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Trinity Talks Science – 005 – Trinity Week Special: Energy

In the newest episode of Trinity Talks Science, we talk about energy policies and sustainability with Jim Gannon from SEAI,  Energy dysfunction and disease with Professor David Finlay and resources and materials with Professor Balz Kamber!

Sources:
Jim Gannon:
Website: seai.ie
Twitter: @seai_ie

Prof. David Finlay:
Website: www.tcd.ie/biosciences/
Twitter: @dfinlaytcd

Prof. Balz Kamber:
Instagram: @kamberbs

 

Credits:
Hosts: Dan Giffney and Molly McCrory
Interviewees: Jim Gannon, Prof. David Finlay, Prof. Balz Kamber
Sound Editor: Kate Finucane
Executive Producer: Peter Cox
Publishing: Thomas Donovan
Public Relations Officer: Molly McCrory
Producers: Dan Giffney, Molly McCrory, Kate Finucane, Aneta Gaxha, Thomas Donovan, Ciaran Kelly, Shaun Ussher, Eleanor Mullen, Brian Kennedy

Special Thanks to: DU General Science Society, Trinity News, Trinity College Dublin’s Faculty of Engineering, Maths, and Science, especially Sandra Kavanagh, and our guests

The Committee is dead, Long Live the Committee

Another year, another post to duscisoc.ie. our old committee has been removed, in some cases by force (Robin) and from the ashes a new committee, bright eyed and innocent, has risen from the ashes. no longer will Robin rule SciSoc with an iron grip, and hold onto her sanity with a very loose one. no longer will Stephen live in fear of another email from finance@REDACTED. Luke shall no longer embezzle society funds to fuel another year of college fees. Aisling has moved on from being in charge of the public face of SciSoc to being the public face of SciSoc in a power play reminiscent of the Bolshevik revolution. Amina has dropped SciSoc from her timetable, and still has to use that time-turner she borrowed from Hermione™ (Thanks to Warner bros for this usage) Dearbhaile has decided that she was sick of announcing what she was going to do to Robin and has moved on to start her own book club in direct competition with SciSoc’s, which she set up, and Finally Áine has abandoned us to fend for ourselves, but thankfully left us the ability to say in a few years to proudly claim her as a SciSoc alumnus and beg her to speak at our events. and Thomas? well Thomas is right where he belongs: In the Ussher basement using SciSoc to procrastinate and desperately trying to figure out why the last Trinity Talks Science episode didn’t upload properly. 

Trinity Talks Science – 004 – Who’s Line is it DNA?

In the newest episode of Trinity Talks Science, we talk with contributor Maeve about the plastics in our oceans,  contributor Danielle about cloning and we sit down with Dr. Jeremy Piggott to discuss environmental monitoring!

Bacteria To The Future – 2:06
Monkey See, Monkey Clone – 16:40
Dr. Jeremy Piggott – 32:10

Sources:
Bacteria to the Future:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norway-whale/plastic-bags-found-clogging-stomach-of-dead-whale-in-norway-idUSKBN15I2EI
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749114002425
https://eic.rsc.org/feature/the-massive-problem-of-microplastics/2000127.article
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2018.00039/full
https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/07/26/million-plastic-bottles-minute-91-not-recycled/#56a82e38292c
https://www.greenfacts.org/en/marine-litter/l-2/3-micro-plastics.htm
https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0915/905084-birds-plastic-consumption/

Monkey See, Monkey Clone:
“Cloning of Macaque Monkeys by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer” Poo et. al, http://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(18)30057-6
Turner, L. “A Sheep Named Dolly.” CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal 156.8 (1997): 1149–1150. Print.

Dr. Jeremy Piggott:
http://www.tcd.ie/Zoology/research/groups/piggott/

Credits:
Hosts: Molly McCrory and Aneta Gaxha
Contributors: Maeve McCann, Danielle Olavario, and Peter Cox
Sound Editor: Kate Finucane
Executive Producer: Peter Cox
Publishing: Thomas Donovan
Public Relations Officer: Molly McCrory
Secretary: Dan Giffney
Fact Checker: Aneta Gaxha
Producers: Dan Giffney, Molly McCrory, Kate Finucane, Aneta Gaxha, Thomas Donovan, Ciaran Kelly, Shaun Ussher
Special Thanks: DU General Science Society, Trinity News, Dr. Jeremy Piggott
Voices: https://soundcloud.com/trinity-news/voices-episode-1-undecided-voters

Trinity Talks Science – 003 – Do Dinosaurs Dream of Space Explosions?

In Episode 3 of Trinity Talks Science, we talk about fire in space with our sound editor Kate, the long term effects of sleep with our contributor Shaun, and we sit down with zoology professor Dr. Andrew Jackson to talk about computational biology!

