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#Research

# research - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates

The majority of people in the analysed dating networks contact other people who are 25% more desirable than themselves.

# research - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Irish climate scientists are warning that the drought in Dublin is far from over

Researchers are warning that recent rains do not even begin to undo months of deficit.

# research - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Sleeping more than eight hours a night increases your mortality risk, study finds

A sleep duration of 10 hours is linked with 30% increased risk of dying compared to sleeping for seven hours.

70% of female students in Ireland experience sexual hostility or gender harassment

54% of first-year women students reported experiencing sexual hostility or crude gender harassment since starting college.

# research - Monday 6 August, 2018

Irish and US researchers teaming up to help save bees

More than half of Ireland’s bee species have experienced substantial declines since the 1980s.

# research - Friday 3 August, 2018

Irish researchers have developed a 'game-changer' for tired sportspeople

The supplement was developed to aid warfighters.

# research - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Not drinking alcohol in middle age has been linked to an increased risk of dementia

People who don’t drink in midlife have been found to have a 45% higher risk of dementia.

# research - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Why men say they've had more lifetime sexual partners than women

Men in a new survey reported an average of 14 partners over their lifetime while women reported seven.

# research - Sunday 22 July, 2018

The older you get, the worse at making decisions you may become

Younger children are more likely to take both numerical and social information into account, new research has found.

# research - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Parents with severe trauma in childhood more likely to have children with behavioural problems

The types of childhood hardships include divorce or separation of parents, death of a parent, and emotional, physical or sexual abuse.

People trust science experts more than the government - even when they say outlandish things

Researchers from London conducted three large-scale experiments in the US and the UK for the study.

# research - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Men's testosterone levels largely determined by their childhood environment, study finds

The study challenges the theory that testosterone levels are controlled by genetics or race.

# research - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Cambridge scientists went to the bother of finding out more about the sound of a dripping tap

They have also identified a simple solution to stop it.

# research - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Parasites can even manipulate uninfected animals into doing what they want

The urge to remain in a group has been shown to make fish engage in risky behaviour, increasing their chances of being eaten.

# research - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Scientists in Waterford find nutritional supplement combo that slows down Alzheimer's disease

The researchers say that their 18-month study has yielded a “statistically significant” finding and is a “breakthrough”.

# research - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart, new study finds

The study examined ethnically varied populations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

# research - Saturday 16 June, 2018

What makes someone go from being hungry to hangry? Scientists may have found out

The combination of hunger and anger may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, personality and environmental cues.

Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health

Fewer than six and more than 10 hours of sleep per day are associated with conditions such as increased blood pressure.

# research - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

'Ireland is not a tax haven': Department of Finance dismisses 'tax haven' research findings

A study has claimed that Ireland channels the profits of more multinational companies than all the Caribbean islands combined.

# research - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Families who remain homeless for over 12 months far more likely to secure social housing

Dublin has about 77% of all homeless families in Ireland.

# research - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'

As many as 40% of Europeans do not get enough of the vitamin, which is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids

The study found that the percentage of deaths attributed to opioids in the US increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016.

This is how much exercise is needed to help improve thinking skills

Scientists found that people who exercised an average of at least 52 hours over about six months for around an hour each session may improve their thinking skills.

Blackcurrant waste from Ribena production could create 'natural' hair dye

Some of the ingredients found in commonly used synthetic hair dyes can trigger allergic reactions.

# research - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

# research - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Can chimpanzee vocalisations reveal the origins of human language? This study found out

It has long been difficult to determine how and why human language began.

# research - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

# research - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant, study finds

Women who consumed fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to become pregnant than those who didn’t.

# research - Friday 4 May, 2018

'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative'

A new report details concerns Irish mothers had after being diagnosed with HIV.

# research - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds

“This is the first time we’ve shown shape and age are related for all kinds of galaxies.”

# research - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Saving a penalty: This is how science helps predict the match score

Researchers propose a new model to explain how a goalkeeper dives to the right corner at the right time in penalty kick situations.

# research - Saturday 21 April, 2018

A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 56%

Researchers also found that those with a traumatic brain injury were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease an average of two years earlier than those without.

# research - Sunday 15 April, 2018

This is why expressive brows might have mattered during human evolution

Mobile eyebrows gave us the communication skills to establish large, social networks.

Living near a green space may not have any impact on obesity

New research found obesity levels in the greenest areas were actually higher than those with a medium amount of green space.

# research - Thursday 12 April, 2018

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...

New research suggests that a person’s internal clock may be at odds with their external environment – and that they should be allowed start work later.

# research - Sunday 8 April, 2018

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

# research - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Men perceive themselves as smarter, even compared to women whose grades are just as good

A new study has found that women are far more likely to underestimate their own intelligence than men.

# research - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that there were hundreds of villages in the rainforest away from major rivers.

# research - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Judge warns David Drumm jury not to carry out research on social media

Judge Karen O’Connor said the jury must come to their own conclusion based on the evidence they hear in court.

# research - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Banana plant extract could be key to creamier, longer lasting ice cream

Researchers have found that adding tiny cellulose fibres extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting.

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