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Dublin: 14 °C Thursday 30 June, 2016

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.”

Science - Thursday 2 June, 2016

"My son fell in with the gorilla"- Police release mother's frantic 911 call from Cincinnati Zoo Emergency Response This post contains videos

"My son fell in with the gorilla"- Police release mother's frantic 911 call from Cincinnati Zoo

No decision has yet been made on whether charges are to be brought against the mother.

Science - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Parents in zoo killing case say their son is "doing well" and they "praise God" for his safety

The parents are facing a possible police probe.

Science - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

"Had she not been diagnosed, I don't think I would have caught mine."

The sisters fighting cancer together.

Science - Sunday 22 May, 2016

There's a reason your mam calls you by your siblings' - or dog's - names

“It’s not just random.”

Science - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Scientists find evidence of giant asteroid that would have triggered huge earthquakes and tsunamis

The asteroid hit Earth about 3.5 billion years ago.

Science - Monday 16 May, 2016

Doctors have a plan to dispense medicine and pharmacists aren't happy

The NAGP says the plan would work, the IPU says it would harm patients.

Last month was the hottest April the planet has experienced in modern times

That’s 369 months in a row that temperatures were at or above average.

Science - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Criminalising abortion does nothing to prevent it

Rates in the developed world are at an all-time low.

Science - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Your can of Coke is about to cost more - a tax on sugary drinks is on the way

A sugar tax is part of the Programme for Government.

Science - Sunday 8 May, 2016

A once-in-a-generation phenomenon will be played out in the sky over Ireland tomorrow

Mercury is set to pass across the sun tomorrow afternoon. You won’t see the phenomenon again this clearly until 2049.

Bad memories can be intentionally forgotten

The study has two important implications.

David Attenborough is 90 today - watch him catch a dragon, back in '56

The veteran broadcaster says he has no plans to put his feet up.

Science - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Australia has a plan to unleash herpes on millions of predatory fish

Remember the minister who threatened to kill Johnny Depp’s dogs? He’s pretty taken with the plan.

Science - Thursday 5 May, 2016

"In theory you could do anything you wanted with a human embryo in Ireland"

A new, controversial embryo-growth breakthrough could help science in the study of infertility. However, fears abound that the research breaches ethical guidelines.

Science - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

This violet diamond is so rare it's practically priceless

The company that owns the Argyle Violet declined to put a value on it.

Scientists have discovered three "potentially habitable" planets

The ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 is 39 light years from earth, and orbited by three planets.

Science - Saturday 30 April, 2016

The true story behind the Chernobyl 'suicide squad' that saved Europe

Three men risked their lives by climbing into a pool of radioactive water in an attempt to stop an explosion that would have destroyed the entire plant.

Science - Friday 29 April, 2016

One of the most complex machines in the world was stopped by a rogue weasel

The weasel died — and little remains of it.

Science - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.

Science - Sunday 24 April, 2016

When pain has no physical cause: The real world of imaginary illness

We talked to Irish consultant neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan about the issue.

This fuelless plane may just be changing the future of air travel This post contains videos

This fuelless plane may just be changing the future of air travel

Solar Impulse 2 flew across the Pacific at night with no fuel.

Science - Friday 22 April, 2016

Your mam could be a big factor in how much you weigh

Mothers perceive the weights of their children differently.

Science - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Dublin was looking very nice from space today

The blue skies made it easy to see from the International Space Station.

Science - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Keep an eye on the sky tonight for a spectacular astronomical display

It’s the most impressive display the Moon can ever put on with another celestial object.

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