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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 18 October, 2017

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.

Science - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

'I was told it'd only be for four weeks': Ireland's older people describe life in a nursing home

A major study has highlighted the need for residents to be more involved in decision-making.

Science - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'Hurricanes and flooding show we have to talk about climate change - now'

“For a brief moment the severity and seriousness of climate change has impinged on our consciousness”.

Science - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'Did you get it all?' This new test can check whether a surgeon removed all of the cancer

The pen-like probe will be tested in breast cancer early next year.

'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy

A new government consultation wants feedback on how we fund sustainable energy in Ireland.

Science - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.

Science - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Pictures: After 9 months in space, record-breaking astronaut returns to Earth

Peggy and two of her colleagues landed in Kazakhstan this morning.

Does sleeplessness cause ADHD? Scientists think it might play a role

Around 75% of children and adults with ADHD also have sleep problems.

Science - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Scientists have finally found a 'star' that was spotted by Korean astrologers nearly 600 years ago

The “star” was actually a colossal hydrogen explosion which produced a burst of light 300,000 times brighter than our Sun.

New pregnancy research could help doctors detect premature births

The researchers used advanced statistical modelling to examine pregnancy in precise detail.

Volcanic eruptions were the driving force behind an ancient global warming event

The event that took place 56 million years ago has been investigated by researchers at the University of California.

Bright clothes, shampoo and ice cream: Why wasps swarm around us at this time every year

“We do a good deal of work in attracting them to us,” Billy Flynn from the Irish Wildlife Trust said.

Science - Friday 1 September, 2017

Largest asteroid in over a century flies by Earth

Scientists had planned to study the asteroid up close when it passes.

Science - Thursday 31 August, 2017

In the 1980s over 500 Irish river sites were of pristine quality, now there are just 21

A major study by the EPA has put the spotlight on Ireland’s water quality.

Science - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

A new meningitis test could stop children being treated unnecessarily

The test could also cut testing times from 48 hours to one hour.

Science - Sunday 27 August, 2017

A new book will change the way you think about the air you breathe

We talked to its author, Sam Kean, about what he discovered while writing Caesar’s Last Breath.

Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts

Researchers found the fish were willing to work harder and even enter risky conditions in order to get their fix.

Science - Friday 25 August, 2017

Poll: Would you feel safer with driverless cars on the road? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you feel safer with driverless cars on the road?

Automation is gathering pace.

Partially driverless trucks to be on UK roads by 2019 Automation This post contains videos

Partially driverless trucks to be on UK roads by 2019

The trucks travel in a convoy and are connected wirelessly.

Science - Thursday 24 August, 2017

SpaceX has revealed its new spacesuit and it's like something from a Daft Punk video

The company hopes to start launching crewed flights from next year.

Science - Monday 21 August, 2017

Pictures: The solar eclipse had all of America gazing upwards this evening

“We have to start eating salad and be healthy if we want to make it till the next eclipse,” one observer said.

Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned

“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”

Science - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Al Gore: 'Trump’s antics distract the US from the big challenges we face - like the climate crisis'

The former US Vice President speaks to TheJournal.ie about his new documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel.

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