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T. rex grew beefier than museum fossils suggest

T. rex grew beefier than museum fossils suggest | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
Structure of bones' superficial layers suggests most dinosaurs were still growing when they died.
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What is smart? What is society?

What is smart? What is society? | Royal Irish Academy 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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Expert committee calls for establishment of copyright council

Expert committee calls for establishment of copyright council | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
Copyright committee also wants specialist courts for intellectual property claims
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German academic’s incredible 1931 trove of North West Irish speakers available online

German academic’s incredible 1931 trove of North West Irish speakers available online | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
AN incredible archive of recordings of native speakers from Londonderry, Tyrone and Donegal from the 1930s has been newly digitised and released online.
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Referencing a Tweet in an Academic Paper? Here's a Citation Generator

Referencing a Tweet in an Academic Paper? Here's a Citation Generator | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
A web developer has created an automatic citation generator for tweets. Users just insert the tweet's URL and the program provides the MLA and APA citation.
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Synthesis by comet: Impacts of rocky bodies onto icy surfaces could have been responsible for the manufacture of amino acids - Nature.com

Synthesis by comet:  Impacts of rocky bodies onto icy surfaces could have been responsible for the manufacture of amino acids - Nature.com | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
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Web 2.0 Coming to a Repository Near You

Web 2.0 Coming to a Repository Near You | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
Social media produced by federal agencies could be arriving at an archive or federal repository near you, reveals a recent draft bulletin from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA...
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When too much empathy is dangerous

When too much empathy is dangerous | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
When empathy causes us to ignore logic or science, its consequences can be harmful to all
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Pat Guiry elected to Royal Irish Academy - Community - The Nationalist

Pat Guiry elected to Royal Irish Academy - Community - The Nationalist | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
Professor Pat Guiry, son of the late Jerome and Maureen Guiry of St. Johnstown, Fethard, was recently elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy.
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Stolen medieval carvings to return to Clare after 150 years

Stolen medieval carvings to return to Clare after 150 years | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
The carvings were taken from Scattery Island in the Shannon Estuary years ago – but will be brought ‘home’ next month.
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A rock pool for life to cling to

A rock pool for life to cling to | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
Coastal defences are making deserts of tidal zones. The solution may be simpler than we think, according to Dr Louise Firth of NUI Galway, who has developed ‘bioblocks’
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Photographer Captures Dramatic Battle Between Orcas and Sperm Whales | Wired Science | Wired.com

Photographer Captures Dramatic Battle Between Orcas and Sperm Whales | Wired Science | Wired.com | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
If killer whales lived on land, we’d be in trouble. Highly intelligent and social, the black-and-white marine mammals hunt in packs, launching coordinated attacks on other whales and sharks, and even wave-wash seals off Antarctic ice floats.
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St Patrick may have been from Brittany, not Britain

St Patrick may have been from Brittany, not Britain | Royal Irish Academy 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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Author of 'Visible Learning', John Hattie, addresses the science of how we learn in new book

Author of 'Visible Learning', John Hattie, addresses the science of how we learn in new book | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
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Archive reveals unique voices

Archive reveals unique voices | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever wondered what the old men in those sepia photographs of rural early 20th century Ireland sounded like, you can now find out.
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ALLEA Newsletter Issue 01_2013

Royal Irish Academy's insight:

The federation of All European Academies newsletter

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New Estimate of the Speed of Light

New Estimate of the Speed of Light | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
A team of German scientists have recently discovered a new method of measuring the speed of light using Einstein's famous equation E = m c2 Scientists from SFZ, the Spätenheim Forschungszentrum in ...
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The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
Royal Irish Academy's insight:

How do we truly capture reseach impact?

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Heavy metal or blue jeans? No, just maths

Heavy metal or blue jeans? No, just maths | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
The Wranglers of Cambridge University – the elite maths students – have a colourful history
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View to a cosmic thrill

View to a cosmic thrill | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
A visit to busy UCD astrophysicists followed the most powerful gamma-ray burst ever seen
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Two Irish colleges make list of top 100 ‘young universities’

Two Irish colleges make list of top 100 ‘young universities’ | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
NUI Maynooth and DCU make the Times’ annual list, while South Korean universities take up two of the top three slots.
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Wexford puts wild flowers back on the roadside

Wexford puts wild flowers back on the roadside | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
Zealous local authorities persist in giving roadsides a short back and sides. The Model County is bucking the trend
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Antioxidants may cause more harm than good, says Nobel laureate

Antioxidants may cause more harm than good, says Nobel laureate | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
James Watson proposes radical idea that reactive oxygen blocks disease
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The World's First Website Gets Its Original Web Address Back

The World's First Website Gets Its Original Web Address Back | Royal Irish Academy Round-Up | Scoop.it
The folks at CERN, the organisation responsible for writing the fundamental web standards, have brought back the first ever website to its original URL.
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