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The Science of A Shorter Workday

The 8-hour work-day was bitterly won. The history of its development has been a tug of war between the anxiety of bosses eager to get the maximum profit out of their employees and the indignation of workers subjected to inhuman…

Sleeping With The Fishes

Everyone does it. Everyone suffers if we don’t do it. Sleeping. We spend a whole third of our lives sleeping (or we’re supposed to) and yet… we don’t understand it. Getting a proper amount of shut-eye is essential for normal…

Extinction Notice: A Mourning Cry For a Horny Guy

On the 19th of March, in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, the last male northern white rhinoceros on the planet, Sudan, went to the great savannah in the sky. The equivalent of 90 years old in human years, Sudan…

Tech In Review: Huawei P Smart

I began using the Huawei P Smart phone about a month ago. I have really enjoyed using it and it has many useful and exciting features, which you get to read about! To start, the design of the P Smart…

Stephen Hawking Remembered

In the early hours of March 14th, somewhere in a quiet corner of Cambridge, a very bright star went out. Aged 76, more than half a century longer than doctors expected him to live, Stephen William Hawking died peacefully in…

CRISPR-Cas: A Cure We’re Not Ready For?

On the 1st of June 2017, the gene-editing molecular hardware of CRISPR was used for the first time on a human patient. This was a massive breakthrough for the theoretical and practical study of human genetics, but it also raises…

Lab Grown Love: A Study In Intimacy

In the late 1990s, Professor Arthur Aron of Stony Brook University faced a dilemma. He wanted to study love. A psychologist fascinated with human intimacy, he was facing a serious roadblock – how do you compare two relationships? One pair…

How to Hack Your Habit

It is the beginning of February, and chances are most people have given up on g their New Year’s Resolutions. Every year it happens. Why is it so difficult to build a new habit? Well, first we need to define…

It’s All About the Blockchain

In 1999, economist Paul Krugman said, ‘By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine’s.’ Krugman’s error was not underestimating the potential of the Internet, it…

The Big Science of 2017

So here we are, a month into the new year, a brand-new semester, and it’s pretty safe to say we’re not exactly missing 2017. Politically, environmentally and morally exhausted, it is very easy to view those 12 gruelling months as…

Mythbuster: The Aussie Flu

Recently released data by the HSE shows that this year’s flu season has been particularly rough, and there are a lot of questions floating around about the so-called “Aussie Flu Outbreak”. The “flu” is an infection caused by the influenza…

UCD Partnering in New €8.2 million Cross Border Research Centre to Improve Cardiovascular Care

A new cross border medical engineering research centre was launched today in Ulster University. The Eastern Corridor Medical Engineering Centre (ECME) has received €8.2 million in EU funding to carry out research in improving cardiovascular care. ECME is a partnership between…