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Science - Yesterday’s News

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Science - Yesterday’s News

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.

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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.

Science - Monday 9 April, 2018

Irish scientists will help build the world's most powerful and expensive telescope

The new telescope will be 10 times more powerful than the Hubble telescope and help us observe the first stars in the universe.

Science - Sunday 8 April, 2018

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

Science - Friday 6 April, 2018

Facebook to create thousands of jobs making the site 'more accountable and transparent'

To get authorised by Facebook, “advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location,” the statement said.

Science - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments

The supply capsule launched on Monday from Florida.

Science - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Here's the number of abortion pills seized in Ireland in the past 10 years

“There is a risk when you buy anything from an unknown source that you simply do not know what you are getting.”

Science - Monday 2 April, 2018

Defunct Chinese space station plunges back to Earth over South Pacific

The remote location of its landing made it difficult for stargazers to witness the event.

Science - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that there were hundreds of villages in the rainforest away from major rivers.

Science - Friday 30 March, 2018

Astronomers find the 'impossible': A galaxy without dark matter

The discovery could revise or even upend theories of how galaxies are formed.

Chinese space station set to plummet back to Earth in the coming days

Chinese authorities said it will offer a “splendid” show similar to a meteor shower.

Science - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Researchers find potential genetic link to cot death

Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexpected death of a seemingly healthy child.

Science - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

20 years since it hit the shelves, the HSE spends €500,000 on Viagra for Irish men

It was the first pill aimed at helping men get erections.

Science - Sunday 25 March, 2018

China's building the world's fastest wind tunnel to test planes ... and possibly missiles

The 265-metre-long tunnel can be used to test hypersonic aircraft that can travel 25 times the speed of sound.

Science - Saturday 24 March, 2018

American scientists have come up with a DNA-edited craft beer that doesn't need hops

The University of California used DNA-editing software to manipulate the genome of brewer’s yeast.

Third vaccine dose may be needed to stop people getting mumps in their 30s

There have been a number of mumps outbreaks among adults in the US recently, including on college campuses.

Science - Friday 23 March, 2018

Breakthrough could lead to treatment that would delay progression of advanced MS

MS affects around 9,000 people in Ireland.

Pacific dump of plastic waste is now bigger than France, Germany and Spain combined

Most of the dump is made up of tiny fragments of plastic smaller than 5mm.

Science - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Researchers solve the mystery of 'alien' skeleton found 15 years ago

It belonged to an infant girl with a handful of rare gene mutations.

Dashcam footage released of Uber self-driving car fatally hitting pedestrian Investigation This post contains videos

Dashcam footage released of Uber self-driving car fatally hitting pedestrian

Police have said the SUV is unlikely to be found at fault because it may not have had time to stop.

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