Myths Busted – Can you really die from a broken heart?

In the latest of our Research Videos for 2016, Prof. Brian Hughes investigates whether the belief that feelings of misery and loneliness can cause someone to die of a broken heart, is in fact true. Brian's work in the NUI Galway School of Psychology explores the link between emotional stress, the functioning of our hearts, and our … Continue reading Myths Busted – Can you really die from a broken heart?

ReelLIFE SCIENCE Meets Cmdr. Chris Hadfield!

On Saturday November 15th, Cmdr. Chris Hadfield visited Eason in Galway to sign copies of his latest book 'You Are Here - Around the World in 92 Minutes'. As this video posted by The Connacht Tribune shows, it was an extremely popular event, with hundreds of people braving the elements to meet Ireland's favourite astronaut. … Continue reading ReelLIFE SCIENCE Meets Cmdr. Chris Hadfield!

Alcohol Consumption: Does The Apple Fall Far From The Tree?

In the first of our series of Research Articles for 2015, BT Young Scientist and Technologists of the Year, Ian O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy, from Colaiste Treasa in Kanturk Co. Cork, tell us about their award-winning research. They examined the influence a parent's drinking and behaviour towards alcohol can have on their children's drinking habits. Alcohol Consumption: … Continue reading Alcohol Consumption: Does The Apple Fall Far From The Tree?