Categorie: Wetenschap

Olifanten voorkomen bodemuitputting in Afrikaanse savanne

Biologe Judith Sitters schreef in haar vorige blog over haar avonturen in het Noorden. Nu brengt ze voor Wtnschp haar veldwerk in de Afrikaanse Savanne in beeld. Ze vertelt over de helse herrie die de klipdassen konden maken ’s nachts, tot de olifanten die graag een potje mee wilden voetballen. Oh, en de luipaard die blijkbaar vaak genoeg op haar hardlooprondje passeerde…

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Past Pandemics and Modern Misconceptions

To many, the quarantine measures of the last few months may seemed unprecedented. Remaining indoors, staying distanced from friends, loved ones, and even strangers on the street, planning grocery shopping ahead of time like a military operation and being constantly aware of your surroundings is draining and definitely not what we are used to. The notion of these regulations as purely modern is, however, inaccurate. Medieval cities throughout Europe had many regulations regarding public hygiene that were strictly and regularly enforced with a view towards preserving the people’s greater health.

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