Women in the New Year

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 […]

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Book Review: Animal Wise

People viewed animals as companions and co-workers for centuries yet it is only recently that their emotions and thoughts were scientifically studied. It is startling to read that only 60 years ago animals were viewed as robotic machines devoid of feeling. Virginia Morell demonstrates this new wealth of knowledge and research about the minds of […]

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Chic! Fashionable science media

Fashion. Something I vowed never to write about. I love science, rarely twist open my bottle of mascara and wear my comfy winter boots most of the year. But there are parallels between these two worlds. I’m not talking about the commandeering of phrases like DNA which can make creams and potions sound impressive. Here […]

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The observation room

Science Calling in Washington D.C. Sometimes Angela Wessel wished that she didn’t leave the window open to the inquisitive crowd. That day she was a far more interesting specimen to peer at that than the giant pandas, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, people had ventured in to see. The zoo volunteer turned from the twelve […]

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20 science tweeps to follow

Inspired by a recent Irish Times article on ‘20 women to follow on Twitter‘, I asked some of my favourite Irish science tweeps to put their thinking hats on. Akin to a desert island challenge, what four (science) people would they recommend? Who inspires them, makes them think or simply tells the nerdiest jokes? Between […]

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