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Science - Today’s News

Take a lot of vitamins? You might want to stop…

A new study from the United States has led to the Food Safety Authority issuing a warning.

Stephen Hawking: Zayn Malik could still be in a parallel One Direction

“Finally, a question about something important…”

Science - Yesterday’s News

Just how bad were the Empire soldiers in Star Wars?

US military experts weighed in this week.

Science - Saturday 25 April, 2015

From Business ETC People can now buy the Apple Watch online – unless they’re in Ireland Hands Off

People can now buy the Apple Watch online – unless they’re in Ireland

Unless you have a good friend in the UK, Japan or Germany?

Science - Friday 24 April, 2015

16 breathtaking Hubble images that changed the way we view the Universe

We have much to thank Hubble for at its 25th birthday.

Science - Thursday 23 April, 2015

A baby who lived just 100 minutes has become the world’s youngest organ donor

Teddy Houlston’s organs were used to save an adult from renal failure.

Science - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Surgeon struck off for punching a patient ‘like a boxer’ to fix his broken cheek

Professor Ninian Peckitt claimed he was “manually reducing the fracture.”

More fascinating than fiction: The women codebreakers of WWII

A closer look at the women cryptographers who were instrumental in the Allied war effort against the Nazis.

Even if you aren’t actively trying for a baby you might need to take folic acid

Folic acid needs to be high four weeks after conception, so waiting until the pregnancy test is positive is too late.

Plastic bags are still damaging the environment

Research has found that plastic litter can smother marine life in just nine weeks.

Science - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

This is why knuckles make a noise when they crack

Still sounds awful to our ears though.

Yep, this fella looks exactly like Kermit the Frog

Or at least frog that looks exactly like him…

Mindfulness therapy can be as good as medication for preventing depressive relapses

The alternative treatment helps patients learn how to respond more constructively to their thoughts and feelings.

Science - Monday 20 April, 2015

From Business ETC Intel says 50 years of Moore’s Law has transformed our lives Anniversary

Intel says 50 years of Moore’s Law has transformed our lives

In 1965, Gordon Moore made a prediction that would set the pace for a digital revolution.

Anxiety is the big issue for Ireland’s young people

The new research shows more males are seeking help than before.

Science - Saturday 18 April, 2015

From Business ETC We might need to start seriously thinking about pilotless planes Automated

We might need to start seriously thinking about pilotless planes

It might not be too far off either.

We’ve just had the hottest March since records began

The period of January to March was also the warmest on record.

Science - Friday 17 April, 2015

Alaskan bear family to be killed because they love the big city too much

They just can’t stay away from those rubbish bins.

Urban Greening: The simple step we can take to beautifully transform our lives

If you live in a city and spend your time working indoors then you need to get more plants into your life.

‘Hackers could use in-flight TVs to access cockpits’

A US government report warns against robotic control of planes.

Science - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Video: SpaceX rocket floats down from the sky but is still blown to smithereens Drone Ship This post contains videos

Video: SpaceX rocket floats down from the sky but is still blown to smithereens

The company isn’t giving up hope.

Science - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Japan is going to have one more go at proving its whale kills are scientific

The highest court of the UN ruled in March of last year that the research was a fig leaf for commercial hunting.

Two Cavan mushroom pickers got really sick because of bird poop

It all ended up okay, in the end.

From Business ETC An Irish company’s product will become the closest man-made object to the Sun Reaching For The Stars

This is the breakfast you should be eating if you want to ‘live forever’

…according to Google’s leading futurist.

Science - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

This robot just filmed what it’s like inside a melted nuclear reactor Deeper Underground This post contains videos

This robot just filmed what it’s like inside a melted nuclear reactor

The Fukushima plant suffered a triple meltdown in 2011.

Science - Monday 13 April, 2015

Fish and chips could be a thing of the past*

*Well, haddock, plaice and sole could be less common.

It has been 45 years since Apollo 13 had a problem

The mission wasn’t exactly plain sailing.

A robot rocket is about to chase the ISS across Irish skies at 17,500 mp/h

The Space X rocket will resupply the space station, but it needs to catch it first.

If Australian parents don’t vaccinate their kids, they could miss out on €10k in benefits No Jab No Pay This post contains a poll

If Australian parents don’t vaccinate their kids, they could miss out on €10k in benefits

Under current Australian laws, parents who have “conscientious objections” about jabs can still claim payments.

Science - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Ever thought about what happens to your used hotel soap?

A question you probably never wanted an answer to…

Science - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Dutch people used to be tiny… so why are they suddenly giants?

The average male height in the Netherlands has gained 20cm in the last 150 years.

Depressed feelings and spending time on Facebook “go hand in hand”

Don’t compare yourself to your peers.

Study finds dogs can sniff out cancer 98% of the time

More than 40,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year in the UK.

Science - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ireland could be covered* in sand overnight

*A light dusting, at least.

Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future

With CERN membership, Ireland’s brightest minds would be able to work on some of the most advanced projects in the world.

Obese people less likely to develop dementia

New research shows people with a higher BMI are less likely to develop the condition.

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