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Science - Sunday 24 May, 2015

How do you get smokers to quit? Pay them

“With such unprecedented rates of success, the trick now is to figure out how to get more people to sign up — to feel like they have skin in the game.”

Are flies afraid when you try to squash them?

Maybe, and it might be really important.

Science - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

From Business ETC Audi’s new carbon fibre bike weighs about the same as a box of Rice Krispies Wheely Light

Science - Monday 18 May, 2015

#Girlswithtoys is trending to show that science is not just for boys

Bunsen burner selfie anyone?

Science - Saturday 16 May, 2015

From Business ETC This event wants to bring Irish research to you while you’re having a pint Keeping An Ion It

This event wants to bring Irish research to you while you’re having a pint

Pint of Science is in its second year where ti tries to bridge the gap between the general public and Irish researchers.

Science - Friday 15 May, 2015

Most of us don’t realise severe obesity is as dangerous as smoking

The new study also said that 20% of people who describe themselves as healthy are in fact overweight.

Science - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Science - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

How does an earthquake happen and why do they kill people?

The answer is they don’t.

Science - Sunday 10 May, 2015

What makes people happy now is different to 80 years ago, but not THAT different

We all just want to be secure, really.

This lake completely disappears once a year

It just drains away through a hole in the ground.

Science - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Scientists have found a way to make you have an out-of-body experience

And they can teleport you. Which is cool.

Science - Friday 8 May, 2015

Having a few pints tonight? You might want to bear this in mind…

New research from the UK says your drinking speed can be affected by the type of glass your drink out of.

Science - Thursday 7 May, 2015

People who play sport at school are FAR more likely to go to college…

Especially in their final years. It seems future success and drive can be directly related to an active and competitive school lifestyle.

Science - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

This is the first-ever image of thunder

It was taken using acoustic imaging.

Science - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

This blue light is the farthest-away galaxy ever seen

It’s among the universe’s first generation of galaxies.

Watch: Cool as you like, koala strolls into Australian ER Hanging Around This post contains videos

Watch: Cool as you like, koala strolls into Australian ER

‘Blinky Bill’ wasn’t really feeling the vibes in the hospital though.

Science - Monday 4 May, 2015

Sniffer dogs and heat-seeking drones used in the fight to protect… avocados

A tiny beetle is causing big problems.

This ‘life-saving’ cancer drug is now available in Ireland

Regorafenib is used to treat a form of stomach cancer.

Science - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Sorry, beard aficionados — a study has found beards are as ‘dirty as toilets’

Those beards contain all different types of bacteria, you know

Are too many vitamins actually bad for you?

There are a variety of views out there on multivitamin supplements.

The workplace smoking ban didn’t stop people smoking and the Celtic Tiger is to blame

Research by the ESRI found there was actually a larger decrease in smoking among non-workers.

Science - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Open Thread: What makes a place feel like home?

Is it security? People? Privacy?

Science - Friday 1 May, 2015

Tesla wants your home to be battery powered

It could allow homes to be self-sufficient in terms of power.

Toys for robots, a wine pouring machine and bellybutton swabs. The homes of the future…

TCD’s Science Gallery’s latest exhibition is well worth a visit.

Science - Thursday 30 April, 2015

In the battle to live longer, men are catching up with women

In 15 years, some parts of the UK there could be no difference.

Science - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

VIDEO: This Corkman was paralysed from the chest down… but is going to walk a marathon

Nathan Kirwan is raising funds to keep the device in Ireland.

An out-of-control cargo spacecraft is plunging back to Earth

Video has emerged of it spinning out of control.

Science - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

From Business ETC This tiny robot can drag objects thousands of times its own weight Beast Of Burden

This tiny robot can drag objects thousands of times its own weight

Tiny, tiny robots. Tiny!

The sound of tin foil, rattling keys and metal spoons could give your cat a seizure

It’s a real condition and it’s called the Tom and Jerry syndrome.

Science - Monday 27 April, 2015

The US is reducing the amount of flouride in its water

It’s because of splotchy teeth.

People don’t have to be afraid of dementia – they just need to know the facts

Actor and director Ronan Smith writes about his greatest life challenge to date – the progressive neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s Disease.

Babies are learning how to use phones before they can walk and talk

One in seven toddlers are actually using devices for at least an hour a day.

Take a lot of vitamins? You might want to stop…

A new study from the United States has led to the Food Safety Authority issuing a warning.

Stephen Hawking: Zayn Malik could still be in a parallel One Direction

“Finally, a question about something important…”

Science - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Just how bad were the Empire soldiers in Star Wars?

US military experts weighed in this week.

Science - Saturday 25 April, 2015

From Business ETC People can now buy the Apple Watch online – unless they’re in Ireland Hands Off

People can now buy the Apple Watch online – unless they’re in Ireland

Unless you have a good friend in the UK, Japan or Germany?

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