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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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Science Spin Articles

How thick is Europe's crust?

by Tom Kennedy

A clearer picture is beginning to emerge about how the rocky foundations of Europe are far from uniform. Here we report that on the international 'Deep Earth' project that aims to probe below Europe's crusty surface.

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Haunted by Pyrite

by Anthea Lacchia

Many have been fooled by pyrite’s gleaming colour and have mistaken it for gold, leading to the well-known nickname “Fool’s Gold”. Anthea Lacchia explains what this common mineral is and why it has become such a big problem for the construction industry.

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Spotting the speck

by Tom Kennedy

Buildings around the world are being clad in glass from Ireland, and Tom Kennedy reports on how researchers in Limerick are helping manufacturers to meet the demand for high-performance products

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