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From TheJournal.ie Dáil to be told there's a 'real crisis' with physics and Irish teacher numbers Let's Get Physics-al

Dáil to be told there's a 'real crisis' with physics and Irish teacher numbers

A Fianna Fáil motion will go before the Dáil tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Carlo Rovelli: 'Time does not exist' EXTRACT

Carlo Rovelli: 'Time does not exist'

In his latest book, Reality Is Not What It Seems, bestselling author Carlo Rovelli shows how our understanding of reality has changed throughout the centuries.

From TheJournal.ie What is the theory of relativity all about? Einstein

What is the theory of relativity all about?

This is the century-old theory that has given us concepts like black holes and the big bang, writes Dr Cormac O’Raifeartaigh.

From TheJournal.ie That time the Nobel physics prize was accidentally given to the wrong person Easy Mistake To Make

Ed Sheeran popped up on the Leaving Cert yesterday and people couldn't handle it

You can’t get away from him and his soundness.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future Opinion

Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future

With CERN membership, Ireland’s brightest minds would be able to work on some of the most advanced projects in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Hawking wrote his first Facebook post, and it's brilliant Infinite Like

Stephen Hawking wrote his first Facebook post, and it's brilliant

The brunch selfies are next…

From TheJournal.ie Japanese researchers win Nobel for inventing the "revolutionary" LED lamp Inventions

Japanese researchers win Nobel for inventing the "revolutionary" LED lamp

The LED has helped in the fight against global warming and also helps people in poverty.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects?

And would it help stem the skills shortages in the tech and sciences industry?

8 hypnotic GIFs of chemical reactions with everyday objects

Just *try* and stop watching. Try.

From TheJournal.ie New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to "high standards" of education Reform

New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to "high standards" of education

It could also hamper Ireland’s chances of attracting foreign direct investment, experts say.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What does this week’s major physics breakthrough actually mean? Big Bang

Column: What does this week’s major physics breakthrough actually mean?

A new discovery has shed light on the beginning of the universe itself and will help us to understand how gravitational extremes like black holes work, writes Conor Farrell.

From TheJournal.ie The moment a scientist is told he made a major physics breakthrough Cosmic Inflation
From TheJournal.ie Bonus points for Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths should be introduced, says TD Leaving Cert

Bonus points for Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths should be introduced, says TD

Limerick TD Patrick O’Donovan said if we cannot encourage people to study these subjects at higher level, we will have a serious problem in filling the places on third level courses.

Harlem Globetrotters visit teacher who went viral with basketball trick

Mr Hovan was filmed spinning a basketball on his pen while marking papers.

University physicists explain how men can prevent urinal splashback

It’s the problem all men face at some point.

Did you know you're attracted to everyone on the DART?

Well, everyone in your carriage anyway…

From TheJournal.ie NUI Galway’s School of Physics recognised for commitment to gender equality Juno Project

NUI Galway’s School of Physics recognised for commitment to gender equality

Women are under-represented in physical science at every level – but NUI Galway is trying to change this.

8 reasons to love Stephen Hawking even more Like A Boss This post contains videos

8 reasons to love Stephen Hawking even more

He’s been saying clever things about smart stuff again.

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Hawking: We must explore space to ensure human survival Space Exploration

Stephen Hawking: We must explore space to ensure human survival

The world’s leading physicist says our existence depends on finding a new planet to live on. No pressure, then.

From TheJournal.ie CERN scientists: Yep, we're fairly sure we've found the Higgs boson

CERN scientists: Yep, we're fairly sure we've found the Higgs boson

“The preliminary results… are magnificent,” one CERN physicist said.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Criminal justice policy should be shaped by our heads, not our hearts Column

Column: Criminal justice policy should be shaped by our heads, not our hearts

While outrage is understandably high when particularly heinous crimes are committed, we are doing victims no service by letting emotions rule out rational debate on how to reform the justice system, writes Alan Greene.

From TheJournal.ie NASA: Closest planet to sun, Mercury, harbours ice Space

NASA: Closest planet to sun, Mercury, harbours ice

Scientists have confirmed a vast amount of ice at the north pole at the planet’s north pole – despite its proximity to the sun.

Squeaky bum time! Here’s a secondary school science test

Happy Science Week! Now light that bunsen burner and let’s get going…

VIDEO: Rubberbandits use dubstep to explain physics Science Week 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Rubberbandits use dubstep to explain physics

Keep a special eye out for the dancing at 01.12.

From TheJournal.ie Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth Final Frontier

Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth

The planet is made up mainly of graphite and diamond and was spotted zooming around a nearby star.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie French and American scientists win Nobel Physics Prize Nobel Prize

French and American scientists win Nobel Physics Prize

“I was walking with my wife [and] when I saw the Swedish area code, I realised,” said one of this year’s winners.

From TheJournal.ie Climate change sceptic 'converted' by own research Global Warming

Climate change sceptic 'converted' by own research

Richard A Muller founded a research project into the rise in earth surface temperature… and the findings surprised even him.

From TheJournal.ie The 10 most important numbers in the world Costants This post contains images

The 10 most important numbers in the world

Avogadro, Planck, Boltzmann… the whole gang is here.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Why Stephen Hawking was (slightly) unhappy about the Higgs boson Lost A Bet This post contains videos

VIDEO: Why Stephen Hawking was (slightly) unhappy about the Higgs boson

The theoretical physicist had a $100 bet with another scientist that the Higgs would never be found.

From TheJournal.ie US atom-smasher 'strongly' hints at finding Higgs boson Discovery

US atom-smasher 'strongly' hints at finding Higgs boson

If it’s true it will be one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the past one hundred years.

From TheJournal.ie Is CERN about to announce some big news about the Higgs boson? God Particle

Is CERN about to announce some big news about the Higgs boson?

CERN is to announce its latest results on the search for the ‘god particle’ this week. Could they have found it?

From TheJournal.ie TV, air travel and underpants: the week in numbers Prime Numbers

TV, air travel and underpants: the week in numbers

Plus – how TDs are fast becoming an endangered species, and how much Hollywood’s leading ladies can command per film.

From TheJournal.ie Spanish physicists reckon time is (literally) going to grind to a halt Act Fast

Spanish physicists reckon time is (literally) going to grind to a halt

Three Spanish academics have come with an alternative theory of time – one which suggests we will eventually be frozen in time forever.

From TheJournal.ie CERN admits: Einstein was right - neutrinos don't travel faster than light Panic Over

CERN admits: Einstein was right - neutrinos don't travel faster than light

Yep – it was faulty equipment all along…

From TheJournal.ie Energy levels at Large Hadron Collider raised 8 trillion electron volts CERN

Energy levels at Large Hadron Collider raised 8 trillion electron volts

Scientists at CERN say the incredible new speeds will improve the prospect of scientific breakthroughs.

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