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Science - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on

“The rule is prove to us that it’s safe – and that hasn’t been done.”

Science - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Sheep can recognise Barack Obama and Emma Watson's faces from photographs

Researchers also found sheep were able to recognise their handlers in photographs.

Science - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Dry mouth, sweaty hands: Why do people hate public speaking?

It’s something a lot of us are afraid of.

Stop breathing in a public place? If you're a man you're far more likely to receive CPR

Men were 1.23 times more likely than women to receive CPR in a public place, according to new research.

Science - Monday 6 November, 2017

2017 will be one of the hottest years on record

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) suggests human intervention might have a hand to play in the rising temperatures.

These are the seven Irish books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council

40 different countries, including Ireland, are represented.

Science - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

Alcohol makes rats more likely to compulsively take cocaine

This is includes continuing to seek cocaine despite receiving a brief electric shock when they did so.

Scientists have solved the mystery of why so many mammoth fossils are male

Young male Ice Age mammoths likely roamed alone and got themselves into risky situations.

Science - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language

Their strategy also resembles methods used in computer linguistics to compare documents.

Babies born at 35 weeks 'could be at risk of heart diseases when adults'

That’s according to scientists who carried out tests on lambs.

Science - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Scientists discover secret chamber the size of a passenger plane inside Great Pyramid

The void is completely closed, which means anything inside would not have been touched for 4,500 years.

Science - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

There's been a rise in weather-related disasters of almost 50% and it's being blamed on climate change

Between 2007 and 2016, there was a 46% increases in the number of weather-related disasters.

Science - Monday 30 October, 2017

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have hit a record high

The UN has warned that urgent action is required to cut emissions.

Science - Sunday 29 October, 2017

The Dublin schoolboy who may have cracked the solution to flocks of birds crippling an airplane's engines

17-year-old Omar Salem has designed a device to protect a jet engine’s turbofans from being struck by foreign objects.

How finding out when neurons are born could unlock the key to understanding the brain

New prize winning research is helping to reveal how brain is developed.

Science - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps

The purpose and function of these “Gates” remains and mystery.

Almost half of people with food allergies develop them in adulthood - US study

Shellfish and peanut allergies were the most common among US adults.

'Fear is an essential part of who we are': Here's why people watch horror films

“Why do we have Halloween? We like a bit of a purge to explore our darker side.”

Science - Friday 27 October, 2017

Want to have more sex? Smoke more marijuana *

* Sort of. A new American study has found that those smoking the drug daily are having about 20% more sex than non-users.

Science - Thursday 26 October, 2017

There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks

The new model for forecasting seasonal outbreaks makes better predictions by factoring in how much the virus changed compared to recent years.

Science - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Three million adult Americans carry a loaded gun on a daily basis

New research reviewed the behaviour of 1,444 gun owners in the US.

Science - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Major study finds HPV vaccine in women was not linked with 44 chronic diseases

No other serious safety concerns were identified in the study of more than three million women.

Science - Friday 13 October, 2017

Mass starvation kills all but two penguin chicks in Antarctic colony

The thousands of death has been called a “breeding failure” by experts.

Science - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'Severe' experiments on live animals increased in Ireland last year

Experiments included “inducing cancer in animals… and acute poisoning tests that stop just short of death.”

Science - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Time out: Dangers of disrupting your body clock

The Nobel Medicine Prize was awarded last week to three scientists highlighted how the body clock works.

Meteorites splashing into warm ponds could have started life on Earth

A new study points to the life-giving potential of these “warm little ponds”.

Science - Saturday 7 October, 2017

People who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight and develop heart disease

So says new academic research in the US.

Science - Thursday 5 October, 2017

False widow spiders have invaded Ireland over the past 20 years, but what are the symptoms of a bite?

In 20 years, the false widow spider has invaded Ireland, one NUIG researcher said, with the highest number of them found in Dublin and Cork.

Science - Monday 2 October, 2017

Irish scientists can now produce electricity from tears

The researchers in UL also found they could generate electricity from a protein found in egg whites and the milk of mammals.

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says he wasn’t “fully informed”.

Science - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband?

Éamon Ó Cuív TD made the claim last week.

Science - Monday 25 September, 2017

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040 Fly Me To The Moon This post contains videos

There's a European plan to have 100 people living on the Moon by 2040

The European Space Agency says it needs political backing.

Science - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study

The finding could help develop a drug that would suppress extreme aggression in humans.

Science - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Want to donate blood more often? It doesn't have any major side effects

A major randomised trial could have an impact worldwide.

Science - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Clowns are creepy - but that could all be down to a 'mis-coding' of excitement as fear

Stephen King’s It is out in cinemas – but the primal dread linked with clowns probably isn’t Hollywood’s fault.

'Strong evidence' that tattoo ink can seep into our bodies with toxic elements, say scientists

Only the tiniest, nano-scale particles made it into the lymph nodes, researchers found.

Science - Friday 15 September, 2017

Nasa's Cassini probe burns up like a meteor on 'death plunge' into Saturn

More than 1,500 people jammed Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab in California to watch.

Science - Thursday 14 September, 2017

'What the heck is this?' Fanged sea creature washes up on Texas beach after Hurricane Harvey

Preeti Desai shared the image on Twitter and the scientific community responded to solve the mystery.

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya A Mighty Shade Of Pale This post contains videos

Two rare and magnificent white giraffes have been spotted in Kenya

The giraffes have a condition known as leucism.

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