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Naomi Lavelle
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Dr. Naomi Lavelle
Dr. Naomi Lavelle

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As you know, I love receiving your questionsand I am always thinking of different ways to answer them. Some you will find in my regular column in the Irish Examiner, some I answer here on the blog, in written, video and info-graphic form. Here is…

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This month’s Mystery Creature is a pretty hairy fellow. Can you name him? Image source: (Jeff Delonge) Wikimedia Commons. As always, if you are not sure, feel free to ask questions! I’ll post the big reveal at the end of the month.

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We are big fans of pancakes in this house; I’m pretty casual with my batter making at this stage, I throw a few things into a bowl or blender, a bit of a mix, into the pan, quick flip and hey presto! It seems I am going about it all the wrong way. There…

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How did you do with this week’s mystery creature (or more accurately… mystery structure). A few of you got it spot on, well done. Image credit:Phil Torres (with permission) This stunning piece of architecture was built by… The Silkhenge spider! This tiny…

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It is all about snails here this week; snail questions, bad weather and midterm break. I was planning a written blog in response to all his questions, but, spirits were high this morning (in the kids, not me!) so writing time was limited. Instead we went…

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I watched a great documentary on Netflix* recently all about lying… it is called Dis(honesty): the truth about lies and I would highly recommend it. It really got me thinking about lying, why do we do it, what would happen if we don’t and is it a uniquely…

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I must admit that I am not a big fan of the commercial side of Valentine’s day but I have no problem with the idea of telling someone you love just how much they mean to you. When I get to couple the sentiment with some science experimenting then my heart…

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What would happen if we had no moon? That was a questioned posed by one of my kids this week. It lead to lots of discussion and interesting debate until finally we were talking about werewolves!  photo credit: kendoman26 Not Quite There! via photopin…

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This month’s Mystery Creature is a little different; The picture below shows what the creature can build, can you tell what the creature is? Image credit: Phil Torres I’ll admit that this one is particularly tough so here is a clue: there is a hint in the…

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How did you do with January’s Mystery Creature? It was a Cassowary, a Southern Cassowary to be exact. Did you guess it? I know that seven year-old Daniel from Singapore did, well done Daniel! Here are ten interesting facts about the Cassowary: Image…
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