What is the Higgs boson?

Anthea Lacchia and Glenn Moynihan investigate…

Interview with Professor Heuer of CERN

CERN Director General Rolf-Dieter Heuer sat down with TN’s Science Editor Anthea Lacchia to discuss the Higgs Boson, LHC and the major philosophical questions facing science.

City of Possibilities

Science Editor Anthea Lacchia gets to grips with the Science Gallery’s ‘Hack the City’ exhibition.

Science News: A round-up of the week’s events

Find out all the latest and greatest news from the worlds of science and medicine. This week’s talking points include research into Alzheimer’s and both types of grass (pastural and recreational).

Dublin City of Science 2012 announced

Hear ye! Hear ye! Dublin, the capital city of a country famed for producing such scientific giants as Robert Boyle, John Tyndall, Ernst Walton and Jocelyn Bell Burnell has hereby reclaimed its rightful place at the summit of European scientific endeavour by officially inaugurating itself as the City of Science 2012.

A glimpse at ancient atmospheres

By Anthea Lacchia Scientists at University College San Diego have discovered a new chemical reaction that may help uncover new information on the ancient atmospheres of Earth and Mars. This chemical reaction takes place on the surface of aerosols in the atmosphere. The researchers also discovered that atmosphere can be trapped in carbonate rock. This […]

Trinity researchers take home award

By Anthea Lacchia Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Medicine and the Centre for High-Content Analysis in Trinity College were the recipients of GE Healthcare’s High-Content Analysis (HCA) Award. The lead authors of the award-winning study, Dr Michael Freeley and Dr Dara Dunican, investigated how white blood cells (T lymphocytes) move in the body during […]

Trinity leads the way toward new vaccines

By Anthea Lacchia Scientists from Trinity College and the University of Leicester have made an exciting breakthrough in understanding the body’s immune response to pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia. The researchers sought to understand what happens when the pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae infects a cell. The research showed that immune response is triggered by the bacterial toxin […]

Book review: Darwin today

It is hard to talk about Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species without seeming overstated. But to his credit, it remains one of the most influential books ever written. This Wednesday witnesses the 151st anniversary of Darwin’s seminal classic, whose impact has been felt by scientists worldwide, by Nazi eugenicists, and even by Irish writers. To […]

Celestial show returns for one night only

Alannah NicPhaidin Contributing Writer On November 12, 1833 some people in the western hemisphere thought that the world was coming to an end. It appeared that the sky was raining stars, and the brightness caused by the occurrence awoke many a sleepers. What people did not understand was it was a phenomenon that we refer […]


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