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The Ewing Theory

The Ewing Theory

What happens if your team’s best player goes down with an injury, leaves for another team or retires? Your team should be less successful, right? Well, as it turns out, this is not necessarily always true. Sometimes, a team can inexplicably flourish without their...

Why your Dobble cards always match

Why your Dobble cards always match

Dobble: a game played by kids, but still very popular among adults. In the game, you have to draw two random cards and place them face-up on the table between all the players. Then, you have to look for the identical symbol between the two cards. Between every two...

Why do we count in base 10?

Why do we count in base 10?

What is two plus two? The realist will say four, the computer will say 100, and the cynic will say 5 – but which is correct? The reason we count in base 10 stems from the simplest fact: humans have 10 fingers. Understandable and logical, as this seems to be nature’s...

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...

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...

Dopamine detox | How to reset your brain for success?

Dopamine detox | How to reset your brain for success?

Can you reset the neurochemicals in your brain? Can you increase your levels of dopamine by fasting? Countless people have used detoxes to influence their brain’s reward system, but this is not your average detox. In fact, instead of abstaining from junk food or...

Humans: A Multiplanetary Species

Humans: A Multiplanetary Species

I have been intrigued recently by a documentary I saw on Netflix called “Return to Space”. This documentary tells the story of SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk with the aim of making mankind a multiplanetary species. The documentary focuses on the launch of...

Impression of the Weekend Trip 2022

Impression of the Weekend Trip 2022

By Sam Elands YES, the ski trip! It was amazing! On March 10th, it was finally time to go on the first ski trip of VESTING! To begin with the place where the trip started. We gathered at the station of Groningen to go with our amazing bus driver, Henk, and later with...

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