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Dublin: 9 °C Saturday 18 April, 2015

Science - Today’s News

From Business ETC We might need to start seriously thinking about pilotless planes Automated

We might need to start seriously thinking about pilotless planes

It might not be too far off either.

We’ve just had the hottest March since records began

The period of January to March was also the warmest on record.

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Science - Yesterday’s News

Alaskan bear family to be killed because they love the big city too much

They just can’t stay away from those rubbish bins.

Urban Greening: The simple step we can take to beautifully transform our lives

If you live in a city and spend your time working indoors then you need to get more plants into your life.

‘Hackers could use in-flight TVs to access cockpits’

A US government report warns against robotic control of planes.

Science - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Video: SpaceX rocket floats down from the sky but is still blown to smithereens Drone Ship This post contains videos

Science - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Japan is going to have one more go at proving its whale kills are scientific

The highest court of the UN ruled in March of last year that the research was a fig leaf for commercial hunting.

From Business ETC An Irish company’s product will become the closest man-made object to the Sun Reaching For The Stars

This is the breakfast you should be eating if you want to ‘live forever’

…according to Google’s leading futurist.

Science - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

This robot just filmed what it’s like inside a melted nuclear reactor Deeper Underground This post contains videos

This robot just filmed what it’s like inside a melted nuclear reactor

The Fukushima plant suffered a triple meltdown in 2011.

Science - Monday 13 April, 2015

Fish and chips could be a thing of the past*

*Well, haddock, plaice and sole could be less common.

It has been 45 years since Apollo 13 had a problem

The mission wasn’t exactly plain sailing.

A robot rocket is about to chase the ISS across Irish skies at 17,500 mp/h

The Space X rocket will resupply the space station, but it needs to catch it first.

If Australian parents don’t vaccinate their kids, they could miss out on €10k in benefits No Jab No Pay This post contains a poll

If Australian parents don’t vaccinate their kids, they could miss out on €10k in benefits

Under current Australian laws, parents who have “conscientious objections” about jabs can still claim payments.

Science - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Ever thought about what happens to your used hotel soap?

A question you probably never wanted an answer to…

Science - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Dutch people used to be tiny… so why are they suddenly giants?

The average male height in the Netherlands has gained 20cm in the last 150 years.

Depressed feelings and spending time on Facebook “go hand in hand”

Don’t compare yourself to your peers.

Study finds dogs can sniff out cancer 98% of the time

More than 40,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year in the UK.

Science - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ireland could be covered* in sand overnight

*A light dusting, at least.

Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future

With CERN membership, Ireland’s brightest minds would be able to work on some of the most advanced projects in the world.

Obese people less likely to develop dementia

New research shows people with a higher BMI are less likely to develop the condition.

Is this cat going up or down the stairs? ANOTHER DRESS This post contains a poll

Is this cat going up or down the stairs?

It’s The Dress all over again.

Science - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Short people are more likely to have heart disease

Good news if you’re really tall.

Science - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Breast milk probably shouldn’t be bought and sold online

Unsurprising advice, really.

Science - Monday 6 April, 2015

From Business ETC Ireland is falling behind in the solar power race – can we catch up? Catch Some Rays

Ireland is falling behind in the solar power race – can we catch up?

Is it time to embrace the technology?

Science - Sunday 5 April, 2015

After two years, the Large Hadron Collider is back in action

Scientists spent around $150 million on an upgrade on the collider.

What is it like to live with bipolar disorder?

Stigma and misinformation surrounding bipolar disorder is lessening, but many people still don’t understand the realities of the condition.

This is what the Earth would look like if all the ice melted

Remember, many of the effects of climate change can’t be undone.

Doctors found this half-pound “egg” inside a man

It wasn’t an Easter one, either.

How do early relationships shape our brains?

As infants, we develop best in an environment of love and fun.

Look after your eggs – how to improve your natural fertility

Several factors can make trying for a baby especially challenging for women over 35, but there are ways to improve your chances of conceiving.

Science - Saturday 4 April, 2015

These male monkeys like hanging out with the lads

Scientists have observed the behaviour in the rhesus macaque species.

Some of your ancestors were fat and some of your ancestors were thin

New research has shown our ancestors began to diversify earlier than we think.

Science - Friday 3 April, 2015

British couples are having less sex – probably because they’re on the internet instead

People are more likely to be poking their friends on Facebook rather than their partners.

Scientists are developing personalised cancer ‘vaccines’

New research shows our bodies can be trained to fight certain kinds of tumours.

Science - Thursday 2 April, 2015

An Irish-made perfume smells better the more you sweat

It releases more aroma when in contact with moisture.

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