As individuals, few of us will ever experience the stressor states inflicted on torture victims with the goal of retrieving information. It is difficult for our empathy to extend to these extremities of suffering, leaving us with a poor understanding …
Two SciTech writers give their impression of Adam Rutherford’s December speech to Gensoc and Scisoc
Aisling Greene: Genetics vs. Prejudice
Before the December break, students gathered in the MacNeill lecture theatre for a talk from Dr. Adam Rutherford, the celebrated geneticist, author, and broadcaster. GenSoc (the genetics society) and SciSoc (the science society) hosted the …
Iseult Reid weighs up the options for a more environmentally friendly Christmas
The time has come to consider ‘greening’ our Christmases. The mass amount of waste created by the holiday is extremely polluting. The methane and carbon dioxide gas created by landfill as this waste decomposes is contributing to the greenhouse gas …
An increase in the budget for innovation in 2018 will finally allow Ireland to become a member of the 16-nation organisation
Spoiler alert: the mystery announcement is completely unrelated to Ireland’s joining the European Southern Observatory (ESO), but is nonetheless very exciting, featuring something never-before-seen, according to Observatory.
This announcement will now be of particular interest to Irish astrophysicists, as an …
Join us here, live from 8pm, as we live blog a panel discussion featuring Dr. Kevin Mitchell and journalist Maria Delaney, The talk, titled “Life in the Blogosphere – The joys and challenges of communicating science to the public”, has …
Kevin Flynn and Laura Philpott from TCD’s OCD support group give advice on dealing with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Picture this… your mind is a record player stuck on track A. Now imagine that track A is a specific image or thought …
EcoEvo@TCD won the title of “Best Science and Technology Blog” at the Irish Blog Awards. The prize was accepted by the blog’s administrators, Adam Kane and Sive Finlay at an awards ceremony on the 4th of October.…
Our SciTech team – Luke McGuinness, online editor; Dylan Lynch, editor; and Aidan Murray, deputy editor – bring you live updates on this year’s Discover Research Dublin events.[liveblog]…