Ireland’s MSM blood ban does not move with the times or the science

Modern testing and evidence from more progressive requirements in other counties show it is time for change

One in four of us will need a blood transfusion at some point in our lives. Donations are used for an expansive range of patients, including those undergoing chemotherapy treatment and surgeries, or victims of serious traffic accidents. 1,000 transfusions

ECOLIFE conservation efforts creating fiery change in our climate crisis

Aquaponing and Patsari stoves provide burning solutions in the fight against climate change

Rachel Carson wrote in her overwhelmingly influential book Silent Spring that “time is the essential ingredient, but in the modern world there is no time”. In the fight against climate change, time is not humanity’s friend. Efforts to live more

Trinity researchers help better understand the variability in the severity of Covid-19

Autoantibodies that are more common in older adults block an important immune response

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has been clear that Covid-19 usually has more severe effects on older people than their younger counterparts. But even within individual age groups, the effect Covid-19 has on a person is far from

Ghost Fishing is haunting, but not the end of seafood

Offshore fishing practices can have harmful effects, but that doesn’t mean we have to give up seafood for good.

In recent years, the environmental impacts of beef farming have been the main focus of mainstream media, however  there is a lot to say about our consumption of seafood and the detrimental impacts of the fishing industry. 

The term ghost

Sunday Longread: What is true randomness?

It’s a little different to what we think it is

As almost a third of English words do, “random” stems from Old French. However, the original noun “random” had a meaning closer to “speed” or “impetuosity”. Over time the sense of haste embedded in the word wrought new meanings like

Trinity’s Women on Walls

Trinity professors look back on a 2016 portrait as part of the Women on Walls campaign after the third round of portraits were unveiled in DCU

For centuries, Trinity’s Long Room sculptures stood unchanged, telling a story of geniuses and scholars, all with something in common apart from their brains: their sex. Then in 2019, we saw a historic vote to select four great female minds

“Bringing data to life”: Statisticians in the fight against climate change

Dr Caroline Brophy’s research uses statistical methods to assess biodiversity and ecosystems

Statistics, according to Professor Caroline Brophy, an Associate Professor of Statistics at Trinity, is the ability to give data meaning. “Statistics is really about making a story from data,” Brophy says. “It’s really about bringing data to life.”

Data refers

Formula Trinity’s autonomous driving team gears up for success

Two founding members of Formula Trinity’s new autonomous driving team speak to Trinity News about the project

Formula Trinity is the College’s own student-led entry to Formula Student (FS), an engineering competition. The project was first started in 2017, but it can take teams many years of competing at various levels before they have a physical car

CONNECT to design musical gyroscope for primary school students

The centre was one of five recipients of funding from SFI and the Arts Council for a project at the intersection of science and art

CONNECT, the SFI Research Centre for Future Networks & Communications at Trinity College, was recently announced as one of five recipients of funding for the STEAM Art Collaboration project by Science Foundation Ireland and the Arts Council. The project pairs

Data centres and the environmental impact of our online world

Although online communication and data storage is better environmentally than its paper alternative, Aoife Kiernan outlines that data centres and internet usage still use a huge amount of resources

As we move to an increasingly online life, the environmental impact of increased internet usage often goes unnoticed. We use our laptops and phones, connected wirelessly to the internet with such ease, often not realising the large amount of infrastructure