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  • ‘Rough’ words feature a trill sound in languages around the globe

    In languages spoken around the world, words describing rough surfaces are highly likely to feature a ‘trilled /r/’ sound – a linguistic pattern that stretches back over 6,000 years, a new study reveals.

  • Mental health care for detainees failing worldwide

    A substantial majority of prisoners around the world experience psychological problems, yet authorities do little to address this issue. A new volume edited by Piet Hein van Kempen and Maartje Krabbe from Radboud University highlights this.

  • Educational researchers quite good at citing each other

    85 percent of the references in educational research articles are substantively correct. This is the conclusion that Ard Lazonder and Noortje Janssen of Radboud University reached after analysing 500 articles from 244 different educational journals.

  • How do Western European Muslims view homosexuality?

    The frequency of mosque attendance, the norms of the country of origin, the time since migration and experiences of discrimination all play a role in how Western European Muslims view homosexuality.

  • Citizen science project will map Surinamese society in its entirety

    On September 14, a major citizen science project will begin in which historians from Radboud University will work with volunteers to map the entire Surinamese population between 1830 and 1950.

  • Bart Jacobs receives Stevin Prize

    Bart Jacobs, professor of security, privacy and identity at Radboud University, receives the NWO Stevin Prize 2021, the highest award in Dutch science.

  • EHT pinpoints dark heart of the nearest radio galaxy

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, known for taking the first picture of the black hole in the galaxy M87, has now imaged the heart of the neighboring galaxy Centaurus A in unprecedented detail.

  • Parents harsher with toddlers during first lockdown

    Parents with a toddler were more likely to react harshly to their child during the first "corona lockdown" in the Netherlands (from April to May 2020), such as by shaking or scolding them, a publication shows.

  • Astronomers Image Magnetic Fields at the Edge of M87’s Black Hole

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) consortium, which took the first-ever image of a black hole, today presented a new image of the black hole at the center of the galaxy M87.

  • Algorithm opens sealed seventeenth-century letter

    Het is voor het eerst gelukt om een verzegelde brief uit de zeventiende eeuw te lezen. Met geavanceerde scantechnologie en een computergestuurd algoritme wist een internationaal onderzoeksteam de brief digitaal te openen.

  • In 25 years the number of hoverfly species has fallen sharply in German nature reserves

    In addition to a sharp decline in the total biomass of flying insects, species diversity has also declined in German nature reserves. This is true at least for hoverflies, researchers from Radboud University show.

  • Shadow of black hole M87* is wobblingShadow of black hole M87* is wobbling

    The EHT team that published the first photo of the shadow of a black hole last year used the knowledge gained with it to analyze archival data from 2009-2013 and concluded that the shadow wobbles over the years.

  • Curaçao slave register and emancipation registers online

    The Curaçao slave register (1839-1863) and the emancipation registers (1863) of Curaçao will become digitally available on August 17 through the websites of the National Archives of Curaçao and the Netherlands.

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    Astronomers capture first image of a black hole

    For the first time, astronomers have managed to take a photo of a supermassive black hole and its shadow. They used the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a worldwide network of eight radio telescopes.