fear of relegation or the thrill of a promotion or even a championship tend to do that to football fans. After the final whistle it is not rare for fans to spill out of the...

The fourth side of a triangle

The fourth side of a triangle

Yes, you are reading this correctly: a triangle can have four sides. If this sounds strange, I have to agree: this statement could be formulated in a more nuanced way: when we look from the point of view of the associated circles to the sides of a triangle, the fourth...

Sfeerverslag International Programme 2022

Sfeerverslag International Programme 2022

In “normal” times VESTING organizes a yearly International Programme, but, due to corona, the last two trips got cancelled. Luckily, the international programme could proceed as planned this year. After months of hard work by the International Programme Committee,...

What is the power of your vote?

What is the power of your vote?

In most democratic countries, voting is an essential part in deciding how a country is led. For example, in the Netherlands there are local and nationwide elections in which you decide which political parties will run different aspects of governmental life. Naturally...