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PROBE-ing into science

A trio of young investigators dissect Trinity’s science festival

Last Friday, the Science Gallery and Trinity hosted PROBE – Research Uncovered, the festival of research in Front Square. PROBE is part of European Researchers’ Night, and similar events take place all over Europe on the night of the 28th.

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The demands of the Summerhill occupiers are the minimum of what we should expect

We cannot continue the Irish tradition of expecting charities to patch up government policy failures

On August 7, housing activists, including members of Take Back Trinity, entered a house at 35 Summerhill Parade, and began occupying the building. Less than ten days later a High Court judge had ordered the protestors to vacate the premises.

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Coordinating our compassion

Incoming president Jack Natin explains that the new database is just one of the many ways VDP is taking social justice to another level

Trinity’s own St. Vincent de Paul society, or VDP, is the biggest society on campus. According to the Central Societies Committee it is also the best, having won this years awards for both Best Large Society and Best Overall Society.

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New kids on the block: Nessa O’Connor

Jessie Dolliver interviews the newest members of Trinity’s research community

Nessa O’Connor is the Zoology department’s newest lecturer, having moved from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in January of 2017. Dr.O’Connor specializes in all things marine biology, and is particularly interested in the relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (how stable

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Trinity alumni Michael Moloney is named new head of the American Institute of Physics

Dr. Moloney received his PhD in experimental physics from Trinity

Trinity alumni Michael Moloney is to become the next chief executive of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). Dr. Moloney, an experimental physicist, was head-hunted by an executive search committee and subsequently unanimously approved by the AIP’s board of directors. …

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Fighting the rising tides

Cork city struggles to keep its head above water

Cork city has experienced regular and violent flooding for many years. The southern city is built on gravel and sand, and works like a big sponge. It sits on islands and marsh, right where the river Lee meets the ocean.

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Research round-up

A brief reflection on some of the most significant recent scientific discoveries

National Science Foundation (NSF) statistics show the majority of Americans find scientists “odd and peculiar”

The publication Science & Engineering Indicators 2018, is a large report from the USA which tracks scientific activity around the world. Along with tracking funding

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Plant protein key to combating global warming?

Legumes such as peas, beans and lentils have been found to have the highest nutrient density and the lowest environmental production costs

New research from a collaborative European Union (EU) project TRUE – “Transition paths to sUstainable legume based systems in Europe” (TRUE) has implicated that plant protein is the key to combating hunger and mitigating against global warming. Legumes, such as

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New gas infrastructure on horizon for Ireland

The Port of Cork has signed a memorandum of understanding with NextDecade Corporation, a US based liquefied natural gas company

The Port of Cork has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with NextDecade Corporation, an American liquefied natural gas (LNG) development company. NextDecade is listed on the stock exchange as worth nearly $1 billion (€850 million).

The memorandum is an

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