In this issue of Science Spin; Landslides are frequent on land but are more common at sea, and when this happens giant waves are generated. Big landslides produce tsunamis, such as the one that struck Japan, and scientists have been exploring the Rockall Trough to see if the collapse of steep undersea cliffs there pose a risk to Ireland.
Rocks and minerals
Is there a difference between the two? Our feature provides the answer and tells us where to find some minerals in Ireland.
Following the disaster at Fukushima in Japan concerns about radiation continue to persist.
Nanotech in food, would you eat it? What consumers had to say when asked if they would eat foods produced by nanotechnology.
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See our growing selection of videos on YouTube. Aine Hyland talks about the science curricula, Shiela Porter talks about SciFest, Jim Al Khalili talks about quantum biology, and coming up Dr Aggeliki Georgiopolou talks about marine landslides.