Can science explain vampires and zombies?

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

How to avoid the freshers’ flu

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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

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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

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

Dealing with obsessive-compulsive disorder

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

Prof. Nicola Marples, teaching hero

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

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