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From TheJournal.ie Google, Alta Vista, JumpStation...Dublin to host summit on history of web search Innovation

Google, Alta Vista, JumpStation...Dublin to host summit on history of web search

Dublin will next week play host to some of the internet’s pioneers as it hosts a conference celebrating 20 years of web searching.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity to offer free online courses Education

Trinity to offer free online courses

TCD has teamed up with universities in the UK and Australia to offer courses online, free-of-charge from later this year.

From TheJournal.ie In photos: European Space Expo opens at TCD Space This post contains images

In photos: European Space Expo opens at TCD

Commander Chris Hadfield even sent some words via video…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Small and mighty – why nanoscience is booming in Ireland Nano

Column: Small and mighty – why nanoscience is booming in Ireland

Ten years ago, the global market for nano-enabled materials was €420 million. In 2015, it will be $2.5 trillion. Nanoscience is the future and Ireland is very much part of it, writes John Boland.

From TheJournal.ie How insects' wings help engineers... Science

How insects' wings help engineers...

Insects are one of the most successful groups of animals…so what can we learn from them?

From TheJournal.ie Global first as UCC retains Green Flag for environment Green Flag

Global first as UCC retains Green Flag for environment

The college was the first university in the world to be awarded the international Green Flag for environmental friendliness in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says church cannot be 'self-serving' Catholic Church

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says church cannot be 'self-serving'

In an address today, Martin reminisced about his time in Clonliffe College, describing it as a “very cold place in more ways than one.”

From The42 Trinity students go absolutely mental as Salsify claims thrilling Foxhunter finish Cheltenham 2013 This post contains videos

Trinity students go absolutely mental as Salsify claims thrilling Foxhunter finish

Do you reckon they had a few euro on the winner?

From TheJournal.ie In Pics: So this is what Trinity College might look like later this week... Doin' The Doodle This post contains images

In Pics: So this is what Trinity College might look like later this week...

And it’s all thanks to something called the ‘Dublin Doodle’.

Probably the most random thing you'll see today Work Can Wait This post contains videos

Probably the most random thing you'll see today

Aerobics in Trinity College, what’s not to love?

From TheJournal.ie Remembering the 'silent teachers', those who gave their bodies to science Memorial

Remembering the 'silent teachers', those who gave their bodies to science

“She might be gone but think of all the good she will still do” – Gretta Farrell remembers her mother Teresa.

So Jenna Marbles AND Jose Manuel Barosso will be in Trinity this evening Perfect Strangers This post contains videos

So Jenna Marbles AND Jose Manuel Barosso will be in Trinity this evening

Comedy YouTube personality and European Commission President. That’s a film we’d watch.

VIDEO: Dancing on tables in Trinity College library Teenage Dirtbags This post contains videos

VIDEO: Dancing on tables in Trinity College library

Listening to Iron Maiden, no doubt.

From TheJournal.ie TCD researchers discover how MRSA bacterium is carried in human nose MRSA

TCD researchers discover how MRSA bacterium is carried in human nose

Scientists say the discovery “opens new avenues” for reducing the number of MRSA infections.

From TheJournal.ie Heart disease risk in children as young as 10 - study Heart Disease

Heart disease risk in children as young as 10 - study

The study of children from a Dublin primary school showed that 16 had risk factors for cardiovascular disease, while six had high cholesterol.

Update #2: Trinny the Trinity College cat still missing

Search for the missing campus cat continues.

From TheJournal.ie Experts say 'traditional' bullying is still most common form Bullying

Experts say 'traditional' bullying is still most common form

The founder and director of the anti-bullying centre at TCD says cyber-bullying is an “extension” of traditional bullying.

From TheJournal.ie Top execs pension contributions 36 times more than other staff Pensions

Top execs pension contributions 36 times more than other staff

ESRI research shows companies contribute an average of €100,000 for top executives compared to just €2,700 for other employees.

Trinity Ents pulls Chris Brown ticket competition after complaints

The Trinity College Dublin entertainment society pulled the Facebook competition, apologising to anyone offended by it.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin to host TEDx talks aimed solely at young people BIG IDEAS

Dublin to host TEDx talks aimed solely at young people

Cystic Fibrosis campaigner and journalist Orla Tinsley and exonerated former Death Row inmate Peter Pringle are among the speakers at the TEDxYouth event which is being held to coincide with Universal Children’s Day.

