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The influence of Artificial Intelligence on culture: How AI software wrote a ‘new’ Nirvana song

By Aron Debreceni / April 13, 2021

The Digital Age has changed our lives and due to technological developments, Artificial Intelligence (AI) was created. Whether we are supporters of Artificial Intelligence or not, AI is unquestionably becoming a part of our lives. On 5 April, multiple magazines, including Billboard and Rolling Stone, wrote reports about an AI that generated a Nirvana song […]

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5 Astronomical Events You Won’t Want To Miss In 2021

By Leonardo Parada Borda / April 2, 2021

Here are five astronomical events happening this year that you definitely won’t want to miss.   The year 2021 is a year full of breath-taking astronomical events that will literally be out of this world. If you are an astronomy enthusiast looking to catch a glimpse of extraordinary celestial happenings, you definitely won’t want to […]

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Good Vibrations: How is music tackling Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Emma Monaghan / March 8, 2021

Neuroscientists and doctors alike have voiced their concerns about the growing number of people affected by Alzheimer’s Disease: it is thought by 2045 the current Irish prevalence will have doubled, meaning over 150,000 people will live with the condition. According to The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland over 64,000 Irish people are living with this disease […]

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The Trouble with Toddlers and Touchscreens

By Emma Monaghan / February 4, 2021

Tablet-style touchscreens first became popular in 2010 when Apple released the first iPad, and people were fascinated; these touchscreen devices seemed so versatile and useful – people of all ages could use them, and even babies and young kids could navigate the internet with their fingers. Touchscreens became really popular, and their potential for education […]

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Irish Health Minister Announces New Access to Medicinal Cannabis in 2021

By Emma Monaghan / January 24, 2021

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, TD, announced on 21 January that funding for the Medical Cannabis Access Plan (MCAP) will be added to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Service Plan for 2021, meaning medical cannabis will be more available later this year, in Ireland.  Irish patients have been legally allowed to take medically prescribed […]

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What happens when we sleep?

By Emma Monaghan / January 20, 2021

In 1953, some scientists noticed that sometimes, during sleep, people’s eyes make these strange, quick and jerky, side-to-side movements behind closed eyelids. Weird. They discovered in 20 out of 27 people that this jerky eyeball dance, termed “rapid eye movement,” or REM, occurred at the same time as when the people had incredibly visual dreams. […]

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Ireland Based Tech Start-Ups 2021

By Yukti Khera / January 14, 2021

The world has been waiting for this year to have a new beginning, where there is recovery while also a benefit in the economy of the countries that have fallen through. Ireland is one of the countries to have experienced negative economic COVID-19 outcomes, and are expecting so much from 2021. It could be a […]

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The best celestial events that are viewable in 2021

By Sean Barrett / January 7, 2021

This article will discuss the best celestial events that you can see from Ireland in 2021. As we begin to settle into 2021, we are given the opportunity to reflect on all that we did in the past 365 days, or in the case for 2020, what we didn’t do. Due to COVID-19, we all […]

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5 Positive Health Stories from 2020

By Emma Monaghan / January 7, 2021

The year of 2020 was full of pandemic-infused negative news, but there were some brilliant scientific breakthroughs and positive health stories last year too. From nutty drugs to new discoveries surrounding HIV, let’s have a look at some of the best stories that may have been buried in the chaos… 10 habits to keep yourself […]

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