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What is smart? What is society?

What is smart? What is society? | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it

The initiative was inspired by a speech this summer by Prof Luke Drury, president of the Royal Irish Academy, as he welcomed new members to the academic institution.

“Thinking of the students sitting their Leaving Certificate examinations today, we must surely wish for them a future as engaged citizens in a smart society and not just alienated workers in a smart economy,” he said then.

 

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Social scientists 'get best jobs'

Social scientists 'get best jobs' | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
Students looking for paid work after graduating should take a social science degree, research suggests.
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Poverty in childhood 'can shrink the brain' - Independent.ie

Poverty in childhood 'can shrink the brain' - Independent.ie | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
POVERTY in early childhood can shrink the brain, a study has shown.
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A town is born; Four hundred years ago Belfast officially became a town and so began an unlikely success story - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

A town is born; Four hundred years ago Belfast officially became a town and so began an unlikely success story - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
Belfast’s history as a modern town begins on 27 April 1613. A royal charter, issued in the name of James I, transformed what had been a collection of dwellings by a river crossing into
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Documentary series to provide insight into history of Spike Island

Documentary series to provide insight into history of Spike Island | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
A documentary series which gives a unique insight into the brutal regime on what was once one of Europe’s largest penal colonies will premiere on irishexaminer.com today.
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Third-level education is a ‘confidence trick and scam’, forum told

Third-level education is a ‘confidence trick and scam’, forum told | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
Prof Mary Gallagher of UCD makes claim at launch of charter against commercialisation of universities
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European Investment Bank invests £150 million in new University of Ulster Belfast campus - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

European Investment Bank invests £150 million in new University of Ulster Belfast campus - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to finance half the £305m cost of the University of Ulster's new Belfast campus, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.
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Westmeath minor footballers make history despite final defeat to Kildare

Westmeath minor footballers make history despite final defeat to Kildare | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
Leinster finalists field three black players for the first time in a provincial final
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Dublin’s historic City Assembly House to reopen this week

Dublin’s historic City Assembly House to reopen this week | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
Irish Georgian Society restores former civic museum
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Heavy metal or blue jeans? No, just maths

Heavy metal or blue jeans? No, just maths | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
The Wranglers of Cambridge University – the elite maths students – have a colourful history
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The Border: smart or dumb?

The Border: smart or dumb? | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
More co-operation, resource-sharing and travel between North and South would be smart. Talking about abolishing the Border altogether is dumb
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Bacteria invade even our remotest lakes - Independent.ie

Bacteria invade even our remotest lakes - Independent.ie | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
ANTIBIOTIC resistant bacteria have infiltrated our remotest lakes and can also be found in our drinking water.
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Mozilla Lightbeam for Firefox: NSA spying row leads firm to expose who's watching while you surf - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Mozilla Lightbeam for Firefox: NSA spying row leads firm to expose who's watching while you surf - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
Mozilla's Lightbeam for Firefox, a download produced by the US free software community behind the ever-popular browser, is claiming to a 'watershed' moment in the battle for web transpa
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Goodbye, Mr Chips: children cut down on crisps in lunchboxes

Goodbye, Mr Chips: children cut down on crisps in  lunchboxes | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
Study finds we are taking lunch to work more often
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St Patrick may have been from Brittany, not Britain

St Patrick may have been from Brittany, not Britain | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
Rev Marcus Losack claims have to identified a Roman settlement near St Malo where the saint was captured as a teenager
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Fancy a bit of physics? Just take the Dart

Fancy a bit of physics? Just take the Dart | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
Passengers will get a dose of accessible science during their daily commute for the next eight weeks
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Research centre to focus on medical and industrial materials

Research centre to focus on medical and industrial materials | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
Collaborative hub expected to help improve global reputation for nanoscience research
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‘Please read’ – what sort of an email subject line is that?

‘Please read’ – what sort of an email subject line is that? | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
If the message is from someone you like you don’t need a subject line at all
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An Post drops tendering fee for 1916 design after complaints about lack of detail

An Post drops tendering fee for 1916 design after complaints about lack of detail | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
Spokesman for An Post says any fee already paid will be refunded
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Merkel highlights failings in Irish data protection ahead of EU action

Merkel highlights failings in Irish data protection ahead of EU action | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
“We have great data protection laws in Germany but if Facebook is based in Ireland, then Irish law applies”
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When too much empathy is dangerous

When too much empathy is dangerous | RIA Press Round-up | Scoop.it
When empathy causes us to ignore logic or science, its consequences can be harmful to all
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