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"
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 […]Read more "Book Review: Animal Wise"
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 […]Read more "Chic! Fashionable science media"
As part of Science Calling’s Emerging Writer series, I asked top editors, writers and bloggers for one tip they would give to new writers. Here’s what they said:Read more "Emerging Writer: Tips from the experts"
Rather than giving something up, failing and then feeling bad… why don’t you learn something new as part of your New Year resolutions. Here are a few ideas for science enthusiasts!Read more "New Year resolutions with a science twist"
The science and literature prizes were awarded in Stockholm today. 2006 Nobel Laureate, Craig Mello, spoke to Science Calling and gave an insight into this process and whether he felt an Irish scientist could be on the podium in the near future.Read more "Creativity is key for a science Nobel Prize"
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 […]Read more "The observation room"
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 […]Read more "20 science tweeps to follow"