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Science Spin 70

Blue or Pink?

What determines gender balance? Julia Galbenu takes a look at how temperature can affect the gender outcome of offspring.

Dirty Old Town

Tom Kennedy takes an in depth look at Dublin’s Industrial Heritage. A thousand year unbroken record of making things.

The Shapeshifting Punk

Sive Finlay investigates a frog that can not only change its camouflage but is even able to change its shape.


Margaret Franklin, co-author of "Colour; what we see and the science behind sight", explores the dual nature of Light.

How does a Fuel Cell work?

Jacob O'Neal gives an overview of the inner workings of fuel cell technology.

Insects on the Menu?

One Young Scientists project to put crickets rather than beef on the menu.

Science Spin Regulars

Young Scientists, Careers, Family Science and Weird & Wonderful Animals all inside this issue!

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Geologists building rock-solid links

by Tom Kennedy

Geologists across Europe are beginning to find strength in unity, and this trend was underlined at a recent conference in Belfast that brought Ireland's geologists, from north and south, together to discuss the future of the profession.

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Bacteria link to Cystic Fibrosis

by George Winter

Bacterial biofilms might explain why cystic fibrosis is the most common inherited lethal disease among people with a Caucasian or European background. In Ireland it is the most common of all inherited diseases with one person in 25 estimated to have the CF gene in their genetic make-up, with, on average, 1,600 babies born with the condition each year in the Republic of Ireland.

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In search of Africa's lost dinosaurs

by Tom Kennedy

Dinosaur-hunter Nizar Ibrahim has been searching for the remains of the huge dinosaurs that once roamed the Sahara - at a time when it teemed with life.

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