April 4, 2014

Have you ever wondered what happens to all the plastic we use in our day to day lives after we throw it away? Recently scientists have started to realise quite how much of it is getting into our seas and oceans.


Thanks to Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation all...

March 20, 2014

When I'm teaching Leaving Certificate river studies we do an experiment to measure the river's velocity. It's very simple: just time how long a tennis ball takes to float 10m (and repeat a few times to improve the accuracy of the result). Here's what happened when I us...

March 18, 2014

Finally! After 4 agonising years of near misses, I once again felt the joy of crossing the Dublin 'Colours' Boat Race finish line ahead of our great rivals UCD on Sunday.


We last won this race back in my first year in Trinity in 2010 and it was beginning to look like t...

March 11, 2014

This is why I love rowing in college so much! A little video that my DULBC teammates made earlier this season. I would also STRONGLY suggest anyone interested in rowing, or infact sports writing in general, should read this fantastically eloquent article by former a Ya...

March 11, 2014

Sure, nothing to do with boats or rowing, but pretty damn cool science all the same! This is my friend Erin Jo, who works in the Botany Department here at TCD, talking about her research on bees. She's looking in to the effects of toxins in the nectar of the flowering...

March 7, 2014

Rowing, rowing, rowing and some science thrown in along the way. This summer I'll be rowing on the Liffey in Dublin, the Irish Sea and across the Pacific Ocean. On route I hope to learn more about rivers, coasts, seas and oceans and I'll be collecting data for existing...

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