VIDEO: Conan O'Brien accepts TCD patronage, calling himself "dangerously inbred"

The TV host spoke to Trinity’s Philisophical Society about his “mother country”, “Irish begrudgery” and told TCD to “get over” the Book of Kells.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity students vote to stick with USI Classroom Politics

Trinity students vote to stick with USI

The overwhelming majority voted for affiliation with the USI during this week’s referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Irish universities fail to make Top 100 list Education

Irish universities fail to make Top 100 list

Neither made the Top 100 but who came out on top between TCD and UCD?

From TheJournal.ie Treatment for rare bone cancer available for the first time in Ireland Cancer

Treatment for rare bone cancer available for the first time in Ireland

However the drug will have to be approved in the HSE’s reimbursement process before it can be made available to medical card patients.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists discover immune cells could protect against obesity Obesity

Scientists discover immune cells could protect against obesity

The research was undertaken by Marie Curie Fellow Lydia Lynch at Trinity College Dublin, and showed the importance of ‘iNKT’ cells in managing obesity and diabetes.

Welcome to Dublin, Whoopi Goldberg TCD

Welcome to Dublin, Whoopi Goldberg

Goldberg and actor Hugh Laurie are in town to address The Phil at Trinity College Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Why are Whoopi Goldberg and Hugh Laurie in Dublin? Freshers

Why are Whoopi Goldberg and Hugh Laurie in Dublin?

The actors are part of the Trinity College Dublin society The Phil’s line-up for Freshers’ Week.

From TheJournal.ie If only humans had the legs of grasshoppers... Bendy

If only humans had the legs of grasshoppers...

…they would be twice as strong, say Trinity College Dublin researchers.

From TheJournal.ie No major changes for Irish colleges in latest University rankings University Rankings

No major changes for Irish colleges in latest University rankings

Trinity College, UCD, UCC, NUI Galway and DCU haven’t seen any major change in their rankings since this time last year.

Pictures: Book of Kells has a bumper morning Book Of Queues This post contains images

Pictures: Book of Kells has a bumper morning

Check out the queues at Trinity College this morning. Welcome tourists!

From TheJournal.ie Humans share more diseases with primates than previously thought Primates

Humans share more diseases with primates than previously thought

Trinity College Dublin study shows that emerging diseases may come from more distant relatives such as baboons.

From TheJournal.ie My favourite speech: Senator and academic Ivana Bacik Famous Words

My favourite speech: Senator and academic Ivana Bacik

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Ivana Bacik picks a speech by Ireland’s first female president, Mary Robinson.

From TheJournal.ie Affording college the biggest worry for 40 per cent of students Students

Affording college the biggest worry for 40 per cent of students

Over a third drink at least once a week while Limerick offers the best value for money in accommodation, says survey of 1500 students.

From TheJournal.ie TCD scientists help major new study on immune system Immunology

TCD scientists help major new study on immune system

Irish researchers were part of a pan-European study which may lead to new ways for treating infectious diseases.

From TheJournal.ie Six museums to be granted accreditation for high standards Museums

Six museums to be granted accreditation for high standards

Six museums across the country are to be given accreditation from the Heritage Council under a programme aimed at raising standards in the sector.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity scientist wins £15k award - a boost as funding shrinks Funding

Trinity scientist wins £15k award - a boost as funding shrinks

Dr Silvia Giordani says that having female role models in science is very important – and so is funding.

From TheJournal.ie Link established between autoimmune diseases and nanoparticles in polluted air Autoimmune Diseases

Link established between autoimmune diseases and nanoparticles in polluted air

TCD researchers have established a link between serious autoimmune diseases and the exposure to nanoparticles found in polluted air and smoke.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Breakthrough’ in premature birth research by Irish scientists Medicine

‘Breakthrough’ in premature birth research by Irish scientists

Premature births are the leading cause of infant mortality worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie Government talks to AIB about public-private partnership for student loans Student Loan Scheme

Government talks to AIB about public-private partnership for student loans Exclusive

The government started talking with AIB last December with the idea that students would pay back loans based on their future income.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Medieval documents damaged in 1922 Four Courts bombardment restored Have A Look This post contains images

Pics: Medieval documents damaged in 1922 Four Courts bombardment restored

It has taken a team of researchers 40 years to reconstruct the documents, which trace back to the time following Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. Have a look…