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László Fejes Tóth’s theorem proved

By Natalia Ilina / December 6, 2017

A Chinese-Russian tandem proved László Fejes Tóth’s zone conjecture. For more than 40 years, mathematicians in the field of discrete and combinatorial geometry were trying to prove the theorem. Finally, Alexandr Polyanskii and Zilin Jiang from the Israel Institute of Technology, managed to do that. “The solution, when we found it, turned out to be […]


The Loss Of The Curlew

By Lorna / November 3, 2016

The Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) is on the edge of extinction in Ireland. This distinctive bird with a down curved beak has now been deemed one of Ireland’s highest conservation priorities. A survey by the National Parks and Wildlife Service reveals there are 150 breeding pairs in Ireland in 2015 & 2016. There were 5000 […]


Green Energy Finally Overtakes Coal

By admin / October 26, 2016

The capacity to produce power through renewable sources has now overtaken that of coal, according to the International Energy Agency, marking a new milestone in efforts to combat climate change. In a new report, the IEA has confirmed today that the huge investments made in renewable energy sources over the past few years by both […]


Back from the dead

By Lorna / October 10, 2016

It may seem too early for Halloween, but this news doesn’t involve zombies or ghosts. This comes after the discovery of a species of tree thought to have been extinct was found alive in the UK. The Wentworth Elm (Ulmus Wentworthii Pendula) was thought to have gone extinct during the last century due to Dutch […]


Is it worth saving an endangered species?

By Lorna / October 5, 2016

With the loss of natural habitat to logging, agriculture and increased urbanization around the world comes the loss of species. Some fall victim to the pet trade, while others are hunted for meat or hides. But when conservation efforts to re-establish a population in the wild fail, should we just let nature takes its course? […]


Nanobots Take Nobel Chemistry Prize

By admin / October 5, 2016

The evidence of technology’s bold and relentless march into the future is all around us, so far ingrained into our everyday lives that in these enlightened times it would almost be unimaginable to live without an electrical device nestled in the palms of our hands, and the entire collective knowledge of humanity at our fingertips. […]


Nobel Prize For Strange Behaviour

By admin / October 4, 2016

Three British-born scientists have been named as this year’s joint Nobel Prize winners in the field of Physics. David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz will share the prestigious award for their discoveries relating to the behaviour of strange forms of matter. The trio of scientists, all of whom are now affiliated to universities in […]


Could Self-Driven Cars Improve Dublin’s Roads?

By admin / September 30, 2016

Anyone who has ever driven through Dublin’s bustling centre at rush hour will know the gear-grinding frustration of sitting in stationary traffic for what seems like an eternity. In recent years congestion has actually reduced by a significant amount; 9.7% less since 2010, according to data from satnav maker TomTom, who ranked Dublin as the […]


The Brain

By admin / October 13, 2015

The brain is a complex and fascinating organ. It is essentially what makes us up. Now you can say that our body is made up of a lot of things but you could theorize that we are just brains that are using bones and flesh for protection.   The brain has many functions. It allows […]