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Science - Today’s News

'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.

Science - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel?

These Young Scientists think so.

Effect of new medicine in animal studies was "misrepresented" to get funding for human trials

A new report in the British Medical Journal has pointed to a “systemic failure” in the use of animal studies.

Science - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Japanese astronaut apologises after saying he'd grown 9cm while in space

His Russian captain suspected that 9cm was “too much elongation”. He was right.

‘It’s like the Wild West’: An FBI-hunted hacker says future cyber attacks could target your toaster

Kevin Mitnick, who was once the FBI’s most wanted cyber fugitive, is performing a ‘live hack’ in Dublin tomorrow.

Science - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Study shows humans can spot a sick person on a photo just two hours after they were infected with a germ

Such an ability to detect infection early, and from the subtlest of facial clues, has never been demonstrated before.

Science - Saturday 6 January, 2018

More common than you think: The potentially fatal consequences of swallowing a toothpick

A compilation of doctors’ reports on such instances make up a cautionary tale in the latest BMJ Case Reports.

73-year-old man with kidney disease almost died after taking milk of magnesia for constipation

The man’s kidney disease stopped his body excreting the excess magnesium.

Man developed chronic hepatitis after drinking 4-5 energy drinks a day for 3 weeks

The 50-year-old said he had begun to use energy drinks due to his “labour-intensive workday”.

Science - Friday 5 January, 2018

An addiction to video games is to be classified as a disease

The disorder will recognise an abnormal fixation on gaming.

Science - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland HSE

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland

One in eight people who smoked this time last year have since quit.

Science - Monday 1 January, 2018

This Young Scientist project could help spot concussion injuries during sport

It attaches to the back of a helmet and transmits data to a team medic.

Scientists are warning of an increase in powerful earthquakes this year

It’s all down to tiny variations in the speed of the planet’s rotation, according to a new study.

Science - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Smoking bans make married people happier than anyone else

Married women with children reported the largest increase in well-being.

Science - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'I don't hear anything or see anything in my head': Aphantasia... A life without mental images

Researchers believe that 2% of the world’s population could unknowingly suffer from it.

Plastic rubbish is killing hundreds of turtles every year

The rise in plastic refuse in the ocean and on beaches is killing turtles of all species.

Science - Friday 29 December, 2017

9 stunning destinations from National Geographic's best winter trips Travel This post contains images

9 stunning destinations from National Geographic's best winter trips

There’s both warm and cold weather to choose from.

Science - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Irish people are more fertile than almost all of our European peers

Birth rates are down, but Ireland still has more babies than most.

Science - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

People are more interested in sex around Christmas (according to their web searches)

The analysis shows that people are in a better mood around the holidays.

Science - Monday 25 December, 2017

Inside Met Éireann: How forecasters decode Ireland's weather

Gerard Fleming took us on a quick tour.

Science - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'A UFO?' - SpaceX rocket launch puzzles Californians as it streams into space

The launch in the setting sun created a billowing streak that was widely seen throughout the area.

Science - Friday 22 December, 2017

How do different types of alcoholic drinks affect emotions?

Yes, someone’s finally done a scientific study.

Vampire bat rabies kills hundreds of cows a year as it spreads across Peru

It’s thought that raising awareness of the disease could reduce the cost associated with vampire bat rabies.

Science - Saturday 16 December, 2017

An ancient New Zealand penguin roughly the same size as Brian O'Driscoll has just been discovered

At 5’10″ and 223 pounds, this penguin may have been a force to be reckoned with on the rugby pitch.

Science - Thursday 14 December, 2017

There may be a link between hearing loss and dementia - Trinity study

The study’s lead researcher has called for more research to examine whether the treatment of hearing loss can decrease the chances of developing dementia.

Science - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Made of 'tuff' stuff: Why this new island that rose from the ashes in Tonga is here to stay Life On Mars This post contains videos

Made of 'tuff' stuff: Why this new island that rose from the ashes in Tonga is here to stay

Nasa scientists say that examining the way the island sprung up could shed light on if there’s any life on Mars.

Science - Monday 11 December, 2017

A huge breakthrough has been made that could stop the devastating Huntington’s disease

The research was made at University College London.

Trump signs order to send astronauts to the moon, to Mars and 'perhaps many worlds beyond'

Budget issues have curtailed similar efforts by other Republican presidents.

Woman presents to Dublin hospital after slicing through her hand cutting an avocado Avocado Hand This post contains videos

Woman presents to Dublin hospital after slicing through her hand cutting an avocado

The phenomenon of ‘avocado hand’ has reached Ireland.

Science - Sunday 10 December, 2017

This is why you can't always stop something you've already started doing

Ever wondered why you can’t help but drive through a yellow light?

Science - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Scientists develop 3D printed 'living tattoo' that responds to its surroundings

The team has demonstrated its breakthrough by printing a living tattoo onto the skin of people.

Science - Friday 8 December, 2017

Russia has built a huge natural gas plant in the middle of the Arctic

The €23 billion plant will face problem sin how to transport the gas.

Science - Thursday 7 December, 2017

New heart failure trial 'would reduce trolleys in emergency departments by a third'

As far as its researchers know, Ireland is the only country in the world to offer the STOP-Heart Failure trial as a healthcare service.

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