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This history article, ‘John Tyndall’ features the Irish physicist who explained why the sky is blue, the greenhouse effect, invented the fire-fighter’s respirator and proved light could be bent, which paved the way for fibre optics. It provides factual information about the life of John Tyndall and his achievements, along with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text. It is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness and can be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of Ireland.