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Dublin: 4 °C Friday 23 February, 2018

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.

The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat

There’s currently no way to predict what strain of the shape-shifting flu virus could trigger another pandemic.

Science - Friday 19 January, 2018

A fossilised starfish found in the Connemara mountains is an incredible 435 million years old

It’s been named after the Irish geologist who found it.

Scientists say adolescence now lasts until the age of 24

Experts have argued the definition should be changed so that laws and social policy can be developed around it.

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'

This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.

Science - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Even without El Nino last year Earth keeps getting hotter

2017 was either the second or third hottest year ever.

Brewing up a storm? War of words between UK and Irish forecasters over naming of 'Fionn'

A storm? Channel 4′s weatherman reckoned it was tantamount to “naming raindrops”.

Science - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

'You can't stop a student from competing because their mother is a scientist'

Dr Tony Scott, co-founder of the BTYSTE, said this year’s winner has an “amazing” level of knowledge.

Science - Sunday 14 January, 2018

How much bacteria lives on a pedestrian crossing button?

Despite the stainless steel surface, they’re thriving.

Science - Saturday 13 January, 2018

How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams

It’s almost as accurate as a human.

How the 'soft chaos' of nature reduces stress and helps us physically heal

Come with us, on a walk through Dublin’s Botanic Gardens.

'Hopefully projects like these will inspire more young scientists'

We checked in on two BTYSTE projects we’ve been following.

Scientists have discovered glaciers buried deep on the surface of Mars

A better understanding of the depth and location of ice on the planet could help future exporers.

Science - Friday 12 January, 2018

Cork teenager wins BT Young Scientist after discovering blackberry antibiotic in his back garden

15-year-old Simon Meehan had been working on his project for two years.

'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths

It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.

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