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Dublin: 3 °C Friday 27 March, 2015

Science - Yesterday’s News

Could you have a stroke in the next 10 years? Where you live could have a lot to do with it…

A new risk detection method aims to predict heart disease and strokes in people over 40.

Science - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Dubstep could help revolutionise firefighting

Or very low-frequency sounds, at least.

Science - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

These scans show the harmful effects of smoking on unborn babies

Researchers say the effects may be seen in the facial movements of unborn babies.

Science - Monday 23 March, 2015

Another reason to fear climate change: Disease carrying mosquitoes

The insects could thrive in the UK with a small increase in temperature.

It’s tornado season in the States but (weirdly) there are no tornadoes

There have been none in March so far – and that’s the first time that’s happened in 50 years.

Science - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Gay men still can’t donate blood in Ireland – it’s not only unfair, it’s illogical

Our blood banks often run low, yet we are locking thousands of safe donors out.

Archaeology has had an amazing month: Here are 7 of the most exciting discoveries

The corner of a lost civilisation, a secret fortress and a 250-year-old pretzel.

The English ‘car park king’ is finally being given a royal burial (but not a Catholic one)

Richard III was a Catholic but will be reburied in the traditions of the Church of England.

Science - Saturday 21 March, 2015

These new skyscrapers won’t cast shadows on the streets below

Make sure to have your sunglasses at the ready.

A ‘supertide’ has turned this French monastery into an island

It’s usually linked by a narrow causeway. Not today.

Science - Friday 20 March, 2015

Poll: Do you think the Mars One project will succeed? Your Say This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Poll: Do you think the Mars One project will succeed?

Bas Lansdorp denied the project is a sham.

No, this is NOT how the eclipse looks from the ISS

It’s beautiful, but fake.

Science - Thursday 19 March, 2015

What is a solar eclipse and why is one happening tomorrow?

It will be our last for 11 years, so savour it.

From Business ETC Poll: Should more be done to develop renewable energy in Ireland? No Spin Zone This post contains a poll

Poll: Should more be done to develop renewable energy in Ireland?

There has been a lot of debate about the country’s energy mix for the future.

Could the solar eclipse cause blackouts in Ireland?

Solar power has become a much more common way of generating power than after the last eclipse.

Science - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Does anybody actually care about science?

A letter has been signed by more than 900 leading Irish scientists has encouraged the government to change its approach to research.

The longer kids are breastfed for, the more they earn when they start working

A major new study of almost 3,500 children has found some interesting results about breastfeeding.

Science - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Thank you, ISS astronaut, for the greenest pic of Ireland today

We’re one beautiful country when seen from space.

Science - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Science - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Hollywood is chipping in to help find ‘the world’s loneliest whale’ Deep Pockets This post contains videos

Hollywood is chipping in to help find ‘the world’s loneliest whale’

The whale uses a frequency no other whale can hear.

Today’s date is pretty special

It’s time to eat some pie.

Science - Friday 13 March, 2015

World’s first successful long-term penis transplant has been carried out

The operation was carried out in December and the patient has returned to full function.

Science - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Parents and children freed from 15 injection-a-day regime

With the use of Insulin pump therapy, Ben, Emily Mai and Harry have become free from injections.

Science - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Why are ecstasy, magic mushrooms, and other drugs all legal tonight and tomorrow?

Emergency legislation is needed after a court ruling this morning. Here’s what happened…

Time to say goodbye: Sarah Brightman is the next €48m space tourist

The Opera star says she’s training to sing in microgravity.

Want to keep your teeth into old age? Drink up that fluoridated water

A new TCD study has found a link between fluoridated water and oral health in old age.

Science - Monday 9 March, 2015

Solar-powered plane takes off on historic flight around the world

The Solar Impulse 2 is expected to take 25 days to fly the mammoth journey.

Science - Sunday 8 March, 2015

From Business ETC This startup wants to save companies a tidy sum on their energy bills The Big Idea

This startup wants to save companies a tidy sum on their energy bills

Energy Elephant’s big idea is deceptively simple.

Science - Friday 6 March, 2015

From Business ETC Every version of Windows is at risk from this 1990s bug Freak Out

Mammy’s Little Helper: How should we deal with anxiety disorders?

Benzodiazepine use in Ireland is increasing, especially among women. But the perception of the drug as ‘mother’s little helper’ is an antiquated one.

Science - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Refugee camps could soon be powered by… PEE

And it’s all thanks to a urinal.

You smell your own hand after shaking someone else’s Ew

You smell your own hand after shaking someone else’s

Humans are still a bit gross, aren’t they?

Science - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Your five-a-day of COFFEE could help reduce your risk of heart disease

You might be pushing the safe limit for caffeine after that.

Science - Monday 2 March, 2015

Look out the window: You’ll be able to see Jupiter next to the full moon

The massive planet will be visible to the naked eye – even from brightly lit cities.

From Business ETC This new IKEA furniture will charge your phone for you* Swedish House Mafia

This new IKEA furniture will charge your phone for you*

*As long as the device is compatible with its wireless standard, that is.

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