Wednesday, 27 February 2013

In this week’s New Statesman: The cheap food delusion

In this week’s New Statesman: The cheap food delusion

 Colin Tudge, author of Good Food for Everyone Forever and co-founder of the Campaign for Real Farming and the Oxford Real Farming Conference, writes a searing report on the state of a globalised food chain built to “maximise wealth” with scant regard for consumer welfare. He writes: “...the whole, ever more complicated global food chain is absolutely not under control.”

Full article available electronically from the Library.

National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health

National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health

Includes access to Medline, PubMed, ToxNet, Clinical Trials and much more.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Postgraduate Courses Open Evening: 12 March 4-8pm | Graduate Studies | NUI Maynooth

Postgraduate Courses Open Evening: 12 March 4-8pm | Graduate Studies | NUI Maynooth

The Inquisition of Climate Science

The Inquisition of Climate Science
Modern science is under the greatest and most successful attack in recent history. An industry of denial, abetted by news media and “info-tainment” broadcasters more interested in selling controversy than presenting facts, has duped half the American public into rejecting the facts of climate science—an overwhelming body of rigorously vetted scientific evidence showing that human-caused, carbon-based emissions are linked to warming the Earth. The industry of climate science denial is succeeding: public acceptance has declined even as the scientific evidence for global warming has increased.

Copy now available in the Library at Shelf Mark: 363.738 POW

Monday, 25 February 2013

Science research to get EUR 300m funding

Science research to get EUR 300m funding

 The Government and industry are to invest €300 million in scientific research over the next six years, including €200 million from the State and €100 million from about 150 industrial partners.
The money will be used to create seven new research centres covering a wide range of areas including the marshalling of computer data, research into marine energy, infant medical care and food research amongst others.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Spectacular Warrior's Grave Unearthed in Russia - Archaeology Magazine

Spectacular Warrior's Grave Unearthed in Russia - Archaeology Magazine

 Archaeologists digging a necropolis in the Caucasus mountains of Russia's Krasnodar region have discovered an elaborate burial of a male warrior. Dating from the third century B.C. to the second century A.D, the necropolis was used by an as-yet unidentified culture that was heavily influenced by the Greeks.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Galileo : A Dictionary of Scientists Oxford Reference

Galileo : A Dictionary of Scientists Oxford Reference

 Galileo, whose full name was Galileo Galilei, made major contributions to most branches of physics (especially mechanics), invented and so deployed the telescope to change our view of the nature of the universe completely, and became engaged in a highly dramatic confrontation with the Church. Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun today in 1633.
Find out more in the Oxford Dictionary of Scientists in Oxford Reference Online from the Libraries A-Z of Databases.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield) on Twitter

Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield) on Twitter

 Canadian Astronaut, currently living in space aboard ISS as Flight Engineer on Expedition 34, to be Commander of Expedition 35.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

SciVal Strata | SciVal

SciVal Strata | SciVal

 SciVal® Strata is a flexible benchmarking tool that provides quantitative analyses of team or researcher performance, complementing the peer-review approach.

For access and more details contact me at the Library.

InCites - Research Analytics - Thomson Reuters

InCites - Research Analytics - Thomson Reuters

 InCites™ is a customized, web-based research evaluation tool that allows you to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark your output against peers worldwide. If your interested in knowing more about this resource contact me at the Library.

Science Events: Scientific conferences, courses, meetings and more at Natureevents Directory

Science Events 2013: Scientific conferences, courses, meetings and more at Natureevents Directory

Protected white-tailed sea eagles found dead - RTÉ News

Protected white-tailed sea eagles found dead - RTÉ News

Thomson Reuters REFScan Free App

Thomson Reuters REFScan

 Thomson Reuters RefScanSM, powered by Web of Knowledge and EndNote, lets you scan and capture your references, streamlining your research workflow.  Access bibliographic information and times cited counts directly from the world’s leading research platform, Web of Knowledge, and save them to your free EndNote Web account to retrieve anytime, anywhere — no subscriptions required.  This app makes it even easier to access the content and tools you need wherever your discoveries happen.