Gravity vs Entropy: what will ultimately determine the fate of the universe

“Where do we come from?” and “Where are we going?” are two questions that humans have been pondering for centuries. Savni Mahesh Kodilkar tackles one of the age-old questions for Motley.   These questions can be viewed from a religious, anthropological, philosophical, or a cosmological standpoint and since this is the “space” issue I have […]

Sign of the Times

Contributing writer Conor Hogan explores the growing belief in astrology among young people in the age of science.   Aries: Should you get on with responsibilities, or have fun? Conserve your energy. But that’s not to say you shouldn’t work on a project. Leo: You’ll find love when you look outside the box. There are […]

Extraterrestrial Terrors

Andrew Mason writes on the timelessness – and horror – of Ridley Scott’s Alien.   ‘In space no one can hear you scream.’ This famous tagline, engraved in pop culture history, perfectly encapsulates fear and horror in a single line. Released in 1979, Ridley Scott’s Alien ushered in a new age for the sci-fi horror […]

Starstruck- Bob Geldof Speaks to Motley  

HotPress Student Ambassador and Motley’s staff writer Ava Sommers sits down with Sir Bob Geldof and pick his brain on his attempt at space exploration, the Boomtown Rats and modern Ireland for young creatives.   Each year, the UCC Law Society presents a Mutatio Factorem award to an Irish person who have  made a difference […]

NASA and the Crowd

Ashlin O’Sullivan talks Motley readers through the crowd labour used in to find new discoveries in our galaxy.   In 1930, Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto after spending more than 7000 hours staring into a blink comparator, a device used by astronomers to compare images of the same part of the night sky over time by […]

Poetry: Noor

She dreamt that the moon fell into her lap, His beauty mesmerising  Looking up into the sky and through his eyes She knew that she had found the man of her dreams The dark black sky, so infinite in which she felt so insignificant,  No longer felt so scary, as though the darkness could turn […]