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Science - Yesterday’s News

Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course

Taking the full course doesn’t combat antibiotic resistance, according to a paper in the BMJ.

Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there

Ireland is to be part of a huge Europe-wide telescope.

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Science - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Warning of 'huge public health problem' as men's sperm counts have halved in last 40 years

Sperm counts among men in western countries dropped by over 50% between 1973 and 2011.

Science - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Study finds 99% of former NFL players have brain disease caused by blows to the head

Head injury risks in the US sport have become a major concern as former players speak out about long-term health effects.

Japanese woman dies of tick disease after being bitten by a stray cat

“It’s still not confirmed the virus came from the cat, but it’s possible that it’s the (world’s) first case,” a health ministry official said.

Daniel Craig 'to return as James Bond'

This will be his fifth Bond film.

Science - Thursday 20 July, 2017

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs

The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.

Science - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

New proof that modern humans first left Africa at least 65,000 years ago

Evidence from Australia shows Aboriginal people have been there longer than previously believed. .

Watch: 'I'm still the same kid - just instead of having no hands, I have two'

Zion Harvey is the first person to undergo a double hand transplant.

Science - Monday 17 July, 2017

'We're really surprised she didn't notice them': Woman has 27 contact lenses removed from eye

The woman had come in to Solihull Hospital for routine cataract surgery.

Science - Sunday 16 July, 2017

The wine industry in Europe could be in trouble due to global warming, researchers warn

Work made impossible by the heat, and losses in productivity could see the wine industry facing challenging times, they said.

Science - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Rising temperatures will make it harder for planes to take off in coming decades

Some fully loaded planes may have to remove fuel, cargo or passengers, a study has warned.

How far are we from seeing driverless cars on Irish roads?

Technology is way outpacing lawmakers who need to prepare for major changes.

Science - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Afghan girls to attend US robotics event after Donald Trump allows visa u-turn

The six girls from Herat, Afghanistan, were reportedly blocked from attending the robotics competition.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has just been snapped from above and the images are stunning

The ‘spot’ is actually a storm that rages on the planet.

Science - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

A trillion-tonne iceberg has snapped off west Antarctica

A team of researchers said it had no immediate impact on the sea level.

Science - Monday 10 July, 2017

Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer

Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.

Science - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Locals angered by 'lack of consultation' by government over mass harvesting of seaweed

Tralee-based company BioAtlantis wants to harvest Bantry’s kelp for bioengineering purposes. It says it has complied with all State demands concerning the application for a licence.

After a few glitches, Facebook is confident its drones will provide internet to 4 billion people

Around 4 billion people across the world don’t have internet access.

Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts

What you spot will be recorded as part of an EU-wide programme Sea Change.

Science - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Scientists baffled by appearance of pink sea creatures off Alaska

The tropical, filter-feeding spineless creatures are usually found along the equator.

Science - Friday 7 July, 2017

Great Ormond Street Hospital applies for new hearing into baby Charlie Gard's case

Ten-month-old baby Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage from which he will not recover.

Gonorrhoea 'sometimes impossible' to treat due to antibiotic-resistance - WHO

An estimated 78 million people are infected with gonorrhoea every year.

Science - Thursday 6 July, 2017

A huge chunk of ice 60 storeys high is about to break off Antarctica

The Larsen C shelf would be one of the biggest icebergs in history.

Science - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Something very unusual is going to happen in caves around Ireland this summer

We talked to the artist responsible.

Science - Friday 30 June, 2017

EPO will not help amateur cyclists perform better in road races

New research took 48 male cyclists and put them through an endurance race up the famous Mont Ventoux.

Science - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Cyberattack that has swept the world was 'aimed at Ukraine'

People were urged to be wary of clicking on email attachments or shared links.

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle

First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.

Science - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Iceland's volcano eruption could reveal aerosols' climate change effect

The Icelandic volcano Holuhraun, which erupted in 2014, did not increase the amount of water in the clouds.

Science - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Shape of bird eggs related to their ability to fly - study

It goes against theories that eggs are shaped to suit their environment; eg, to stop them rolling off a cliff face.

Older fathers have 'geekier' sons

Sons of older fathers are more intelligent and less concerned about fitting in, according to a study.

Science - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules

The decision stems from the case of a man who developed MS shortly after being vaccinated against hepatitis B.

Science - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Poll: Do you find it hard to sleep on these bright nights? Longest Day This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you find it hard to sleep on these bright nights?

The nights are very short right now.

Science - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years

The medication has shown promise in mice.

Science - Monday 19 June, 2017

Trend towards 'killer heatwaves seems unavoidable', scientists warn

Even under the Paris Climate deal, half of the world’s population would be exposed to killer heatwaves every year.

Science - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope' Walking In Space This post contains videos

'I didn't want to be known as the person who broke something on the Hubble telescope'

A former Nasa astronaut talks to us about his time in space, and the goal of humans reaching Mars.

Good news for pale skin: Scientists have come up with a drug to help people tan without exposure to the sun

Applied as a cream to the skin, the drug allowed red-haired mice to develop a deep tan.

Science - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Friends could be more important than family

“It’s smart to invest in the friendships that make you happiest.”

Science - Friday 9 June, 2017

Terminally ill baby boy at London hospital must be kept alive until at least Tuesday, court rules

Charlie Gard’s parents want to take the 10-month-old to the US for an experimental treatment.

Science - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Public health could be 'at risk' from exposure to microplastics in drinking water

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency delves into the source of microplastics in our waters.

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