‘Near-total eclipse day’ had finally dawned and the only thing to do was jump out of bed, open the curtains to be greeted by never-ending cloud, start singing some Bonnie Tyler and wish for the skies to clear. It was a very different day for Prof Peter Gallagher and a select few lucky scientists who were up […]Read more "#Eclipse2015 at Trinity College Dublin"
I’ve been asked countless questions over the past few years about blogging… so finally to answer them all, here’s a vlog filled with tips and recommendations. Enjoy! (Captions are available for those who are hard of hearing or in work etc.)Read more "Most Wanted: Blogging Tips"
I’m just going to put it out there… could 2015 be a turning point for women in Ireland? Nollaig na mBan is a time for women (na mBan) to celebrate Christmas (Nollaig) after traditionally taking care of their family for the past few weeks (emphasis on traditionally). Seeing all the good wishes pop up on […]Read more "Women in the New Year"
It is tough work to maintain a blog. With almost three years’ experience of writing and reading blogs, my formula for success contains three essential elements. When one of these elements is missing, I feel the quality of the site reduces. TIME + THOUGHT + DEDICATION = INTERESTING BLOG Unfortunately, that is what happened to Science […]Read more "Taking a year out"
It’s a bit too damp for trick or treating… so perhaps a trip to the cinema is the best plan for tonight. If you fancy a scare, UCD’s science film festival has just the thing for you: a screening of the Shining in the Lighthouse Cinema following by a panel discussion about the psychology of […]Read more "Science On Film"
Are you a scientist? What do you think of social media? Do you find it useful or have you no idea where to start? Tim McCormick, Marie Boran and I are hosting a workshop on smart social media tools for scientists at Spot On London and we’d love to hear what you think!Read more "Spot On Social Media Tools"
It’s Maths Week 2013! Maths was my favourite subject in school so I couldn’t let the week go by without some sort of celebration. To share some numerical joy, I tweeted earlier asking you to tell some tweet-sized maths stories. These include your favourite sums, equations and experiences etc with maths. I’ll keep adding to […]Read more "Maths Week: Sum Stories"
Since the overall budget figure for Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland are combined for the purpose of Budget 2014, it is difficult to compare exact figures with last year’s budget. The total figure of over €400 million for research and innovation programmes takes into account all sources of funding (including EU and industry) so it […]Read more "Budget 2014 Breakdown: Science"