Can psychology research be trusted?

Can we rely on results published by researchers in the field of psychology? How reproducible are the results? Turlough Heffernan describes the Reproducibility Project and its findings.

SCITECHCan psychology research be trusted? That was the question that Brian Nosek and his team at the University of Virginia set out to answer when they established their Reproducibility Project. As the name suggests, this was an attempt to determine …


Review: SECRET at the Science Gallery

The latest exhibition at the Science Gallery asks what needs to be revealed and what should stay hidden.


“SECRET – Nothing to see here?” ­ The exhibition running in the Science Gallery cracks cryptography, spills secrets and examines enigmas. Why do humans like to keep and reveal secrets, who do we share them with and why are we …


The Trinity Walton Club

There are many very talented young people in Ireland. They could become great scientists, engineers and mathematicians. But does the education system in Ireland allows these students to fulfil their potential? The School of Physics at TCD has come forward with an initiative called the Trinity Walton Club.


The Trinity Walton Club, named after E.T.S. Walton, is a non-profit initiative aimed at post-primary school students in Ireland established through collaboration between the Schools of Physics, Mathematics, and Education at TCD. It began in 2014 with 60 students participating


Trinity Physics – The Discovery of Conical Diffraction

The 19th century was a very exciting time for Irish physics. The grounds of Trinity College Dublin were walked by some of the greatest Irish physicists in history. This story involves two of them, William Rowan Hamilton and Humphrey Lloyd.


In the early 19th century, William Rowan Hamilton mathematically predicted a curious phenomenon called conical refraction and Humphrey Lloyd was the first person to demonstrate the effect experimentally. This achievement was a strong argument for the wave theory of


Professor Luke O’Neill on marvel molecules and being a scientist

Professor Luke O’Neill of the School of Biochemistry and Immunology talks to Trinity News about the exciting discovery of a molecule that could help treat a variety of inflammatory diseases.

Science HeaderNew research led by scientists at Trinity has uncovered a molecule that could lead to new treatment of inflammatory diseases including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, gout, asthma, diabetes and Muckle-Wells syndrome. This marvel molecule, called MCC950, is capable of blocking …


DNA of lager yeast tells stories of eastern voyage

Trinity research has revealed that ancestors of yeast used in brewing lager may have been transported along ancient trade routes.

Science HeaderSeasoned brewers know that behind every successful beer, there is a very precious yeast at work. When it comes to beer – from ale, to stout, to lager – yeast is a crucial ingredient used to ferment sugars into alcohol.…

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