Book Review: How Irish scientists changed the world

Anthea Lacchia on why Seán Duke’s new book should be in your stocking this Christmas.

CARS microscopy: you can look but you cannot touch!

Gemma-Lee-Ann Melton explores how CARS microscopy has the potential to revolutionise microbiology.

Symmetrical snowflakes and chaotic crystals: The science behind the sneachta

With the festive season on the way, Dylan Lynch explores the science behind a white – or perhaps yellow – Christmas.

Science: In Brief

Science Editor, Gavin Kenny rounds up the latest science news.

Hallucinogens: cause or cure of mental illness?

Dylan Lynch explores the novel but potential powerfully use of hallucinogenic drugs in treating mental illnesses such as depression.

Irish hurricanes, landslides and tsunamis: a frightening forecast

As the sun sets on a summer to remember, Ailis O’Carroll considers the extremes of the Irish climate.

Loner planets and a one-way ticket to Mars

Patrick Hull brings us on a rollercoaster tour of Space, stopping off at rogue planet with no sun and touching down on the surface of Mars – with no prospect of return.

Grow your own wonder and scepticism at the Science Gallery

Sive Finlay guides us through the ups and downs of the Science Gallery’s latest installation: “Grow Your Own…”

E Coli: friend or foe?

Dylan Lynch examines the recent findings in relation to E-Coli bacteria.

What has a Nobel Prize winner ever done for me?

In the wake the 2013 Nobel Prize announcements last week, Science Editor, Gavin Kenny explores how the lauded research has affected our day-to-day lives.

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