Live blog: Communicating science through social media


Join us live as we learn the secrets of effectively communicating science to the general public with Dr Kevin Mitchell and Maria Delaney.

Sexism remains an everyday challenge for female science students


Dylan Lynch talks to Mieke Guinan, the Trinity student who coordinated College’s first ever Women in Science Week last week.

ESA’s Rosetta mission plagued by problems


Anya Aleshko looks at Rosetta’s history and the problems that were encountered along the way.

Scientists to bring invisibility cloak to life


Katarzyna Siewierska examines the latest research behind modern day cloaking devices.

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.


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