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Science - Today’s News

Opinion: Could comets have delivered the precursors of life?

The Rosetta spacecraft is searching for clues about the beginning of our solar system.

Regular marijuana use is “bad for teens’ brains”

That is the opinion of the American Psychological Association.

Science - Yesterday’s News

Queen’s University team develops breakthrough anti-superbug gel

The gel can break down the protective biofilm surrounding resistant superbugs without damaging healthy cells.

Science - Sunday 17 August, 2014

These jobs are most likely to be replaced by robots

Bad news for proof readers, projectionists and butchers.

Irish scientists aim to use seaweed to sustainably create bioplastics

Right now, the production of these materials requires food stuffs like corn, wheat, sugar beets, and sugar cane.

Science - Saturday 16 August, 2014

A professor created a single tree that can produce 40 types of fruit

There are currently 14 of the trees planted across the US.

Science - Friday 15 August, 2014

Scientists have discovered new plant language

“The next question is, ‘What exactly are they telling each other?’”

Science - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Europe’s most active volcano is back with a bang

Mount Etna began eruption again on the island of Sicily last Monday.

Some people might need more salt in their diets, not less

New research suggests that a moderate intake is best to reduce blood pressure.

Science - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

A NASA telescope has captured this picture of a black hole*

*Or at least what they think it might look like.

Irish scientist to help combat aggressive ‘triple negative’ breast cancer UCD

Irish scientist to help combat aggressive ‘triple negative’ breast cancer

UCD’s Dr Madeline Murphy has been awarded €25,000 from the Breast Cancer Campaign.

Science - Monday 11 August, 2014

New MS drug now available in Republic

The drug has been made available through one HSE scheme.

Science - Sunday 10 August, 2014

You think the supermoon looks cool out your window? Check it out from ISS

Oleg Artemyev did some moongazing from the space station.

These freaky self-assembled robots build themselves from flat pack

It’s all over people, we don’t have a prayer.

Science - Saturday 9 August, 2014

A revolutionary era ship from the 1770s was found buried underneath the World Trade Center

Archaeologists say it was built from same wood used to build Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.

Here’s how to keep up to date with all things space-related

It might all be happening up there, but there’s loads to read down here.

The mystery of the 6,500-year-old skeleton found in a museum basement

The skeleton, nicknamed Noah, is believed to be of a muscular man who was at least 5’8″ tall.

Science - Friday 8 August, 2014

From Business ETC Cork students’ discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty Can't Mistake The Biology

Cork students’ discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty

The three students from Kinsale Community College in Cork have reached the finals of the Google Science Fair with their research into using bacteria to help improve yields of food crops.

Science - Thursday 7 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here’s what you need to know about the concerns over Facebook’s Messenger app Terms And Conditions Apply

Here’s what you need to know about the concerns over Facebook’s Messenger app

People are not happy about the ‘insidious’ terms and conditions. But should you be worried?

Neanderthal man cooked and ate pigeon

Our ancestors used to be big fans of the flying delicacies.

Hepatitis C could become rare disease in twenty two years

New research says screening and new drugs could almost eliminate the condition.

Scientists are figuring out a way to make our brains work better

The results could be good news for those suffering from nervous system disorders.

Science - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Column: What is your earliest memory?

Most of us have our earliest memory from an event around the age of three – but our memory milestones move about during childhood.

‘Automation is Voldemort’: tech experts polled on the future impact of robots and AI

“What are people for in a world that does not need their labour, and where only a minority are needed to guide the ‘bot-based economy?’”

Rosetta spacecraft reaches comet it’s been chasing for ten years

For today, Rosetta will travel alongside the comet but will later start its orbits.

“Every minute counts.” – Study shows why treating strokes immediately is vital

Outcomes are positive in 76% more cases if strokes are treated within three hours.

Video: How nuclear weapons are made

Today is the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima.

Science - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Here’s everything we know about the ‘secret serum’ used to treat an American with Ebola

An experimental drug called ZMapp reportedly improved the patient’s condition.

Science - Monday 4 August, 2014

‘World Cup final’ event as 6 billion km comet-chaser nears its target

“Rosetta, meet Churyumov-Gerasimenko”.

Why you feel like you’re falling in your sleep

Don’t be scared by the hypnic jerk.

Science - Sunday 3 August, 2014

The closer you live to Denmark, the happier you are… It’s science, apparently

The greater a nation’s genetic distance from Denmark, the less happy its citizens are – according to new research.

Are those pesky seagulls edging out the ducks in Stephen’s Green? No, say the experts…

People have noticed a drop in the number of ducks in the park recently — but apparently it’s nothing to do with seagulls “losing the run of themselves” again…

Science - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Irish Air Corps capture amazing video of rare fin whale leaping out of the sea

Fin whales are the second largest animals on the planet.

Science - Friday 1 August, 2014

From Business ETC NASA aims to produce oxygen on Mars with 2020 rover experiment Life On Mars

NASA aims to produce oxygen on Mars with 2020 rover experiment

As part of experiments carried out by NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, researchers will look at whether Martian air could be converted for astronauts to breathe.

Science - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Childhood asthma rates linked to black smoke in Galway

A study has suggested that a drop in black smoke levels in the mid-nineties improved overall air quality and helped reduce hospital admissions for asthma.

Science - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From Business ETC You can now find a plug-in point for your electric car “every 60km” Sorted For E-cars

You can now find a plug-in point for your electric car “every 60km”

What do you mean you don’t have an electric car? Get with the programme.

Eating more than five-a-day may be a complete and utter waste of time

That’s according to a major new study… So put the banana down.

From The Daily Edge Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland No Hands

Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland

The RSA says Ireland is keeping an eye on international progress.

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