Dive into the video series Stay Curious, which offers down-to-earth explanations of complex science, as well as portraits and talks with the Carlsberg Foundation's top researchers.
STAY CURIOUS: Peace can only be achieved when states are in dialogue about solving problems. The digital revolution challenges and changes the way in which diplomacy works. State leaders use their smartphones and social media during negotiations. Technology has brought us closer, but it has also created a new balance between confidentiality and transparency.
STAY CURIOUS: Palmyra has always been fascinating to archeologists. The location of the city made it a pivotal point to caravans between the East and the West along the Silk Road. Denmark has one of the world’s largest collections of funerary portraits from Palmyra at the New Carlsberg Glyptotek, making it possible to study society and culture of the centre of the Syrian desert.
STAY CURIOUS: Eco-systems are enormous, and, at the same time, very complex. The ocean’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere has a tremendous impact on our climate. Plankton transports carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to the depths of the ocean, but the composition of plankton in the oceans is changing as a consequence of global warming
STAY CURIOUS: Galaxies have not always existed. Without them, planets and humans would not even exist. So, how did they emerge? The new, current generation of telescopes make it possible to understand the formation of the earliest galaxies.
STAY CURIOUS: What is the truth, what is health, hunger, insecurity, and what do they reveal about us, human beings, and our relations?
STAY CURIOUS: In the future, artificial intelligence will play an increasingly larger role in our lives. We have to maintain balance, so we will not become any less human. So, what do we do, once the efficiency of computer algorithms surpasses the human being? We are faced with a pivotal question of what type of society we want to live in.
STAY CURIOUS: Matter and antimatter cannot coexist. They would annihilate each other. We are only able to see five percent of what the Universe is made of. The rest is dark energy and dark matter. Where did the antimatter go?
STAY CURIOUS: Rewilding is about lessening human interference with the ecosystems of nature and restoring natural processes. For this reason, research is being done on how to reinstate animal populations to restore their function in the food chain, hence, increasing the biodiversity.
STAY CURIOUS: In the Anthropocene age (of mankind), changes are occurring all over the world as a consequence of human influence on the geology and ecosystem of the earth. In the Thule region of the Northwestern Greenland, the ice is a crucial part of the infrastructure. When the ice cracks and melts, conditions of life for the local people change.
STAY CURIOUS: Misinformation, “fake news”, and attention economy are the keywords of Vincent Hendricks’ research. As social media are not regulated, they are largely a free market. When it is possible to be on social media for free, it is because you pay with your attention and your data. You, yourself, are the product to be sold.
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