Monthly Archives: June 2013

It’s a Sick Auld World.

scienceHere’s a sweet piece of art by artist Odra Noel who is actually a trained doctor. She uses her knowledge of tissue structure, mitochondria and cells to produce maps which represent the various cells that suffer under the pandemics associated with these geographical locations.

The Amazing Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation on Parkinson’s Disease.

DBSII-smAndrew was diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease in 2009 when he was 35 years old. He lives with his wife and two children in Auckland, New Zealand. In November 2012 and February 2013 he underwent a surgical procedure, Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, to help control his motor symptoms. This has been hugely beneficial to his quality of life. He is the author of a blog which he created to raise awareness of the effects of Parkinson’s Disease.

The Top 5 Irish Companies Putting People in Space.

space_expo_slider_0Last Friday I had a look into the courtyard at Trinity College Dublin to find out why there was a giant, white, geodesic dome there. I regularly guide tours around Dublin in my spare time and the construction of the dome was underway during the previous weekend’s tour. Needless to say, my interest had been peaked.

These grad level opportunities should really interest you.

banner-1From time to time we come across a few opportunities at a grad level that we’re not necessarily working on ourselves, but we still feel are exiting enough to tell you about. Why are we doing this? Because we’re nice people, that’s why.

You’re gonna like it here.


A wonderful comic I stumbled upon based on the inspiring words of Phil Plait, otherwise known as the Bad Astronomer. Phil is an American astronomer, skeptic, writer and popular science blogger. Kudos to Zen Pencils for the art.

Beautiful Aerial Photo of Dublin Bay in Summer.

dublin_-_sunny_ha_penny_bridgeThis incredible photo of Dublin was taken by Twitter user Maria Sweeney. Its amazing what a bit of sun can do for this country, I’ll tell you that much. My first thought was ‘where is this tropical wonderland?’ Apparently it’s just what Dublin actually looks like when it’s not one of the 128 days a year that it rains here. That, and when you’re a couple of thousand meters above Howth head. Needless to say, we are in the middle of what can only be described as ‘genuine Summer weather’ here in Ireland’s Capital.