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Science - Today’s News


Science - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Scientists have proven a good sleep could actually cure your cold

Experiments on fruitflies showed faster recovery and better survival rates for the ones that had more sleep.

Science - Monday 21 April, 2014

Jamaica is still trying to get rid of the invasive lionfish that is eating everything in the sea

The candy-striped lionfish has a mane of venomous spines….but people are being encouraged to eat it.

From The Score Dún Laoghaire-based firm providing the Genetic Performance edge DNA

Dún Laoghaire-based firm providing the Genetic Performance edge

Joesph Dalton explains how his company’s DNA tests can help clubs and athletes at all levels to train smarter.

Science - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Global breakthrough: Irish scientists discover how to mass produce ‘wonder material’ graphene

These single-atom thick sheets of carbon made from graphite could potentially revolutionise many parts of our lives.

Science - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Science - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

A NASA spacecraft has witnessed the birth of a ‘new moon’ in the rings of Saturn

“We have not seen anything like this before,” said one scientist.

Use cannabis from time to time? Even casual use can alter your brain, a new study says

The study is the first to focus on possible brain effects among recreational users.

Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help

Traditional methods of testing if a patient will recover can be ‘little better than flipping a coin’ in some cases.

Science - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Look up! The International Space Station is in our skies until 22 April

The ISS will be visible in the skies every night for the next seven days.

VIDEO: Watch the lunar eclipse live

We can’t see it here in Ireland, but we can watch a stream online. Hurrah!

Arguing with your partner all the time? Have some chocolate*

New research suggests that low glucose levels could be to blame.

Red blood cells grown in a lab to be trialled in humans

A team of researchers across Ireland and the United Kingdom used stem cells to grow red blood cells.

Science - Monday 14 April, 2014

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in ‘cyberspace’?

There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.

Reduce the stigma to help children who hear voices

“I am successful, I work full time and live a life that I love – but it wasn’t always this way.”

Science - Sunday 13 April, 2014

“There is no plan B”: EU targets major carbon emitters to reduce emissions

It comes as the IPCC publishes its latest report on climate change.

Science - Saturday 12 April, 2014

They weren’t lying: green tea is good for you

It improves your memory, apparently.

From The Daily Edge 13 microscopic images that will change the way you look at the world Up Close Personal

Science - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night sky

With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet.

Science - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Science - Monday 7 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge What’s the worst place to be stung by a bee? This student has found out… Inspired By Cadbury

What’s the worst place to be stung by a bee? This student has found out…

Yes, by stinging himself all over his body with a bee. ALL over his body.

From Business ETC Column: 3D printing raises huge opportunities and challenges for society 3d Vision

Column: 3D printing raises huge opportunities and challenges for society

Various industries – including motor, aerospace, fashion and toy manufacturing – are embracing 3D printing and pushing boundaries. But what potential challenges might lie ahead for this astonishing technology?

Science - Sunday 6 April, 2014

NASA releases amazing close-up video of a solar flare

It looks like something from a science fiction film, but it’s real.

Science - Friday 4 April, 2014

Physiotherapy sessions might not treat whiplash any better than exercise at home

New research found little difference in the patients recovery depending on these two treatments.

Science - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From Business ETC ESA set to launch new earth monitoring satellite into orbit later today Liftoff

ESA set to launch new earth monitoring satellite into orbit later today

The Sentinel-1A satellite is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day and night radar imaging satellite which will be used for land and ocean services.

“A real breakthrough”: Study finds exercise will effectively fight heart disease in diabetics

Doctors previously lacked definitive evidence that such treatment was effective.

Science - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From Business ETC Researchers recreate natural sunlight in indoor locations Second Sun

Researchers recreate natural sunlight in indoor locations

CoeLux uses a high-tech window to create the effect of sunlight in an indoor area without the need for natural lighting.

Get your 5-a-day? That might still not be enough fruit and veg

A new study suggests that fruit and vegetables can help protect you from premature death.

Science - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: What does ‘I love you’ mean?

I am Spanish. My husband is American. The first time I realised emotion words may not mean the same thing in different languages was when he first told me “I love you”, writes Cristina Soriano.

Astronauts’ hearts grow rounder in space, finds study

Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.

Crows are just as clever as some seven year olds – science

Experts in New Zealand say the crow can rival the intelligence of young children.

Science - Friday 28 March, 2014

Smoking bans linked with a fall in premature births

A study published today shows such bans are also linked to a similar fall in the hospitals visits by children wit asthma.

Science - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Autism begins during pregnancy, says new US study

Researchers in California say they have “clear and direct evidence” that autism begins during early brain development.

Study finds no link between economic growth and a fall in childhood undernutrition GDP

Study finds no link between economic growth and a fall in childhood undernutrition

The authors suggest that this could be due to funds being misspent.

Science - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Doctors say the best way to curb obesity could be… sleep

The new study has said the key to fighting a whole range of illnesses could be a good night’s sleep.

Science - Monday 24 March, 2014

The crazy, changeable weather? It’s our fault, says the UN

2013 was the sixth warmest year on record, and noted that Ireland had its wettest winter ever.

Column: I can’t bear to look into someone’s eyes and tell them they will probably die

My patients see my white coat as a lifejacket. But the truth is that the chance of surviving drug-resistant TB is down to the roll of a dice, writes Dr Jennifer Hughes.

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