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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 1 November, 2014

Science - Today’s News

Scratching that itch DOES make it worse

We’re starting to understand more about the dreaded itch.

Science - Yesterday’s News

One pilot dies after Virgin Galactic spaceplane crashes in test flight

The SpaceShipTwo was conducting a test flight over California.

Science - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Slideshow: These zoo animals are mad about Halloween Happy Halloween This post contains images

Slideshow: These zoo animals are mad about Halloween

The monkeys don’t know what to do with themselves.

From Business ETC This professor is the most highly cited Irish scientist of all time Influential Mind

This professor is the most highly cited Irish scientist of all time

Professor Des Higgins was named the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds this year.

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support

Targets and backing for the renewable-energy sources should end after 2020, the state supplier says.

They still don’t know why the US space rocket exploded – but they’re blaming the Russians

Fingers are being pointed at the 1960s era Russian rocket used by Orbital Sciences.

Science - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission EBOLA This post contains images

The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission

Britain held a similar simulation to assess how prepared services were for a possible Ebola outbreak.

Could magic mushrooms be used to treat pneumonia patients?

Irish researchers are attempting to find out.

NASA says it is disappointed at launch explosion – but it was just a ‘mishap’ Malfunction This post contains videos

NASA says it is disappointed at launch explosion – but it was just a ‘mishap’

The rocket was bringing supplies to the International Space Station.

Science - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Opinion: The real allure of superintelligent machines isn’t scientific – it’s erotic

Does the allure of artificial intelligence run deeper than our fondness for making tools?

Science - Monday 27 October, 2014

‘Children born by C-section have 23% increased risk of developing autism’

However, the authors of the study have said that more research is needed.

Cork lab looks to make salmon our new source of Vitamin D

We’re now entering into the darkest months of the year, when our bodies can absorb the least Vitamin D.

Science - Saturday 25 October, 2014

From Business ETC 7 technologies that will change sex forever Wow

7 technologies that will change sex forever

The fantastical is closer than you think.

Five questions that everyone has about Ebola

Where did it come from? And how can it be overcome?

Science - Friday 24 October, 2014

From Business ETC Stephen Hawking wrote his first Facebook post, and it’s brilliant Infinite Like
From Business ETC WATCH: This ad for Sony’s 4K HDTV is unbelievably beautiful Minds Blown

WATCH: This ad for Sony’s 4K HDTV is unbelievably beautiful

Watching Winning Streak on this thing would be a religious experience.

From Business ETC There are too many second-rate colleges in Ireland with ‘Mickey Mouse courses’ In Disneyland

There are too many second-rate colleges in Ireland with ‘Mickey Mouse courses’

Why one Irish entrepreneur hired staff from India, Portugal and Sweden over local workers.

Column: Demystifying the ‘Internet of Things’

The second internet revolution will be all about linking to physical objects to monitor and collect information.

The artist who injected his wife with horse blood is in Dublin

The Science Gallery has a new exhibition but it’s not for the faint-hearted…

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

Craig Spencer had recently returned from Africa.

Science - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

There were loads more Brazilians in Ireland last year… And here’s why*

*We’re talking about the people, not the *ahem* beauty treatment.

From Business ETC WATCH: This Audi has become the world’s fastest self-driving car Vorsprung Durch Technik
From Business ETC More students than ever have applied for next year’s BT Young Scientist Yeah Science!

There may be a cure for Ebola “within weeks”

The serum will use the blood of people who recovered from the disease.

Women need more contraception options to stop unintended pregnancies, HIV and STIs

Approximately 80 million unintended pregnancies occur every year as a result of contraceptive failure and not using any form of contraception.

Science - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Kickstarter is live for Irish projects so now you can support this teenage bounty hunter

Kickstarter is live for Irish projects so now you can support this teenage bounty hunter

Don’t just stand there, get creating… or funding.

From Business ETC These companies are designing 5G wireless that will be 1,000 times faster than 4G Too Fast Too Furious

Paralysed man walks again following groundbreaking surgery

The surgery is being hailed as an “historic change” for those with spinal injuries.

Work has started on the Poolbeg incinerator – but there’s already a protest planned

The plant is being built by US energy company Covanta.

Science - Monday 20 October, 2014

This year could be the hottest EVER recorded

Global land and sea temperatures for last month were the highest ever recorded.

From Business ETC Five new research centres on the way following €245m investment Cutting-edge

Five new research centres on the way following €245m investment

The centres will be located at Trinity College Dublin, UCD, NUI Galway and UL.

How will ‘unprecedented’ levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?

The Government has announced a new plan to carry out surveys of areas of potential exploration.

A huge comet that’s as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars

The comet, known as Siding Spring, whizzed past Mars yesterday. Three NASA spacecraft had to take shelter behind the Red Planet as the close encounter took place.

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The government is spending €245 million on five world-class science centres

The funding will support 700 existing and new scientific research positions.

More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies – scientists

New research has recorded a rise of 60% in cases of the infection over the past 25 years in the Netherlands.

Science - Sunday 19 October, 2014

The first sex was like square-dancing in Scotland (seriously)

And it wasn’t humans who did it.

“We can’t give in to Ebola hysteria” – Obama

Cuba has offered to help in the fight against the disease.

Science - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Why is aeroplane food so bad?

It’s more to do with science, than anything else.

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