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Science - Yesterday’s News

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Science - Monday 18 June, 2018

Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness

Those who suffer have trouble controlling their behaviours around gaming.

Science - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Animals are becoming more active at night to avoid humans

This could have an impact on their fitness and reproduction levels.

Climate change is speeding up a rise in sea levels

Warmer ocean water is destabilising ice shelves.

The brain 'rewards' foods high in fats and carbohydrates

This combination of food lights up neural circuits in the reward centre of the brain.

Science - Saturday 16 June, 2018

What makes someone go from being hungry to hangry? Scientists may have found out

The combination of hunger and anger may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, personality and environmental cues.

Why having over 100 nuclear weapons could do more harm than good to a country

Experts have looked into the impact using such weapons would have on a nation’s population and resources.

Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health

Fewer than six and more than 10 hours of sleep per day are associated with conditions such as increased blood pressure.

Science - Thursday 14 June, 2018

The ice of Antarctica is melting at three times its previous rate

Scientists have warned that the melting ice could redraw Earth’s coastlines.

Science - Saturday 9 June, 2018

How many people need to take a stand to instigate social change?

A study examined this question – and came up with a definite figure.

Japanese 'drone-brella' promises hands free protection from the sun

The product designers are targeting those in need of coverage wider than your average hat, like golfers.

Science - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'

As many as 40% of Europeans do not get enough of the vitamin, which is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

Blackcurrant waste from Ribena production could create 'natural' hair dye

Some of the ingredients found in commonly used synthetic hair dyes can trigger allergic reactions.

Science - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Scientists find way to trick brain into thinking sugar tastes vile

The researchers were able to “switch” parts of the brain on and off in mice.

Science - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Scientists find weekend lie-ins do make up for midweek sleep deprivation

Scientists find weekend lie-ins do make up for midweek sleep deprivation

Although you can catch up at the weekend, researchers also found that it is healthier to consistently get 6-7 hours of sleep every day.

Science - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Study shows overweight people twice as likely to survive when hospitalised for infectious disease

The study into the so-called “obesity paradox” looked into the health over 35,000 patients in Denmark.

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

Science - Friday 25 May, 2018

'Virtual safe space' aims to help identify threats facing bumblebees

The free tool provides a computer simulation of how colonies will develop.

Science - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn

One in eight people, up from one in 11, will have type 2 diabetes.

Science - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples

The findings come from a study by the American National Institute of Health that looked at couples being treated for infertility.

Too much sex puts tiny marsupials on endangered list

Males go from “prime health … to falling to pieces” within the short mating period.

Science - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Does the media influence your vote on the referendum? Have your say

TheJournal.ie is partnering with UCC and UCD psychologists in study of factors that influence voting decisions.

Science - Sunday 13 May, 2018

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Hawaii's Big Island is bracing for a potential volcanic explosion

A total of 17 fissures in the earth have been identified.

Nasa is sending a helicopter that weighs less than 2kg to Mars

The helicopter is being sent as part of the Mars 2020 mission.

Science - Thursday 10 May, 2018

The percentage of 'perfect' births in first-time mothers is less than 1% - study

The study looked at over 8,000 pregnancies in women who hadn’t given birth before.

It's not just Star Trek anymore - scientists are working on a real cloaking device

Researchers say they could create acoustic materials to dampen sound and appear invisible under water.

Science - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Scientists have found a way to flip the fear and courage switches in the brain

Authors of a new study say this development could help people who suffer from phobias, anxiety and PTSD.

Are you neurotic? Then you're at a higher risk of dying sooner

A new study from NUI Galway has linked the personality trait with a greater risk of death.

Science - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Japanese scientists invent 'wood alcohol' made from trees

The scientists hope to have the product on shop shelves within three years.

Nasa launches robot to take the temperature of Mars

InSight will dig deeper into Mars than ever before.

Science - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Facebook sends rival's shares tumbling as it announced 'meaningful, long-term' dating service

Shares of Match.com, which owns Tinder, tumbled on the news.

Science - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Mid-life anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life

The study does not say if active treatment could curb the risk.

Science - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds

“This is the first time we’ve shown shape and age are related for all kinds of galaxies.”

Science - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Saving a penalty: This is how science helps predict the match score

Researchers propose a new model to explain how a goalkeeper dives to the right corner at the right time in penalty kick situations.

Science - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Japan set to trial the 'world's first urine test' to test for cancer

The test will run from now until September to see if it will have a practical use in everyday diagnostics.

Science - Saturday 21 April, 2018

A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 56%

Researchers also found that those with a traumatic brain injury were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease an average of two years earlier than those without.

Science - Thursday 19 April, 2018

NASA launches spacecraft designed to find planets that might support life

The satellite is expected to catalogue thousands of planets.

Science - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Scientists have accidentally created a mutant enzyme that eats plastic

It appears to feed exclusively on a type of plastic used widely in plastic bottles.

Science - Saturday 14 April, 2018

The harder a male tries to woo a female, the more likely they are to render their species extinct - study

Research into certain extinct crustaceans shows the more energy put into creating larger sexual organs, the more likely the species might cease to exist.

Science - Friday 13 April, 2018

Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5

Consuming more than 10 standard drinks a week can increase the risk of heart disease.

Science - Thursday 12 April, 2018

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...

New research suggests that a person’s internal clock may be at odds with their external environment – and that they should be allowed start work later.

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