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'Vibrating strings' may hold the key
CLAIRE O'CONNELL The next time you pour a drink of sparkling water, stop and look at the bubbles. Could our universe be like one of them, a single bubble among many other universes? That's was one of the mind-blowing (if speculative) concepts outlined by Prof Brian Greene in his keynote address at Euroscience Open Forum 2012 in the Convention Centre in Dublin.
CultureLab: Passing the baton of life - from Schrödinger to Venter
(Image: David S. Holloway/Getty Images) Sixty-nine years ago, Erwin Schrödinger stood before a crowd at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and tackled one of the biggest questions of science: What is life? Last night, geneticist Craig Venter stood before a packed crowd at the very same college and asked that same question.
Unreliable Narrators! TechCrunch Blogger Inserted 'Random Information (Sometimes Even False)' Into Posts
The blogosphere is a brave new news world, but it's generally assumed that blogs that report the news adhere to basic journalistic standards-like not deliberately inserting bits of misinformation into their virtual pages. Right? Former TechCrunch blogger MG Siegler took a dig at bloggers who rewrite others' reporting.
Scientology church tries to destroy families, say ex-members - The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 02, 2012
CIAN TRAYNOR A FORMER Church of Scientology member has warned actress Katie Holmes what to expect if she speaks out against the religion following her separation from Tom Cruise. Speaking at Dublin Offlines, a conference held by ex-Scientologists on Saturday, Samantha Domingo claimed that attempting to leave the church could provoke a very strong reaction from the organisation.
Tour de France 2012: an interactive guide
Running from 30 June to 22 July the 99th Tour de France comprises a prologue and 20 stages covering 3,497km. Check out our brilliant route maps, stage-by-stage analysis from William Fotheringham and guide to team tactics
Derry City 0-3 Drogheda Utd
Last updated at 21:01 GMT Derry City were well beaten by Drogheda United in their Premier Division game at the Brandywell on Friday night. Gavin Brennan slotted the ball past Ger Doherty from close range after a mistake by young defender Michael Barr for the opener after nine minutes.
Soccer: Press hails 'great' Azzurri win over England - ANSA English -
Italy reach semis with 'heart, class, determination' (ANSA) - Rome, June 25 - The Italian press on Monday covered the national team in praise after they dominated England in a 0-0 draw in the Euro 2012 quarterfinals on Sunday before prevailing 4-2 on penalties to set up a last-four encounter with Germany.
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The Merrion Inn On Fire
The 'M1′ at 5am. Rob Holmes writes: The Merrion Inn [opposite St Vincent's Hospital] Merrion Road, Dublin 4, on fire at 5am as I cycled home. Fire brigade Dealing With Fire In South Dublin (RTE)
Sitting opposite Anders Breivik in court
For the families of his victims, and survivors, the 10-week trial of Anders Breivik has been deeply painful. It's also been a harrowing experience for the journalists. On 22 July 2011, Anders Breivik killed 77 people. The next morning I flew from Moscow to Oslo to cover the story.
Fracking Concerns Turn To Worker Health Hazards And Potential Silica Exposure - Forbes
To-date, concerns surrounding hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, have been focused mainly on environmental risks. Now it appears federal agencies have concerns about worker health hazards in this fast-growing industry, specifically with regard to potential worker exposure to dust with high levels of respirable crystalline silica. Yesterday, the Occupational Safety and [...]
ACTA rejected by last committee, crucial blow before final EU Parliament vote - RT
ACTA rejected by last committee, crucial blow before final EU Parliament vote Published: 21 June, 2012, 13:48 ACTA rejected by last committee, crucial blow before final vote The International Trade Committee (INTA) of the European Parliament recommends to reject ACTA.
My vagina monologue: what Michigan GOP lawmakers didn't want to know
As a state legislator, I have spoken out often and passionately on the things that matter most to me and my constituents. I have spoken out against the defunding of our public schools and against tax increases to middle-class families.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Data From NASA's Voyager 1 Point to Interstellar Future June 14, 2012 Data from NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft indicate that the venerable deep-space explorer has encountered a region in space where the intensity of charged particles from beyond our solar system has markedly increased.
Cougars on rebound in US Midwest
The American mountain lion or cougar is now re-populating parts of the US, scientists say. Their numbers had plummeted in the last 100 years because of hunting and a lack of prey. Writing in the Journal of Wildlife Management, researchers say the cougar is now spreading far outside their traditional western habitats.
I Didn't Call In To the Colm Hayes Show | Kim Kardashian
We all appreciate a well organized prank!! I didn't call in to the Colm Hayes show but seems that's what listeners were led to believe. I've really enjoyed my
Rescue at flooded caravan parks
A major rescue is under way at caravan parks in mid Wales after severe flooding. Three people have been rescued by helicopter and police estimate 40 people have been taken to safety. People are still trapped and numerous caravans are surrounded by flood water at the Riverside Caravan Park in Llandre, near Aberystwyth.
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