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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Science - Yesterday’s News

From The Daily Edge Fist bumps are the least infectious way to say hello It's Science

Fist bumps are the least infectious way to say hello

Forget hand shakes and high fives.

Irish scientist to find out whether calcium deposits cause breast tumours

RCSI’s Dr Maria Morgan has been given €126,000 to conduct research over the next three years.

Terrifying swarm of flies in US so massive it shows up on radar Nope This post contains images

Science - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility?

And why are scientists afraid to talk about it?

The world’s citrus is being destroyed – here’s what scientists are doing about it

Citrus fruits in Florida are facing a bombardment from a pest called a “Asian citrus psyllid”.

Science - Friday 25 July, 2014

You can now get an underwater train from Europe to Asia

The tunnel in Istanbul was first suggested by an Ottoman sultan in 1860.

Are you on shift work? It could increase your risk of diabetes

Men are most at risk, a new study suggests.

Science - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Turns out Earth survived near-miss from a solar storm back in 2012

Modern civilization could have been “knocked back to the 18th century.”

It seems most Irish couples DON’T bicker over household chores

A new study shows that Irish couples are less likely to engage in disputes than their European counterparts.

Irish scientists in Trinity have made another ‘world-first’ breakthrough

This time it relates to measuring nanoscopic changes in an object’s elasticity.


Suffer from lower back pain? Paracetamol might not be effective in relieving symptoms

A study has found the drug to be no more effective than a placebo in treating the condition.

Science - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Try these 9 tricks for waking up early

Anyone who is not naturally an early riser , but still needs to get things done in the morning should read this.

Opinion: Ireland should be at forefront of modern science – Ireland should join CERN

International project collaboration, such as the pan-EU radio telescope LOFAR, would benefit Irish businesses and tourism, as well as our IT and science graduates.

Infographic: Here’s how a Sainsbury’s store will run on rubbish

Supermarket branch will use food waste to make methane gas and generate enough electricity to power the store.

Science - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

More research needed into possible link between infertility and mobile phones

An Irish support group has asked couples not to panic about a recent study.

Irish researcher wins major acclaim for ‘lifesaving’ medical app

It’s designed to help doctors on the ground in remote parts of Africa.

Science - Monday 21 July, 2014

45 years ago, man walked on the moon – here’s how it was reported

It was one small step for man, one giant leap for media coverage.

Science - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Met Éireann part of international study using birch trees to monitor climate change

The results could be used to better plan forestry in future.

From The Daily Edge 7 deeply unsettling facts about your body that you didn’t know Weird Science

7 deeply unsettling facts about your body that you didn’t know

Your body is a temple, son. Not a toy.

Science - Friday 18 July, 2014

Why people work hard, even when they already have everything they need

These scientists carried out a study to understand why people sacrifice leisure to work and earn more than they need.

Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants

It’s not as funny as it sounds.

Suspects who stole baby dinosaur from a museum hand themselves in

Doyouthinktheysaurus? Yes. Yes they did.

Dislike: The more time you spend on Facebook, the worse you will feel

A new study shows that going on Facebook can only have a negative impact on your mood, regardless of what you look at.


Death rates for HIV-positive adults have halved

However, the risk of death from non-AIDS cancers remained stable.

Science - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Political favouritism can now be seen from space

A new study by an Australian university has used night time light to establish that economic activity gravitates towards the birth places of political leaders.

From The Daily Edge Great white shark dies after choking on a sea lion Shark Bait

Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of ‘strange-looking potato’ formation

The Rosetta probe is due to land on the comet in November – and its latest pictures suggest it is made of two distinct parts.

In search of dolphins aboard Charlie Haughey’s old yacht

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group are making the most of the fine weather today, as they set off on their mission to survey the dolphin population in the North West

From Business ETC This robot is designed to become part of your family’s day-to-day life Jibo

Science - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

The internet is changing what we find attractive

Apparently the internet and the media push portrayals of certain types of attractiveness. Who knew?

Science - Monday 14 July, 2014

Here’s why you shouldn’t be worried about shark attacks

We thankfully don’t have any nasty sharks in Irish waters, but even if we did, we wouldn’t need to get worked up about it.

A glass or two of alcohol a day is good for you? Think again, say scientists

Researchers say the long-held belief in the health benefits of light drinking may have been flawed.

Science - Sunday 13 July, 2014

What can people remember about being in a coma?

People report strange memories, dreams, or even visions after being in a coma. But that’s not always the case.

Irish engineers are working to improve space rocket lift off

UCD has previously worked on a light flexible robot arm concept for an ESA Mars rover mission.

Science - Friday 11 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Smelling flatulence could help you live longer, scientists claim Weird Science

The most spectacular piece of rubbish you’re likely to see

Space junk from a Russian rocket lit up the Australian sky.

Baby ‘cured’ of HIV has relapsed

The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse the infection.

An extra dose of polio vaccine helps boost immunity in under 5s

Researchers in India and the UK recommended a dose of IPV be added to vaccination programmes in polio-endemic countries.

Science - Thursday 10 July, 2014

A man and his dog have been diagnosed with plague in the US

The man is still alive but the dog died after contracting pneumonic plague.

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