Can science explain vampires and zombies?


Turlough Heffernan looks at some of the most memorable scientific theories surrounding Halloween’s scariest creatures.

How to avoid the freshers’ flu


Sleep, garlic, ginger and alcohol-free nights are all key to avoiding the dreaded freshers’ flu.

NASA’s Antares rocket explodes seconds after lift-off

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Dramatic footage shows the NASA rocket erupting into a fireball above the US.

BLOOD exhibition review – Blood series, Part II

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Katarzyna Siewierska visits BLOOD, the Science Gallery’s new exhibition.

Bloody perceptions – Blood series, Part I

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Turlough Heffernan looks at historical and modern perceptions of blood in the first of a two-part series on the important biological fluid.

Debunking the ‘sugar-free’ myth


Overconsumption of artificial sweeteners has been linked to diabetes, glucose intolerance and obesity.

2014: the year we woke up to climate change

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As the race against climate change intensifies worldwide, will science’s efforts be enough?

Electroconvulsive therapy: Attitudes insidiously perpetuate mental health stigma


Brendan Browne makes the case for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a treatment for severe depression.

Dealing with obsessive-compulsive disorder


Trinity’s OCD support group gives advice to students dealing with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Prof. Nicola Marples, teaching hero


Luke McGuinness speaks to Prof. Nicola Marples of the Department of Zoology about her experience as a lecturer.


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