Ruud van der Weele

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We've called autism a disease for decades. We were wrong.

Most people think of autism as a disease, a major impediment of which an increasing number of children are "victims." But over the past two decades, a growing number of adults on the autism spectrum, myself included, have rejected this frame and called for non-autistic "neurotypicals" to respect …

Autism

Ds. Van Aalst: Kerkverlating mag nooit gewoon worden

APELDOORN – Een kind is kwijt, spoorloos verdwenen. Ogenblikkelijk gaat er een Amber Alert uit: Wie weet iets? Wie kan helpen? Maar als een jongere …

Laat christen gedrukte boek blijven koesteren

Juist in een informatiemaatschappij moeten christenen het gedrukte boek blijven koesteren als een middel om het kaf van het koren te scheiden en van …

Study shows extinction of pseudosuchians may have helped dinosaurs flourish

(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers from Germany's Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität have published a paper in the journal <i>Biology Letters</i>, suggesting that …

True colors of some fossil feathers now in doubt (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —Geological processes can affect evidence of the original colors of fossil feathers, according to new research by Yale University …

The death of Annie Darwin

Apropos of yesterday’s post on Darwin’s private life and emotional side, reader DermotC sent me a picture of the tombstone of Darwin’s daughter Anne …

The World According to Oud Zeikwijf (2)

capitalism. Foto: wallstalking.org (cc)<p>COLUMN - <i>In de vorige aflevering hebben we ontdekt waar de malaise van het huidige systeem vandaan komt, en ons</i> …

Trilobites Found With Mysterious Markings

Spots running down the length of the animals could have been used to confuse predators.<p><b>Perhaps the best-known group of ancient animals after dinosaurs, trilobites spent hundreds of millions of years coming up with crazy body plans and cruising the ocean before dying out some 250 million years ago.</b> …

Springpad 4.0 kan voortaan notebooks delen buiten iOS-app

Als Evernote en Pinterest een liefdesbaby zouden krijgen, zou die Springpad heten. Springpad is een online dienst waarmee je allerlei informatie van …

Duitse kerkleider: Dansverbod Goede Vrijdag bevordert nadenken over dood

BERLIJN – Enkele dagen voor Goede vrijdag wordt er weer geprotesteerd tegen het Duitse dansverbod op deze dag. Maar „het doet de maatschappij in …

Cookies op Trouw

Trouw.nl gebruikt cookies en vergelijkbare technologieën ("cookies") onder andere om u een optimale gebruikerservaring te bieden.<p>Ook kunnen we …

Children should be allowed to get bored, expert says

<b>Children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative, an education expert says.</b><p>Dr Teresa Belton told the BBC cultural expectations that children should be constantly active could hamper the development of their imagination<p>She quizzed author Meera Syal and …

Creativity

Global Taxonomic Diversity of Living Reptiles

1. Sumida SS, Martin KLM (1997) Amniote origins. Completing the transition to land. San Diego: Academic Press.<p>2. Reisz RR (1997) The origin and early …

Tweede studie wordt goedkoper

DEN HAAG (ANP) – Het wordt aantrekkelijker om een tweede studie te gaan volgen. Studenten die aan hun tweede studie beginnen terwijl ze de eerste …

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“Dear Old Darwin”: Hooker-Darwin correspondence to be published

<i>The BBC News</i> reports that a collection of 1400 letters between Charles Darwin and his pal and colleague Joseph Hooker, many of them personal and …

TV academic Alice Roberts: 'I started as a doctor on £21,000'

Anthropologist Professor Alice Roberts talks fame and fortune.<p>How did your childhood influence your work ethic and attitude to money?<p>I think my parents were very careful with money and I think I have inherited that from them. I grew up in the Seventies; my dad is an aeronautical engineer and my mum …

Horseshoe Crab Fossil, 300 Million Years Old, Discovered By 10-Year-Old Bruno Debattista

Ever brought in something this good for show-and-tell? An unusual rock, which a 10-year-old student presented to his classmates, has turned out to be an incredibly rare, 320 million-year-old fossil of a horseshoe crab's footprints.<p>Bruno Debattista, who attends Windmill Primary School in Oxford, …

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Dust-up over dinosaurs' true colours

Discovery that fossilization distorts pigment structures casts doubt on reconstructed plumages.<p>Scientists have been trying to decipher the colours of …

Paleontology