Science Week is causing the public # StopAndAsk
The science of zombie outburst, the study of lifestyle and family day at the Lismore Heritage Center are among the main events of this year's Science Week, which is under way.
More than 1200 events will be held throughout Ireland within the framework of the Science Week, which lasts until November 18th.
Throughout the whole week, the Science Foundation Ireland will run Camp # StopAndAsk, where the public is encouraged to raise questions about the world around them on social media. The campaign will see how the public joins the scientific process with various expert researchers who provide insight into their questions.
The variety of questions can range from strange to beautiful, and some of the # StopAndAsk issues that are already on the detection agenda include: "Does Spiderman really exist?", "Would I float if I'd breathed enough helium?" and "How does the autistic brain work in comparison with the neurotic?".
State Secretary for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan said: "Science Week is a great initiative of the Scientific Foundation Ireland because it intends for a week of science and technology, a key driver behind some of the great work that is today in Ireland.
"The public across the country offers the opportunity to attend events led by some of the country's leading scientists, who are also asked to engage in social media by asking questions about what they have ever asked. Sunday Science is a fantastic opportunity for the public to get more involved in a science that must not be missed. "
For more information, visit vvv.scienceveek.ie.