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Science - Yesterday’s News

Al Gore: 'Trump’s antics distract the US from the big challenges we face - like the climate crisis'

The former US Vice President speaks to TheJournal.ie about his new documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel.

It's so hot in LA that they're coating the footpaths using a new 'cooling' paint

The Californian city becomes the first major one in the US to test out the new technology.

Science - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Al Gore warns Irish government to "move more quickly" on climate change Exclusive

The former US Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient has just released his latest documentary on climate change.

Science - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Ireland's restricted dog-breed list looks like it's here to stay

The government says it has no plans to change the laws.

Science - Saturday 12 August, 2017

A newly-found dinosaur makes the T-rex look tiny

Researchers who examined and dated them said the long-necked creature was the biggest of a group of large dinosaurs called titanosaurs.

Science - Friday 11 August, 2017

The Holocaust survivor who became the world's oldest man has died aged 113

Yisrael Kristal survived Auschwitz and lived out his life in Israel.

Science - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Most schools with low uptake rate of HPV vaccine are disadvantaged - study

The study examined 577 schools across the country and analysed figures from the 2013/2014 academic year.

The colour of your Instagram photos can give a clue about your mood

“This algorithm can sometimes detect depression before a clinical diagnosis is made.”

Science - Monday 7 August, 2017

Science - Sunday 6 August, 2017

This Irish space balloon mission captured stunning photos of the earth this week

The International Space University is hosting its 30th Space Studies Program at CIT this summer.

Science - Friday 4 August, 2017

Study indicates diabetes drug could help slow progression of Parkinson's

Parkinson’s is the second largest neurological condition in Ireland.

Science - Thursday 3 August, 2017

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Poll: Do you agree with gene editing?

The controversial process could help eradicate certain diseases.

Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time

Just over 72% of the embryos ended up being free of a heart disease-causing mutation.

The number of blind people in the world is set to triple by 2050

That is according to a new study, which said more than 115 million people will be blind by the middle of this century.

Should Charlie Gard's name have been made public?

In life or death cases involving children, should they be kept anonymous?

Science - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

This stunning moment won the top prize for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

It captured the erupting Volcán de Colima in Mexico.

The Mediterranean diet only has heart benefits for the well-off, says study

The researchers have concluded that the quality of the food may be as important as the frequency in which it’s eaten.

Science - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Sleep or sex? The battle between the two could be wired into our brains

Research on the common fruit fly suggests they also have the same battle.

Science - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course

Taking the full course doesn’t combat antibiotic resistance, according to a paper in the BMJ.

Offaly was once the centre of the world for stargazing - today it takes a giant leap back there

Ireland is to be part of a huge Europe-wide telescope.

Science - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Warning of 'huge public health problem' as men's sperm counts have halved in last 40 years

Sperm counts among men in western countries dropped by over 50% between 1973 and 2011.

Science - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Study finds 99% of former NFL players have brain disease caused by blows to the head

Head injury risks in the US sport have become a major concern as former players speak out about long-term health effects.

Japanese woman dies of tick disease after being bitten by a stray cat

“It’s still not confirmed the virus came from the cat, but it’s possible that it’s the (world’s) first case,” a health ministry official said.

Daniel Craig 'to return as James Bond'

This will be his fifth Bond film.

Science - Thursday 20 July, 2017

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs

The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.

Science - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

New proof that modern humans first left Africa at least 65,000 years ago

Evidence from Australia shows Aboriginal people have been there longer than previously believed. .

Watch: 'I'm still the same kid - just instead of having no hands, I have two'

Zion Harvey is the first person to undergo a double hand transplant.

Science - Monday 17 July, 2017

'We're really surprised she didn't notice them': Woman has 27 contact lenses removed from eye

The woman had come in to Solihull Hospital for routine cataract surgery.

Science - Sunday 16 July, 2017

The wine industry in Europe could be in trouble due to global warming, researchers warn

Work made impossible by the heat, and losses in productivity could see the wine industry facing challenging times, they said.

Science - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Rising temperatures will make it harder for planes to take off in coming decades

Some fully loaded planes may have to remove fuel, cargo or passengers, a study has warned.

How far are we from seeing driverless cars on Irish roads?

Technology is way outpacing lawmakers who need to prepare for major changes.

Science - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Afghan girls to attend US robotics event after Donald Trump allows visa u-turn

The six girls from Herat, Afghanistan, were reportedly blocked from attending the robotics competition.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has just been snapped from above and the images are stunning

The ‘spot’ is actually a storm that rages on the planet.

Science - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

A trillion-tonne iceberg has snapped off west Antarctica

A team of researchers said it had no immediate impact on the sea level.

Science - Monday 10 July, 2017

Holocaust survivors more at risk of developing cancer

Researchers studied over 150,000 people for more than 45 years.

Science - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Locals angered by 'lack of consultation' by government over mass harvesting of seaweed

Tralee-based company BioAtlantis wants to harvest Bantry’s kelp for bioengineering purposes. It says it has complied with all State demands concerning the application for a licence.

After a few glitches, Facebook is confident its drones will provide internet to 4 billion people

Around 4 billion people across the world don’t have internet access.

Volunteers wanted to help spot crabs on Irish coasts

What you spot will be recorded as part of an EU-wide programme Sea Change.

Science - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Scientists baffled by appearance of pink sea creatures off Alaska

The tropical, filter-feeding spineless creatures are usually found along the equator.

Science - Friday 7 July, 2017

Great Ormond Street Hospital applies for new hearing into baby Charlie Gard's case

Ten-month-old baby Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage from which he will not recover.

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