The nature of sex

From monogamy to homosexuality, does biology hold any clues to our love lives?

Sex is everywhere. Sex sells. Sex is sold. Sex made you. It’s alternatively known as coitus, copulation, and sexual intercourse. It is performed by humans and all other sexually-reproducing animals. It can take many forms and exist in many different


Genetics for the modern world

Global development could benefit from GM Crops

In this world of 7.5 billion people, humanity faces a myriad of problems. These range from continuing extreme poverty, curable diseases still causing premature deaths, the destruction of ecosystems that support our existence and much more. At this present moment,


Why science still needs folklore

Discovery of an antimicrobial bacteria in Co. Fermanagh shows how local cures can translate into medicine

From antiquity to present day, people have sought out ways in which to heal themselves, to cure the disease of relatives, and to repair injuries. Some of the earliest written records of medicinal practises in Ancient Egypt tell us that


Trinity researchers to investigate retired athletes from rugby and rowing

The multidisciplinary team will assess how elite athlete’s health is affected by concussion and retirement

A new Trinity research project will seek to address how a career as an athlete affects long term physical and mental health. The research is in collaboration with Rugby Players Ireland and Rowing Ireland and is being carried out by …


Behind the medals of a biomedical engineering PhD

Robert Gaul explains how his award-winning research on arteries may change the treatment of cardiovascular disease

Robert Gaul is in the midst of wrapping up his PhD at Trinity, for which he has already landed two major biomedical engineering awards. Earlier this year, Gaul received the Biomedical Research Medal for his work from Engineers Ireland, having


Delving into life and science at Schrödinger at 75

What did students, postgrads, and visitors make of the conference on “The Future of Biology”?


The meeting of international experts and keen listeners at the Schrödinger at 75 conference concerned the future of biology and was an opportunity to hear different scientific perspectives, but not only those of the speakers. Filling the auditorium of the


Northern Irish Astrophysicist and former Trinity pro-chancellor scoops major prize

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell will donate her prize of $3mn to increase diversity in science

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, pro-chancellor at Trinity between 2013-2018, has received the Breakthrough prize for her work in discovering solar pulsars and a lifetime of leadership in the scientific community. Bell Burnell will receive a $3mn prize money and follows