TCD researchers enlist public help


Luke McGuinness looks at the citizen science behind Zooniverse

Planet Earth’s most terrifying fungus


Dylan Lynch on the most frightening fungus family on the planet

How to get the person of your dreams – with a little help from science

Dating for scientists photo

Love is, rather unromantically, little more than a complex biological process.

Alli is NOT your Ally

Alli blue pills

Dylan Lynch details the latest contamination claims circulating around some of GSK’s products, including the tampering problems with the weight loss drug ‘Alli’.

Does this make my antennae look fat?

Camoflage Cover Teaser

Dylan Lynch takes us on a light-hearted tour of nature’s quirkier and lesser-known camouflage techniques.

Pulling a sickie pulling the wool over our eyes

Student illness

A recent study carried out in College concludes that most students simply don’t know what is responsible for their illnesses – bacteria or viruses. With over-prescription of antibiotics a growing worry, this is a troubling find.

Are Trinity’s clubs and societies watching the technological revolution pass by?

Student illness

Luke McGuinness ponders the slow uptake of technological innovations by College’s societies and offers some ideas for next September’s Freshers’ Week.

The power of negative results: how the pharmaceutical industry’s failure to report findings is costing lives


David McCormack explores the devastating consequences of not reporting clinical trial findings and asks what can be done about it.

Canada’s oil sands – bountiful blessing or cruel curse?

Canadian Oil Fields online

Patrick Hull shares his take on the controversial oil sands of Alberta – a matter close to the heart of singer-­songwriter Neil Young.

“Ireland for Cern” campaign spearheaded by Trinity students

CERN Online

Luke McGuiness talks to the students behind the new campaign for Irish membership of Cern.

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