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In a Spin

Why do cats always land on their feet? They instinctively know about the power of spin. The power of spin is all around us, so familiar that we sometimes forget that it is there.

Science Week

With lots of activities lined up around the countries for Science Week we take a look at what’s on during mid November.

Tuning in to space

Ireland is making a bid to set up a radio telescope that can probe deep into space.

Protein Factories

The rise of antibiotic resistance is now regarded as a huge threat to human health. By discovering how all our proteins are made, scientists may be able to halt that rise of drug resistance, but is big pharma ready to help?

The Northern Lights

Margaret Franklin explains why the northern skies sometimes light up at night.

Ask a Scientist

How deep can we mine? What colour is the Moon? Where does uranium come from, and can we tap into frozen energy supplies? Our panel of scientists answers readers’ questions.

Science Spin Articles

The Irish Offshore: An Oil & Gas Treasure Trove?

by Sean Duke

A surprise recent finding by a UCD geologist concerning the origins of the sandstones that hold gas in the Corrib Gas Field strengthens the argument of those that believe large oil and gas deposits lie untapped in deep waters off the west coast.

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The Large Hadron Collider, and the God (damn) particle

by Brian Dolan

Just what are physicists doing in a tunnel deep under the French-Swiss border. We explain the science behind the world's biggest experiment.

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The Mystery of the Missing Mass

by Chris Coughlan

2008 marks the 10th anniversary of the discovery that the Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate. This exciting discovery has led Cosmologists to an even more profound implication that visible matter accounts for only four per cent of the total mass of the universe. The big question ever since, has been - Where has the other 96 per cent gone?

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