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"
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"
I’m delighted to say that Science Calling is shortlisted in the Best Science / Education Blog category. Best of luck everyone! Here’s the list: Anseo.net lexicolatry Irish American Civil War Irish Archaelogy Inside the Brain fractuslearning Duallans Scoil Beyond the Wild Garden Anseo.net Leaving Cert English The Helpful Engineer Seomra Ranga Science Calling Missmernagh.com Communicate […]Read more "Blog Awards Ireland: Shortlisted"
We were invited to indulge our curiosity this week in Dublin which inspired me to launch my new weekly column, Curiosity Calling. This week, I’m sharing my thoughts on the world around us as well as the future… inspired by conversations and news articles.Read more "Curiosity Calling: Bees, Boyle & Antibiotics"
Science has infiltrated the Sunday Times. My plans for world (science) domination are slowly rolling into place.Read more "Science in the Sunday Times"
Opinion by Eoin Ó Colgáin Without doubt, the pinnacle of scientific achievement is a Nobel Prize. Alfred Nobel’s will stipulated that the prizes should be awarded for the most important discoveries “during the preceding year”, but the complicated nature of validating results means that the Nobel committee don’t rush. A cautionary case is the 1926 […]Read more "SFI prize objectives: With a pinch of luck and delusion"