A general science and nature blog from Naomi Lavelle, otherwise Dr How, inspired by the questions that children ask.
Life at sea
Follow the scientists as they report on their work on board the Marine Institute’s research vessel.
Sasha Tarr takes a look at some recent developments in science
The Science Bit
Brian Hughes, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at NUI Galway debunks some popular myths that cause so much confusion in our understanding of science. As his examples show, distortion of the facts is often quite deliberate.
Science calling !
Maria Daly has a lively and informative weekly blog on science whereever she finds it. Recent items include a smart way to make up for lack of rain, genetically tracing her own Ui Neill ancestors, and bacteial eating phages. Viewers can sign on to know when the latest edition comes out.
Christine Campbell from “Anyone 4 Science” is posting a weekly series on chemical elements — from Hydrogen at number 1 to to Tellurium at 52.
Good way for school kids to learn their elements.
Inside the brain
What’s going on in your brain? When you get sad and depressed is there anything you can do about it? Prof Billy O’Connor, head of gteaching and research in physiology at University of Limerick has a great blog giving all the latest on what we now know from brain research.
Donna McCabe from Discover Science and Engineering has set up an great wiki resource for primary science teachers on enquiry based science education.
Nick Gray from the TCD Water Technology Research Group has updates and news on water science and technology.
Armagh Planetarium’s stellar blog has all the latest on astronomy and space exploration.
Down to earth
New earth science activities for schools are posted every two weeks
Science journalist, Cormac Sheridan, covers the world of biotechnology and reports on what's happening in the Irish pharmaceutical industry.
Antimatter, Cormac O'Raifeartaigh's articles and musings on life in a puzzling Universe. Cormac runs a course in cosmology at Waterford Institurte of Technology, and apart from lots of news and reviews, his blog includes physics lecture notes.
Mary Mulvihill, author of Ingenious Ireland, a guide to Ireland's scientific heritage, brings science and culture together.
James Mcinerney has a variety of comments on science in society, including a response to remarks that university academics are in effect, just a bunch of dossers.
Irishscience has a lot of information on Irish science policy and knowledge generation. If you want to know how colleges are ranked, this is the blog for you.
Eoin Lettice has lots of articles about science, many with a Cork flavour. Eoin is a researcher and teacher and likes to share his enthuiasm for science, especially when connected to biology.
A great selection of short articles and opinions on science from St Columba’s College, science teacher and blogger, Humphrey Jones.
By Seán Duke, Joint Editor, and co-founder of Science Spin.
Description: A collection of news stories, features and opinion pieces across Irish TV, radio and print media. Includes excerpts from a regular TV science slot on Ireland AM (TV3), print articles in Science Spin, The Sunday Times (Irish ed.), Science, ScienceInsider (Blog), and The Scientist.
By Diarmaid Mac Mathúna, Head of Production at Irish digital media and communications group, Agtel
Insight and analysis of Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths Communication across all media. Diarmaid has a masters in physics which helps explain why he's so interested in science communication (especially science videos and films).