Boys wear blue and girls wear pink

The effects of nature and nurture have been a constant debate throughout the history of biology. Are we born a certain way or are we shaped by our environment? Generally we find the answer is somewhere in the middle but when it comes to the brain, things can be quite flexible. The buzz word associated […]

PROBE: Research Uncovered

On Friday, September 29, PROBE: Research Uncovered will kick off in Front Square. PROBE is an annual, pop-up series of events in college that’s part of the hundreds of events which constitute European Researcher’s Night: a continent-wide assortment of talks, events, and research experiments. These are organised to involve expose ordinary people to academic and […]

Ireland’s only milk bank

Like many of you, I moved back to my homeland for the summer: in my case, County Fermanagh. I have a part time job, and I’m glad to be spending more time with my family. Recently in a pub called Grannie Annie’s I had a surprising revelation about my local town, Irvinestown. It has the […]

A study of ice and fire

A new Edinburgh University study has found evidence of 91 additional volcanoes under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, nearly tripling the number of known volcanoes in the area and putting it on a par with the East African Rift System as one of the world’s largest volcanic regions.     “We were amazed,” Robert Bingham […]

The cost of learning STEM

  Science is an expensive endeavour, there’s no getting around it. Whether it’s conducting experiments to determine the elemental composition of a comet in space, or trial studies on treating infectious diseases using a whole host of model animals that must be bred and maintained, there is the cost of research. These come in many […]

Queen’s University researchers discover a novel way to recycle household aluminium foil

A groundbreaking development  in combating the problems of household aluminium foil waste has been realised. Researchers at the Queen’s University, Belfast, school of chemistry and chemical engineering have engineered a new eco-friendly, cost effective method to convert common aluminium foil into very pure aluminium salts. These salts can, in turn, be used to manufacture a […]

Trinity bees produce their first honey

If you’ve been in College in the last few weeks, you may have noticed a peculiar buzzing filling the air as Trinity’s very own bees have been busy foraging all over College and beyond. This resulted in the very first official jar of Trinity honey being harvested on July 28. The bees have already attracted […]

Increased risk of dementia in people with Down Syndrome

Emerging research from a Trinity team has shown that those with Down Syndrome are more likely to develop dementia and to do so at an earlier age. A longitudinal study, which annually assessed  77 women over 35 years of age for symptoms of dementia, found that, over the last 20 years, 97.4% of participants developed […]

Trinity researchers explore “superpower” nanomaterials

Graphite, most commonly found in pencils, is something that at first may appear uninteresting to us. It’s grey, brittle and difficult to write with at times. In 2004 however, two scientists, who were curious about the layered properties of graphite (the property that makes it possible to write with), sought to explore the limits of […]

A Mobile Solution

  How many of us still wear a watch? Carry a camera? Emails, MP3s, even the ancient calendar – your phone does them all. So why not go one step further and leave the wallet behind? So suggests the French App company Lydia.   Launched in 2013 by Antoine Porte and Cyril Chiche, Lydia aims […]


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