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Science - Yesterday’s News


Science - Yesterday’s News

Dutch men are the tallest in the world (but the Irish aren't so short themselves)

New research has tracked growth trends across 200 countries for the past 100 years.

Science - Sunday 24 July, 2016

New 80 million-year-old 'giant thief' dinosaur found in Argentina

These dinosaurs walked on two legs, bore large sickle-shaped toe claws and were fast, agile, smart – and greedy.

Japanese warning on foreskin surgery after series of surgical blunders

The painful issues caused by the mistakes included swelling and erectile dysfunction.

Science - Saturday 23 July, 2016

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These pictures of pandas will improve your day

A big promise. Delivered.

Looking to meet people online? Then be a humble, "real" person

The authors found viewers judged people who were perceived as overly bragging about themselves, their looks, or their accomplishments as less trustworthy.

Science - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Some enormous pharma companies aren't happy about a deal that could save taxpayers millions

It is expected that a new drugs pricing pact will save the state almost €200 million a year.

Science - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Heading to the beach? A new warning has been issued over this jellyfish

Meanwhile, new statistics show that 122 people died from drowning last year.

NASA wants to mine the moon - with a little help from Taipei

The Resource Prospector project aims to be the first mining expedition on another world.

Science - Sunday 17 July, 2016

What do you mean by 'bird-brain'? Baby ducks can actually learn differences between objects

So ‘bird-brain’ is quite an unfair slur, really.

Science - Friday 15 July, 2016

The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis

Major new study says jails hothouse infectious diseases, which are then passed on to the wider community.

Science - Thursday 14 July, 2016

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Prince Harry takes a HIV test on Facebook Live

Harry took the test as part of efforts to reduce stigma around testing.

Ireland has the 14th-highest rates of skin cancer in the world

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide.

Science - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Man missing from Swords in Co Dublin found safe and well

David Smyth had been missing since last week.

Weed makes you less likely to feel rewards

It suggests the drug “hijacks” the rewards system.

Mathematicians present longest ever proof that would take 10 billion years to read

Boolean Pythagorean Triples is a long-unsolved enigma within a field called Ramsey Theory

Science - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Violent criminals can judge potential victims based on their walk

The worrying study found that the criminals can rate an individual’s vulnerability based on their gait. .

Mers virus transmitted from one 'super-spreader patient' in overcrowded emergency room

The 35-year-old man infected 82 people including other patients, healthcare workers and visitors.

Science - Thursday 7 July, 2016

An Irish doctor has been picked by NASA to live under the sea

Dr Marc Ó Gríofa is going on a NASA mission to the bottom of the sea.

Science - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

Pasta is NOT actually fattening - or so say (Italian) scientists anyway

Study published in Nutrition and Diabetes finds that enjoying pasta ‘according to individuals’ needs’ contributes to a healthy BMI, thinner waists and better waist-hip ratio.

After five years, a NASA spacecraft has reached Jupiter

“Juno, welcome to Jupiter.”

Your beloved dead family dog 'reborn'. Animal cloning is big business

At a centre in Seoul, devastated pet owners are ‘reunited’ with a twin of their deceased animal.

Science - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Children are drinking too many sports drinks

A survey from Cardiff University School of Dentistry found 89% of children consume the drinks, with 68% doing so regularly.

Science - Friday 1 July, 2016

First-ever giant swimming, venomous centipede discovered by accident

The rare species has just recently been described in a science journal.

The hole in the ozone layer is getting smaller

Which is a good thing.

Worried about your eyesight failing? Turns out there's something you can do about it

New Irish-based research proves conclusively that taking certain natural supplements can sharpen already healthy eyesight.

Science - Sunday 26 June, 2016

College graduates at higher risk of cancerous brain tumours, researchers find

“It was a surprising result which is difficult to explain,” the lead author of the study said.

Science - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Pushy parents create self-critical children

Take a step back, mams and dads.

"You could almost walk across the bay on jellyfish": How New Jersey is tackling its sea-pests

Homeowners are going after the gelatinous pests before they have a chance to grow and multiply.

Science - Thursday 23 June, 2016

'They'd rather see a patient have their leg amputated than pay for a machine to save it'

TD Michael Fitzmaurice says a patient can’t get the device he needs to save his leg from being amputated.

Science - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Some very bright Irish people are set for placements with the European Space Agency

The numbers employed in the space industry here are set to double to over 1,000 according to the agency.

Fake 'suicide belt' containing biscuits and salt found on Brussels suspect

A man with psychiatric problems was arrested.

Science - Sunday 12 June, 2016

People are more likely to protect women than men

Chivalry isn’t dead.

Science - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Your boss can't make your work meaningful to you, but they can make you care less

They should stay out of the way, a new research paper says.

Ever wondered about foghorns? This should clear things up

The foghorns have been blasting in Dublin this week – causing a red mist to descend for some residents.

Science - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Cancer sufferers living in deprived areas 40% more likely to die

Those in less-well-off situations have a 120% higher incidence rate of cervical cancer.

Most antidepressants ineffective or unsafe for children with major depression

New research found one particular drug is linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts.

Science - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Think taking hands-free calls while driving is safe? Think again

New research says driving while talking on a hands-free device can be as distracting as using a hand-held phone.

Science - Monday 6 June, 2016

Pay gap in pocket money for girls and boys, British study shows

British girls receive an average of 77 pence less than boys.

Science - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Here's why people want to help the sick but not the unemployed

“People everywhere seem to have this deep-seated intuition that ill people are unfortunate and deserve to be helped.”

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