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Politico.ie covers “The Babel Fish”

Following up on last week’s Irish Skeptics Society lecture on science communication, journalist John Holden filed a report on the Irish politics and current affairs website, Politico.ie. As part of his analysis, Holden notes that: “In the Irish media there is still only one page per week devoted to ‘hard science’ […]

‘Science News’ and Football: Together at last

The Daily Telegraph recently reported — in their “Science News” section, notice — a story headlined “Secret of match success: Suits for the dugout, tracksuits for training”. According to the byline, “sports coaches who wear suits on match days and tracksuits on training days are more likely to get the […]

Football manager Ian Dowie, a loss to chemical engineering?

Professional football (soccer) manager, Ian Dowie, was until recently in charge of Hull City FC in the English Premier League.  One of his claims to fame is that he holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, and so is often described as being “the cleverest manager in football”.  But of course, […]