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Dashcam footage released of Uber self-driving car fatally hitting pedestrian Investigation This post contains videos

Dashcam footage released of Uber self-driving car fatally hitting pedestrian

Police have said the SUV is unlikely to be found at fault because it may not have had time to stop.

Science - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner "following up" with Facebook over Cambridge Analytica

The London based firm has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the 2016 US Presidential election.

Science - Monday 19 March, 2018

Latte levy and reusable cup discounts could reduce our plastic cup waste by 250,000 a day

On average Irish adults drink four hot drinks a week, with those aged 16-24 are the biggest spenders.

Science - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'What a remarkable life': World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76 RIP

'What a remarkable life': World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76

“He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man,” a family statement said.

Science - Sunday 11 March, 2018

A nice insect casserole with 3D-printed dessert: The future of your weeknight dinner

The changes coming to the way we eat – and what we eat.

Japanese car companies come together to build hydrogen stations

Japan has focused on promoting fuel-cells, which combine hydrogen and oxygen in an electrochemical reaction.

Science - Saturday 10 March, 2018

High Court rules that teenager's HIV need not be disclosed to young woman

The case was taken by the Child and Family Agency.

Science - Thursday 8 March, 2018

MS drug pulled from Irish and EU market after 12 patients worldwide suffer 'serious brain disorders'

The European Medicines Agency has recommended the immediate suspension and recall of Zinbryta.

Science - Sunday 4 March, 2018

A 'wonder drug' used to treat alcoholism may not be as effective as previously thought

Anti-spasticity drug baclofen has more recently been used to treat alcohol addiction.

How your eyes can say if you'll have memory problems in later life

A new study has pinpointed how changes in the blood vessels in your eyes could point to problems later.

Science - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Standing at work may not be as beneficial as some say

The change “does not have an effect on mental alertness”.

Science - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

Who is to blame for the 'Beast from the East'? Name Game This post contains videos

Who is to blame for the 'Beast from the East'?

The extreme weather is coming, but what of its scary name?

A low-calorie diet with meat could reduce heart attack risk just as much as a vegetarian one

New research into the effetive of nutrition on heart health has been published.

Science - Saturday 24 February, 2018

'We're going to find out how they lived': Researchers to look under the Irish Sea for evidence of first settlers

Under the Irish sea is a prehistoric ‘palaeolandscape’ of plains, hills, marshlands and river valleys.

Science - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Allergy treatment to prevent severe reactions to peanut could be on the way

A US company has conducted research on young children.

Science - Monday 19 February, 2018

Most deepwater fish have ingested microplastics, new Irish study finds

It’s one of the highest reported frequencies of microplastic occurrence in fish around the globe.

Science - Sunday 18 February, 2018

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by eating slower

New research has pointed to a link between the speed of eating and weight gain.

Science - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Science - Friday 16 February, 2018

Transgender woman able to breastfeed in first recorded case

A combination of medicines and hormones was able to induce lactation, and the baby’s growth and feeding habits were all normal.

Science - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

14 worms pulled from woman's eye after rare infection

It is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies.

Science - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Scientists have discovered a 100 million-year-old spider preserved in amber

Researchers say the arachnid, preserved with a tail, could be a “missing link”.

Science - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Seven planets in Milky Way have water and are potentially 'habitable'

Based in the Trappist-1 system, the planets seem to contain water and have rocky surfaces.

Science - Friday 9 February, 2018

Human eggs grown in lab for first time raise hopes for new fertility treatments

The lead researcher called it a “very exciting” development.

Science - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Seven centuries of Irish history lost in a fire to be recreated in virtual reality

Destroyed in the civil war, Trinity researchers are recreating the Public Records Office in virtual reality.

Science - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

New system will monitor newborns to detect brain injury

Researchers based in Cork have been awarded €570,000 to develop the system.

Science - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

World's most powerful rocket blasts towards Mars - with Elon Musk's roadster onboard Space Oddity This post contains videos

World's most powerful rocket blasts towards Mars - with Elon Musk's roadster onboard

The SpaceX CEO didn’t have to include his red Tesla roadster, which reportedly was playing Space Oddity during blast off.

Science - Monday 5 February, 2018

Bitcoin brain teaser: This cryptic painting just earned someone €40,000

The puzzle was created by crypto artists @coin_artist and Rob Myers in early 2015.

Science - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known

Research has revealed that strangers resembling past individuals known to be trustworthy are trusted more.

Science - Friday 2 February, 2018

A little bit of wine can help 'clean the mind', scientists say

Alcohol helps the systems that flushes the bad toxins out of our brains, the researchers said.

Science - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Everything you need to know about tonight's 'super blue blood moon' Moon Gazing This post contains videos

Everything you need to know about tonight's 'super blue blood moon'

Unfortunately Irish stargazers won’t be able to experience all elements of the lunar event.

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech Imitation Games This post contains videos

Listen to these Orca whales imitate human speech

The whales are able to say simple phrases like ‘hello’ and ‘bye bye’.

A rare 'super blue blood moon' will be visible later - but Ireland won't experience the full effect

The spectacle will be visible in clear skies above Australia, Asia and some parts of the US and Eastern Europe.

Science - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Volkswagen suspends lobbyist after reports researchers made monkeys inhale diesel fumes

The monkeys were watching cartoons at the time.

Science - Sunday 28 January, 2018

These Israeli teeth show modern humans left Africa 100,000 years earlier than thought

The ancient jawbone is believed to be somewhere between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.

Science - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Ethical questions raised after these monkeys were cloned in China

The same technique was used to clone Dolly the Sheep.

Smoking one cigarette a day instead of 20 'just halves your risk of a heart attack'

“In order to get the big benefits on cardiovascular disease [smokers] need to quit completely,” the lead author said.

Pharmaceutical cannabis could reduce sudden falls for people with treatment-resistant epilepsy

People with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe and lifelong form of childhood-onset epilepsy, were found to have benefitted from the treatment.

Science - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

It's 300 years since they died - here's what one of Ireland's best-known writers and his muse actually looked like

Human Remains Services Ireland (HRSI) have completed a project to reconstruct the visages of Jonathan Swift and his muse and companion Esther ‘Stella’ Johnson.

Science - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Irish researchers looking to develop wearable device for dementia patients who wander

Dementia is on the rise, with approximately 55,000 sufferers in Ireland.

Science - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Using monkeys and apes in film and TV is 'misleading' millions of viewers

A third of people surveyed think that chimpanzees are not endangered because they star in films and TV shows often.

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