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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 23 January, 2017

Science - Yesterday’s News


Science - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Last year was the warmest year ever recorded

The analysis found that atmospheric concentrations of both carbon dioxide and methane reached record levels.

Science - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy

A new study analysed the rates of drinking during pregnancy by linking them with a condition caused by alcohol consumption.

Science - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Norway is killing FM radio - against the wishes of most listeners

There are no plans to phase out FM radio in Ireland, the Department of Communications has said.

Almost a quarter of Irish people's senses overlap, say these Young Scientists

This BT Young Scientist project suggests there are more people with this neurological condition than you might think.

Weekend exercise may be as good as daily trips to the gym

‘Weekend warriors’ appear to lower their risk of dying about as much as people who exercise more regularly.

Science - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Flu epidemic will peak in the next two weeks

The HSE is recommending people get vaccinated, and if they have the flu, to stay in bed.

The science of the Cork accent: This year's BT Young Scientist expo is already turning heads

From skateboard equations to cancer research, the BT Young Scientist continues to break records and open doors.

Science - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Research reveals 'highly unusual' behaviour of male monkey trying to have sex with female deer

The study is only the second on the phenomenon of inter-species sex.

Science - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes the Philippines

No tsunami warnings have been issued.

Science - Monday 9 January, 2017

Super-strong man-made spider silk could soon be used to repair spinal cords

The material is one of nature’s strongest materials but it’s notoriously hard to farm.

Science - Saturday 7 January, 2017

China wants to go back to the moon and it could happen as soon as next year

The country has plans to get to Mars by 2020.

Humans have a new organ and it's thanks to surgeons in Limerick Mesentery This post contains videos

Humans have a new organ and it's thanks to surgeons in Limerick

The mesentery is now being classified as a single structure.

An iceberg the size of Mayo is about to break off Antarctica - and could start a chain reaction

Kildare scientist Dr Martin O’Leary told that it could lead to a rise of 10cm in sea levels worldwide.

Science - Friday 6 January, 2017

Dublin's Port Tunnel is getting a new system to catch people speeding

The cameras calculate car speed based on how long it takes motorists to get through the tunnel.

Science - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report

Data from Healthy Ireland reveals that 29% of smokers currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.

It's official: The so-called hiatus in global warming is a myth

New research confirms a criticised 2015 study which overturned results of a “pause” in oceanic warming.

A new study suggests living near a busy road could increase your chances of dementia

The study found no link between traffic exposure and Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis.

Science - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Woman in UK hospitalised after taking herbal remedies for New Year detox

The woman collapsed and suffered a seizure after consuming a number of herbal medicines, including valerian root.

Sugar-free drinks won't help you lose weight

New research says there is no solid evidence to support claims the drinks help prevent obesity.

Science - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Why pain feels more... well, painful in cold weather

There may be biological reasons why pain feels more intense in the winter.

Doomsday in Dublin: The impending apocalypse and what we can do to stop it

The Dublin Science Gallery’s “Collapse” exhibition will ask us some important questions in late-2017.

Science - Monday 2 January, 2017

'Humans Need Not Apply': Is this a sign of the future? Robot Says Yes This post contains a poll

'Humans Need Not Apply': Is this a sign of the future?

The Science Gallery will be looking at a post-work world…

Your dog can remember what you did

They may be easily distracted, but a new study shows that their recall ability may be deeper than previously thought.

Science - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Star attractions: Here's what we'll be seeing in the skies in 2017

Saturn, Venus and shooting stars are set to feature across Irish skies in 2017.

Giving up cigarettes? Vaping might not be the solution

Make sure you’re aware of the possible risks before taking up e-cigarettes.

'What is this thing that we all really like and is called music?'

A new exhibition coming to Science Gallery Dublin in 2017 will invite visitors to use technology to create new music.

'Children should be screened for cholesterol to cut down on heart attacks'

A rare condition can increase chance of a heart attack by 100 times if not detected.

Science - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Driverless cars - another step towards Big Brother?

“Data is the new oil,” Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich said last month.

Over 350,000 people died from alcohol-related cancer in just one year

More than 25% of all alcohol-attributable cancer cases related to breast cancer, a new study found.

Science - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Dutch IVF clinic says 26 women may have been fertilised with the wrong sperm

The clinic said there’s a chance the egg cells may have been fertilised by sperm other than that of the intended father.

Science - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

The skills you need to stay ahead of the workplace robot

There are two things that you’ll need to know to make sure you’re more useful than robots – for at least another year.

Science - Monday 26 December, 2016

New research suggests e-cigarettes could be harmful to gums

More research is needed, however.

Science - Sunday 25 December, 2016

The secrets to long life from some of the oldest people in the world

What you put into your body has a big impact on longevity, it seems.

Here's why Christmas dinner gives you a food coma

What’s really going on inside your body, as your eyes slowly close?

Science - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Competitive males are a blessing and a curse

In the animal kingdom, anyway.

Record temperatures as the North Pole gets a heatwave for Christmas

As the North Pole is made up completely of sea ice, it may mean that Santa Claus will have to transfer his operations elsewhere.

Science - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Fake weather: Evelyn Cusack on long-range forecasters, and why you shouldn't trust them

Forecasts based on things like moon cycles and the behaviour of animals simply aren’t scientific, Cusack says.

It's official - Facebook makes you miserable, according to new research

People’s emotional life improves significantly when they quit the social network for a week, a study found.

Science - Sunday 18 December, 2016

The man who invented the Heimlich manoeuvre has died aged 96

The abdominal thrust rescue, invented in 1974, is thought to have saved tens of thousands of lives.

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