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The only wild jaguar in the United States has been caught on camera Big Cat This post contains videos

The only wild jaguar in the United States has been caught on camera

He’s called ‘El Jefe’, ‘The Boss’.

Science - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer

Most people will have HPV at some point in their lives. Certain types can lead to cervical cancer.

Science - Monday 1 February, 2016

A beautiful rare weather phenomenon brightened up this St. Brigid’s Day morning Rainbow Clouds This post contains videos

A beautiful rare weather phenomenon brightened up this St. Brigid’s Day morning

If you saw something strange in the sky you weren’t alone.

Science - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Here’s what the colour of your snot really means

Yes, it’s disgusting, but that gooey stuff coming from your nose is trying to tell you something.

Science - Saturday 30 January, 2016

A food poisoning expert on the six foods he never eats

Having spent over 20 years working on food poisoning lawsuits, lawyer Bill Marler simply doesn’t eat certain foods any more.

90,000 regular blood donors to be contacted over faulty equipment

A problem with equipment meant low haemoglobin levels were not detected in some donors.

Science - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

This rapper believes the earth is flat

Um….

Scientists have created monkeys who have autism

It could mean better research and a possible cure.

Science - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Bill Gates is betting on a test that could change cancer treatment

“We must diagnose cancer earlier.”

A new guideline on sugar could be bad news for Coca Cola and Pepsi

Americans drink a lot of the stuff and are being told to stop.

Waiting on a runway to take off could be a thing of the past

No more waiting. Hooray!

Science - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Your dog can tell if you’re sad

That ability has never been seen outside of humans.

Science - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

It looks like there could be a ninth planet in our solar system

And it takes as long as 20,000 years to orbit the sun.

Science - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

How a 15-year-old’s invention is saving lives on the streets of Dublin

Former street drinkers are being hired to manufacture a sleeping bag specially designed for homeless people.

Science - Monday 18 January, 2016

David Bowie now has his own star constellation

A fitting tribute.

Science - Friday 15 January, 2016

Today’s first ever spacewalk by a British astronaut was cut short

“I guess nothing can fully prepare for the feeling of being outside of a spacecraft in the vacuum of space.”

The weather is getting weirder. There’s a hurricane FIVE MONTHS before hurricane season

Hurricane Alex is the first Atlantic hurricane to form in January in 78 years.

Science - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Part of your diet you should consider if you’re thinking of having a baby: Potatoes

The risk of gestational diabetes increases with the consumption of more potatoes.

Science - Sunday 10 January, 2016

From Business ETC This car has just learnt how to park itself Parallel Universe

This car has just learnt how to park itself

The Tesla models can now self-park without a driver inside thanks to a computer update.

Feeling sick? That’s your body telling you to stay at home

If you’re sick, your body wants you to stay in bed, it would seem.

Want to be happy? Value your time more than money

Time is not money, it would seem.

These photos are our first glimpse of the incredible tall sand dunes of Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has been on the red planet since 2012 and has just sent back these incredible, never-before-seen, photos.

Science - Saturday 9 January, 2016

One in four children is sexually harassed by friends online

The best way to tackle it is by talking to children.

Science - Friday 8 January, 2016

These transition year students just won top prize at the Young Scientist competition

These transition year students just won top prize at the Young Scientist competition

It’s for their investigation into the “Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis Elegans”.

A group of Cork students have designed an app that tells if a drink has been spiked

Their app – which is at an advanced stage of design – could be used to test drinks at any pub, club or party.

A heavy waiter could make you order extra food

A new study suggests that diners take social cues from their servers.

Science - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Sugary drinks alone could cause millions of cases of type-2 diabetes

Researchers want a lot less sugar in the drinks.

Science - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Who’s better at lying – boys or girls? Telling Lies This post contains a poll

Who’s better at lying – boys or girls?

Two girls at this year’s Young Scientist Exhibition have an answer to a question that’s preoccupied teenagers for generations.

This 5th year student has invented a nappy that tells if babies are sick

Just one of the hundreds of impressive projects from Irish teenagers this year at the BT Young Scientist expo.

Science - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Boy who was mauled by chimps to have face rebuilt in US hospital

It’s hoped the 8-year-old will once again be able to open and close his mouth, and eat and talk properly.

Science - Monday 4 January, 2016

From Business ETC Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolution is straight from a superhero comic book Artificial Intelligence

Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolution is straight from a superhero comic book

The Facebook CEO wants to build an AI system like ‘Jarvis from Iron Man’.

Science - Sunday 3 January, 2016

From Business ETC 16 innovative Irish companies to keep an eye on this year Watch This Space

16 innovative Irish companies to keep an eye on this year

We take a look at some of the businesses likely to make an impression in 2016.

If you make impulsive decisions it could be your parents’ fault

It’s to do with a process called delay discounting.

Science - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Having access to the internet makes us doubt how smart we are

And you thought they just made you ignore people.

Science - Friday 1 January, 2016

15 pretty decent facts about household foods and spices

Why does coriander taste soapy to some people?

Science - Thursday 31 December, 2015

While Storm Frank flooded Ireland, it raised North Pole temperatures above freezing

It was 20 degrees Celsius above the mid-winter norm.

Science - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Here’s some of the US military’s most high-tech projects

This is some seriously futuristic stuff.

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