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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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Pools of creation

by Tom Kennedy

We often think of life as emerging from some warm slimy pool, and in many respects this is a fairly accurate impression of how it all began. However, the slimy pool might not have matched our expectations, for it was probably a mineral rich hollow at the bottom of an acidic ocean. It might also come as a surprise that some of the best evidence to support this view came originally from lead and zinc mines in 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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Folic acid; Can we be trusted with our own health?

by Gary Finnegan

Is the government getting tired of trying to encourage the public to do the right thing when it comes to their health, and their children's health? The move to add folic acid to our foods to cut birth defects suggests they might be, reports Gary Finnegan.

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