Fires in Space – 1:34
Sleep – 15:26
Dr. Andrew Jackson – 27:31

Sources:
Fires in Space:
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20170001636.pdf
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/(SICI)1099-1018(199609)20:5%3C235::AID-FAM580%3E3.0.CO;2-Y/full
https://www.nasa.gov/saffire

Sleep:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091302217300109
https://academic.oup.com/sleep/article-abstract/40/1/zsw027/2920202?redirectedFrom=fulltext
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/ben/car/2017/00000014/00000010/art00007

Dr. Andrew Jackson:
http://www.tcd.ie/Zoology/research/research/theoretical/andrewjackson.php

Credits:
Hosts: Dan Giffney and Molly McCrory
Contributors: Kate Finucane, Shaun Ussher, and Peter Cox
Sound Editor: Kate Finucane
Executive Producer: Peter Cox
Publishing: Thomas Donovan
Public Relations Officer: Molly McCrory
Secretary: Dan Giffney
Fact Checkers: Aneta Gaxha and Dan Giffney
Producers: Dan Giffney, Molly McCrory, Kate Finucane, Eleanor Mullen, Shaun Ussher, Aneta Gaxha, Thomas Donovan, Ciaran Kelly
Special Thanks: DU General Science Society, Trinity News, Dr. Andrew Jackson

Trinity Talks Science – 002 – Curiosity Killed the Cat

Do Walls Trump Wildlife; We tackle the ecological effects of a wall between Mexico and the US. Schrodinger’s Cat Explained; We delve into the confusing world of quantum by explaining the famous thought experiment. Dr Mary Bourke on Mars; We sit down with geomorphologist and Mars expert to discuss her recent research and our future with the red planet.

Sources:
Do Walls Trump Wildlife?
Boone, R. B. and N. T. Hobbs (2004). “Lines around fragments: effects of fencing on large herbivores.” African Journal of Range and Forage Science 21(3): 147-158.

Epps, C. W., et al. (2005). “Highways block gene flow and cause a rapid decline in genetic diversity of desert bighorn sheep.” Ecology letters 8(10): 1029-1038.

Letnic, M. and F. Koch (2010). “Are dingoes a trophic regulator in arid Australia? A comparison of mammal communities on either side of the dingo fence.” Austral Ecology 35(2): 167-175.

Parmesan, C. (2006). “Ecological and evolutionary responses to recent climate change.” Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst. 37: 637-669.

Sullivan, J (2016) ‘What would Trump’s wall mean for wildlife?’, BBC, 1 September. Available at: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37200583 . (2 November 2017)

Van Oosterzee, P. (2017) ‘Wildebeest no more: The death of Africa’s great migrations’, New Scientist, 6 December. Available at: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23631550-700-wildebeest-no-more-the-death-of-africas-great-migrations/ (09/01/2018).

Schrodinger’s Cat
Villars, C. N. (1986). The paradox of Schrodinger’s cat. Physics Education, 21(4), 7. https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-9120/21/4/007
http://www.informationphilosopher.com/books/problems/Schrodinger.pdf#
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkVpMAbNOAo

Dr. Mary Bourke
https://www.astrobio.net/mars/winters-mars-shaping-red-planets-landscape/

Credits:
Hosts: Dan Giffney and Molly McCrory
Sound Editor: Kate Finucane
Executive Producer: Peter Cox
Publishing: Thomas Donovan
Public Relations Officer: Molly McCrory
Secretary: Dan Giffney
Fact Checker: Aneta Gaxha
Producers: Dan Giffney, Molly McCrory, Kate Finucane, Eleanor Mullen, Shaun Ussher, Aneta Gaxha, Thomas Donovan, Ciaran Kelly
Special Thanks: DU General Science Society, Trinity Publications, Dr. Mary Bourke

Trinity Talks Science – 001 – Now Museum, Now You Don’t

In our first full-length episode we discuss the history and hidden treasures of Trinity’s museum building, the current state of personalized genome sequencing services as well as their implications and dive into the future of the planet, discussing how its continents might look in 250 million years.

Sources:
Heritability and Personalised Genomics:
Personal genomes: The case of the missing heritability:
http://www.nature.com/news/2008/081105/full/456018a.html
23andMe: https://www.23andme.com/
10 Years of GWAS Discovery: Biology, Function, and Translation.:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28686856
Supercontinents:
“The next supercontinent: Four ways Earth could reshape itself”: https://www.newscientist.com/…/mg23631470-700-the-next-sup…/

Further Information:
Adam Rutherford: http://adamrutherford.com/
Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson’s book about the Museum Building: “A Victorian Landmark: Trinity College’s Museum Building”:http://www.openbibart.fr/item/display/10068/1067669
TN SciTech: http://trinitynews.ie/category/science/

Credits:
Hosts: Seán Clerkin and Dan Giffney
Sound Editors: Seán Clerkin and Kate Finucane
Executive Producer: Peter Cox
Publishing: Thomas Donovan
Public Relations Officer: Molly McCrory
Secretary: Dan Giffney
Fact Checker: Aneta Gaxha
Producers: Dan Giffney, Molly McCrory, Kate Finucane, Eleanor Mullen, Shaun Ussher, Aneta Gaxha, Thomas Donovan, Ciaran Kelly
Special Thanks: DU General Science Society, Trinity Publications, Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson

Trinity Talks Science – 000 – Teaser

For those of you who just can’t wait until December 11th, here’s a quick preview of Trinity Talks Science! Get ready for a great discussion about imitation rhinoceros horns and conservation efforts for your weekend listening pleasure!