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Should You Invest In Tesla?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has attracted a lot of attention recently. The uncertainty of Tesla’s future is not helped by the CEO’s erratic behaviour. First there was the fiasco back in July of this year where Musk offered to build…

The Tale of The Male Contraceptive

After 80 years of research into male contraceptives, the prospect of a viable alternative to condoms and vasectomies is finally on the horizon. Why has it taken so long? And was the wait really necessary? Sceptics argue that further birth…

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…

Plans to Open an extra Shop in Student Residences and Tuck Shop in Science Centre

  UCD is seeking proposals from private companies to run a new shop in the O’Brien Science Centre, and a large convenience store in Merville residences. While it hasn’t been officially announced by UCD, the College Tribune has seen a…

UCD Subjects Ranked In Top 50 Worldwide

Two courses offered in UCD have been ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2015, naming the top global universities in 36 different disciplines. The veterinary science course in UCD was ranked 40th on…

Features

The Journey To The Great Beyond

As Felix Baumgartner receives applause for breaking the sound barrier without the assistance of an aircraft, Christopher Ahearne examines the wider implications of the feat. When Felix Baumgartner was five years old he drew a picture for his mother at…