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The science lurking in the Arts Building

Though economics firmly has its realm in the Arts Building, do its empirical methodology and lofty ambitions qualify it as a science?

Economics has an unfortunate, and somewhat deserved reputation: many consider the discipline to be little more than pseudo-science, or ‘astrology for men’, and it often lacks the steadfast commitment to empirical evidence found in the natural sciences. Yet the questions

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Irish being the fastest growing language on Duolingo is a positive step

Is Irish having a renaissance? Evan Carron-Kee discusses potential reasons for the rise in popularity of learning the language

Nearly every country saw a spike in Duolingo sign-ups after Covid-19 restrictions became widespread in March. In most of the English-speaking world, learners focused on Spanish and French. However, Ireland was the exception: 43% of new sign-ups in March and