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  • NUIG is above average for promotion of women

    31 October 2017 14:59 7

    Trinity is below average according to a HEA report published in July this year NUI Galway is above the national average when it comes to promoting women to senior posts, according to new study carried out by NUIG. In its Equality and Diversity progress report published yesterday, the institution said 58% of the 33 academics promoted to senior lecturer

  • The Moon photobombed the Sun during Nasa readings

    21 October 2017 19:10 46

    The Moon photobombed the Sun during Nasa readings The American space agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) satellite captures ultraviolet images of the Sun, but its fixation on our star was briefly interrupted by the Moon passing in front of its lens. The lunar transit seen in the gif Nasa shared seems fleeting, but actually lasted about 45 minutes

  • These luxury igloos are the most incredible way to watch the Northern Lights

    21 October 2017 16:33 2

    Have you always wanted to see the Northern Lights? You'll find it on a lot of people's bucket lists, and no wonder: Aurora Borealis is one of the most incredible things a human being can witness during their time on earth. But if you've got a bit of spare cash and fancy treating yourself to a bit of luxury, why not check in to a luxury glass igloo to watch

  • You can now visit OUTER SPACE without leaving your sofa

    19 October 2017 13:52 9

    The exciting function Google Maps has introduced allows people to view various planets, the moon and the International Space Station. Google worked with Björn Jónsson, described as an “astronomical artist”, who used imagery from NASA and the European Space Agency to put together the planetary maps. Although Google Maps has let armchair travellers explore

  • You can now go around the solar system on Google Maps

    19 October 2017 12:14 6

    This doesn't involve forking out a hefty sum for a Virgin Intergalactic flight. You see, Google Maps is now heading into space by letting you explore the solar system. Users have been able to explore Mars and the moon for a while now but now you have more planets and some other things to choose from, including dwarf planet Ceres, and Mimas and Titan

  • Chinese space station set to crash-land on Earth's surface within months

    13 October 2017 12:49 2

    Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist from Harvard University, told The Guardian in an interview published Friday that he anticipated Tiangong-1 to hit Earth's surface sometime between this month and April. While much of the craft is expected to burn up in Earth's atmosphere, McDowell also reportedly said that some parts weighing as much as 100 kilograms

  • Video aims to tackle the issue of mental health stigma

    10 October 2017 13:17 7

    To mark World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2017, members of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Mental Health Society have come together to help tackle the issue of mental health stigma with an inspiring video aimed at encouraging young people to open up about mental health issues and get talking to each other. The video features statements from current

  • Free tyre checks with Agrigear

    03 October 2017 14:17 4

    Agrigear, the Bailieboro- based tyre and wheel specialist company, is getting actively involved with this year's Irish Road Safety Week, which runs from Monday to Sunday, October 2-8. As part of the initiative, the business is providing free tyre safety checks throughout the week and is encouraging motorists to take 10 minutes out this week to get their

  • Major Tim Peake still ‘pinches himself’ over the mesmerising views from space

    30 September 2017 23:05 5

    Major Tim Peake has told how he still has to “pinch himself” when remembering the stunning views of planet Earth during his trip to space. The British astronaut, who returned from his six-month trip to the International Space Station (ISS) last year, said he often finds himself reminiscing about the perks of life in orbit. Seeing his home planet from the otherworldly

  • You need to see this timelapse of the Aurora Borealis filmed from the International Space Station

    25 September 2017 19:02 6

    You need to see this timelapse of the Aurora Borealis filmed from the International Space Station The European Space Agency has released stunning footage of the Northern Lights taken from the International Space Station. The incredible timelapse was taken by astronaut Paolo Nespoli as the ISS passed over Canada this month. It showed the bright green