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A History Of Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal cannabis seems like one of the health topics du jour but it has a long history grounded in medical research. In 1841, an Irishman named William Brooke O’Shaughnessy noticed folk use of cannabis as a medical treatment in Calcutta….

When Two Stars Collide

130 million years ago, two neutron stars collided in a galaxy called NGC4993. This collision created gravitational waves which travelled through the Universe and reached earth, where they were detected on August 17th 2017 by the LIGO/Virgo interferometers. Although there…

Stormy Weather Ahead

In the wake of Ophelia and Brian, there are another 15 storms set to hit land in Ireland this autumn. Caroline, Dylan, Eleanor, Fionn, Georgina, Hector, Iona, James, Karen, Larry and Maeve are all expected to arrive on our shores…

Ireland’s Environmental Challenges

In very recent memory,  In December 2015 a key United Nations climate change conference was held in Paris. A determined group of  Irish  environment activists set out overland to participate, overcame considerable travelling difficulties due to industrial action at the…

Applications Open for UCD Innovation Academy Fellowship

The applications for the UCD Innovation Academy Fellowship are set to open today. The Academy which is located in the Shackleton Lounge on the ground floor of the Science building offers applicants “two flexible creative studios and a prototyping laboratory….

Nobel Prizes 2017

The Nobel Prizes were handed out recently in the areas of Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. The story of the prizes, first given out in 1901, is one of those accounts you might have heard from a…

UCD at Forefront of €6.7 Million Climate Change Project

UCD is set to be at the forefront in new climate change research following the launch of a partnership with Aberystwyth University in Wales, to promote Acclimatize. The project is designed to help detect pollution streams in, both urban and…

Cool Story, Brew!

Blessed Oktoberfest is upon us. Traditionally, taking place in the two weeks leading up to the first Sunday in October, Oktoberfest is a German folk festival from the province of Bayern (Bavaria) that has been in existence since 1810. After…

Science Tech

UCD Conway Festival 2017

The 2017 UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation got under way last week with lectures and presentations by leading scientists from varied fields. The festival, now in its seventeenth year, serves to highlight the substantial scientific research and innovation…

Technology for the Taking in Berlin

The IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) just took place in Messe Berlin running through September 1 – 6. Europe’s biggest technology bazaar did not disappoint with everything from smartphones to Wi-Fi fridges on exhibition. All the major tech companies like Samsung and…

Breakthrough in Genetic Engineering

The field of genetic engineering passed a major milestone this August. According to an article published in Nature, scientists have successfully corrected a severe disease-causing gene mutation in healthy, viable human embryos for the first time. Our genetic code is…

Google and Uber Dispute Driverless Cars Secrets in Heated Legal Case

Two weeks ago it seemed as if Uber had hit rock bottom regarding public image and credibility, this week Uber are once again in the news but this time it doesn’t have anything to do with morals and ethics, and…