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Blog: Boundless growth
Overpopulation is ever more scary when it’s in your own backyard. Many at WUR call for an effective contraceptive method to regulate the institution’s future size. Population contr...
Mars versus Venus
Social Scientists come from Mars, Life Scientists from Venus. In Wageningen, my interaction with natural scientists is usually limited. This period, however, I am taking a plant pr...
Blog: A bubble squared
Droevendaal is a pretty cool place with an interesting reputation. To a lot of people it seems to be a mystical place of drugged hippies, chicken, gardening and goats. A place that...
Blog: Thou shalt not acknowledge
As an atheist, or rather an agnostic who tilts strongly towards atheism, I can easily sympathise with the choice of Wageningen University to ban invisible friends from the list of ...
Blog: The company makes the meal
I've eaten from the Chinese van maybe twice in my life and I wasn't impressed. And, as a German, I am used to this ‘everything-that's-not-allowed-is-forbidden’ mentality, but it ma...
Once upon a time, in a town called Wageningen, winter followed autumn and then followed spring. That was the natural course of the seasons. In 2014, however, spring came earlier th...
The Forum bridge is fenced off to prevent us all from falling. The alternative? Another slippery path.
Marvels of the Waddenzee
Before this weekend, I had only heard of other people’s holidays at the North Sea, but I had never been there. Dutch, Belgian and German people speak with affection of this sea. Ho...
Blog: McWag drive thru
Riding the number 88 back to Wag. Street lamps whizz by, the bus is a quiet, contemplative hum through the dark. Just before the robotic voice says: ‘Wageningen, Droevendaalsestee...
Blog: Scaling up
I believe that we experience a place in relation to other places. It can be small or big, close or far, alternative or mainstream only if set against some term of comparison. When ...