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Man has football-sized hernia removed from his scrotum after 12 years

He only sought help when he suffered discomfort having sex.

Science - Sunday 29 November, 2015

‘It isn’t like Face/Off’: The surgeon who performed this extreme face transplant explains how he did it

The surgery involved more than 100 people. The doctor’s team practiced for more than a year.

Science - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

This factory plans to clone animals on an industrial scale

It will develop animals such as pet and police dogs, racehorses, and cows.

Science - Sunday 22 November, 2015

‘I found that nothing worked, except cannabis’: Who are Ireland’s marijuana users?

Users tell about their experiences.

Science - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Fancy a ‘Frankenfish’? Introducing the first genetically modified animal you can eat…

The decision from the US FDA comes after almost two decades of efforts to win approval for the salmon.

Science - Thursday 12 November, 2015

From Business ETC Leonardo DiCaprio is putting his money into a startup ‘growing’ real diamonds Girl's Best Friend

Leonardo DiCaprio is putting his money into a startup ‘growing’ real diamonds

Diamond Foundry has lured a lot of big-name investors.

Schools getting zero direction on how to teach kids through technology

Over the past 20 years, teachers have struggled to successfully incorporate computers and tablets into the classroom in Ireland, writes Fergal McCarthy.

Science - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Even how your meat is cooked could cause cancer

But that doesn’t mean you should cut out meat.

Science - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

From Business ETC This Irish graduate has come up with one of the world’s best new inventions Going Swimmingly

This Irish graduate has come up with one of the world’s best new inventions

Cathal Redmond’s Express Dive is winning major accolades.

Here’s why you should really work on getting your blood pressure down

It has all kinds of good effects.

Science - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Science - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

The ‘world’s first transgender beer’ has been specially made with hops that change sex

The beer is also ‘non-binary’ because it treads the line between ale and lager.

Pigging out just once can be really bad for you

Junk food is bad for you in more ways that you’d thought.

Science - Saturday 31 October, 2015

There’s a plan to get the world’s biggest club drug approved for medical use by 2021

It could be used as a viable treatment for use in psychotherapy to treat PTSD.

Science - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up

The scientists involved had some fairly curt responses for the journalists involved.

WATCH: An enormous US military blimp broke loose and floated for 140 miles today

It dragged a mile-long tether behind it, and has left 20,000 homes without electricity.

Science - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

This startup wants everyone to use ‘smart’ drugs

Would you chew instead of drinking your coffee in the morning?

Science - Sunday 25 October, 2015

Think you can’t sing? You could be wrong

So sing it loud.

The first ‘female Viagra’ is here, but there are still reasons to be sceptical

Questions still hang over the drug, recently approved by the FDA in the United States.

This powder could stop people bleeding to death

It works like an antacid tablet.

Science - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Albert Einstein’s childhood nickname was ‘the dopey one’

Here’s his life’s story.

Science - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Science - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

It’s Back to the Future Day … so what did the movie get RIGHT about 2015? Great Scott This post contains videos

It’s Back to the Future Day … so what did the movie get RIGHT about 2015?

Keep and eye out for Marty and the Doc… Today’s the day they travelled to, in Back to the Future II.

Science - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Some people want to boycott the new Star Wars – because the lead actor is black

Some said the film represented “white genocide”.

Science - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Something bizarre is happening to Ebola survivors that doctors are struggling to explain

Saying that a patient is “cured” of the virus doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s been completely eradicated from the body.

MATHS WEEK: Try this Irish Water puzzle

Can you figure it out?

Science - Friday 16 October, 2015

MATHS WEEK: Try today’s puzzle and explore some new cities

Can you figure this one out?

Science - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Danish zoo criticised for dissecting a lion in front of a crowd of children

Zoo officials have defended it as educational.

Scientists think they may have found alien ‘megastructures’ in space

Have we finally uncovered evidence of an alien civilisation?

Predicting this winter’s weather is like ‘gazing into a crystal ball’ Winter Is Coming This post contains images

Science - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

MATHS WEEK: See how you do with Tuesday’s pirate puzzle

Can you figure this one out?

Science - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Which would you prefer as a pet – a walking fish, or a sneezing monkey?

More than 200 species have been discovered in the eastern Himalayas recently.

Science - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Toddler’s head reattached after internal decapitation Australia This post contains videos

Toddler’s head reattached after internal decapitation

Jackson Taylor’s recovery following a car accident has been described as “a miracle”.

Science - Sunday 4 October, 2015

From Business ETC From dorm room to global domination: The story of Facebook in pictures Social Network

From dorm room to global domination: The story of Facebook in pictures

It’s come a long way from Harvard.

Could so-called ‘virgin births’ happen in Ireland?

Last week it was reported that a number of virgin births had happened in the United Kingdom.

Science - Saturday 3 October, 2015

The 12 most compelling scientific reasons that suggest aliens are real

Let’s look at the evidence.

Coca-Cola now has to tell you that Vitamin Water isn’t as healthy as it claimed

It will now have “with sweeteners” in the name.

Science - Friday 2 October, 2015

Tall people more likely to get cancer, researchers say

If you’re tall, you shouldn’t worry too much though. “Bigger people have more cells,” one expert explained.

Science - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Miracle baby born with malformed brain has reached his first birthday

The condition does not have a clear cause and cannot be cured.

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