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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

Mapping shipwrecks in Irish waters

by Sean Duke

Efforts are underway to catalogue all of the known shipwrecks that lie in Irish waters, and these efforts, using the latest surveying technologies, have yielded a rich harvest of previously unknown wreck sites.

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Tyrone gold mine opens: Ireland's first in 2,000 years

by Marie-Catherine Mousseau

As all Irish people know, every leprechaun possesses a crock of gold, and will give you his treasure only if you are lucky enough to catch him and wise enough never to let him out of your sight. Prehistoric inhabitants of Ireland were obviously very lucky and wise, at least judging by the 47kg of gold contained in Bronze Irish gold. Today, by adding value, it can still be worthwhile to mine for Irish gold.

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Global census of marine life

by Tom Kennedy

Since 2000, scientists from around the world have been working on a census of marine life. At a recent meeting at Valencia in Spain the collaborating scientists met to review progress and to announce that the world's first marine census will be ready for release in 2010.

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