Tag: jellyfish

Irish Inspiration series – Maude Jane Delap

By Donal Griffin @donalgriffin88   Fortunately for this mini blog series, Irish inspiration in the form of famous or even forgotten scientists and pioneers is not lacking. Suitable candidates from every scientific field abound, from Antarctic exploration, to transatlantic communication to… jellyfish. In the spirit of #Internationaldayofthegirl which passed recently,  I will summarise an excerpt […]

The Space Shuttle Columbia; Halipleumon in spatium

By Donal Griffin   @donalgriffin88 The Space Shuttle Columbia was commissioned by NASA on July 26th 1972 for a series of Earth orbit missions. A little under 10 years later in 1981, it lifted off from the Kennedy Space Centre on its maiden flight. Named after the historic poetic name for the United States of America, Columbia returned […]


By Donal Griffin   @donalgriffin88 At this time of the year, when Christmas festivities are well and truly over and January blues are largely forgotten, routine and repetition begin to rule the comings and goings of my life. Things once put off and postponed until ‘I get a minute’ are finally dealt with, at least in […]