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Science - Today’s News

Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is 'just plain wrong'

An editorial in the British Medical Journal finds no link between saturated fat and issues like coronary heart disease.

Science - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Landmark recommendation at the Citizens’ Assembly, more on the maternity hospital and a bomb at a Belfast school gate.

Science - Saturday 22 April, 2017

A huge number of people hear voices in their head, but it doesn't have to be a bad thing

Associate professor of psychology Simon McCarthy-Jones estimates that as much as 2.5% of the world’s population will have extended voice-hearing experiences.

Science - Friday 21 April, 2017

One 'diet drink' a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes - seven-year study

Authors of the study are advising that more research be conducted into the effects of sugary and artificially sweetened drinks.

Science - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Live A Better Life: Day 4 - move your phone away from your bed tonight

Move it as far from your reach as possible.

Science - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

A massive asteroid is going to come 'very close' to Earth today

Smaller asteroids whizz by Earth several times a week.

Science - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

The world's first known giant shipworm wriggles into view in major scientific find

The shipworm comes from a “pretty stinky place” and doesn’t eat, despite reaching 5ft in length.

Science - Monday 17 April, 2017

New wireless cameras to revolutionise care of premature babies

The skin sensors currently used to monitor vital signs in babies born prematurely generate false alarms in up to 90% of cases.

Science - Sunday 16 April, 2017

People's racial bias begins as babies

Researchers say these findings are also important because they offer a new perspective on the cause of race-based bias.

Science - Monday 10 April, 2017

Here's the official advice on how to quit smoking (and it doesn't include vaping)

Ireland’s health authority has recommended that the government wait for more studies before endorsing e-cigarettes.

Science - Sunday 9 April, 2017

For early humans, cannibalism was about more than just hunger

A study argues that prehistoric cannibalism was a dangerous undertaking offering relatively meagre nutritional rewards.

Science - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Heroin-like venom from tropical fish could lead to new pain relief

Experiments using lab mice found the rodents showed no sign of pain once injected with the fish venom.

Science - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'I feel more alive and can think clearly': Seven members of Donegal family undergo kidney transplants

Eleven members of the family have been diagnosed with the same unusual hereditary kidney condition called Tubulo Nephritis.

Science - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Anger over calls for 50,000 deer to be culled in Wicklow

Deer experts say the calls are based on bad science.

Marathon running could damage your kidneys

In the short-term, anyway.

'I suppose we're f****** stuck with it': The Poolbeg incinerator is starting production

After years of holdups, the controversial plant is set to start burning waste this month.

Science - Saturday 1 April, 2017

German Shepherds can detect breast cancer by sniffing bandages

A pair of dogs are now 100% accurate in their new role as breast cancer spotters, according to researchers.

Science - Friday 31 March, 2017

'Four doctors told me this would kill me': The devastating effect HPV can have on men and women

A heartbreaking US documentary ‘Someone You Love – The HPV Epidemic’ premiered in Dublin last night.

Science - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Vladimir Putin does not believe in man-made climate change

He says it has been around since the 1930s and is potentially a good thing.

Science - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Donald Trump will today begin repealing Obama's main environmental protection laws

The US president will today unveil a series of measures to review regulations curbing oil, gas, and coal production.

Science - Monday 27 March, 2017

It's now possible to test sperm quality with a smartphone

An optical attachment analyses video of semen.

Science - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Tea could be good for your brain

Not just your thirst.

Science - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

The windfarm is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 tonnes each year.

Science - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Baby born with four legs and two spines recovering well after surgery

Dominique can now sit up, raise her hands and reach for things, which she couldn’t do before.

Science - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Chinese man arrested for allegedly stealing 80 dinosaur eggs

The fossilized eggs were being held by a collector. .

'My daughter is seriously in need of this medication' - Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil

Twomey says nothing will happen until the law is changed.

Science - Monday 20 March, 2017

Women next in line for serious gambling problems thanks to 'female-friendly gaming sites'

Multi-billion euro companies are now targeting women through marketing campaigns.

Science - Sunday 19 March, 2017

In Youghal, one businessman prays for storms to test his high-speed 'stealth boats'

Cork firm Safehaven Marine sells its vessels as far afield as the Middle East and Asia.

Science - Saturday 18 March, 2017

How the Wax Museum is using Pokémon tech to bring Brendan Behan to life

Augmented Reality features will add an extra layer of experience at the attraction’s new home.

The Late Late Show tested Michael Healy-Rae's DNA and found he's '100% Irish' Guaranteed Irish This post contains videos

The Late Late Show tested Michael Healy-Rae's DNA and found he's '100% Irish'

More Cork than Kerry though it seems.

A half-skull that is 400,000 years old was found on last day of excavation project

Researchers don’t know if it was from a male or female, how the person died, or even what form of early human it was.

Science - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

This is the number of 'current smokers' in Ireland today

A new report differentiates between occasional and daily smokers.

Science - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'Life is left up to you': NUIG researcher delves into her Mars simulation mission

The experiment has been compared to a desert version of the Hollywood movie The Martian.

Science - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Gene that causes sudden death in young people identified

This may lead to a reduction of cases of sudden death in patients with the mutation.

Science - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Science - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

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'It could have been a little nipper' - Shark snatches dog from Sydney beach

Some beaches in the Kurnell area have now been closed to swimmers.

Science - Sunday 26 February, 2017

The first birth control app to be officially approved as a contraceptive uses an age-old method

As a fertility-awareness based contraceptive method, the app will only work well for some people.

Getting people to care about the environment? It's all in the pupils...

New research at Trinity College Dublin is aimed at better understanding what drives human choice when presented with a lot of information.

Science - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Tom Clonan: Nerve, blood and choking agents sending state-sponsored message of terror

VX is a weapon of incredible cruelty and terror, writes security expert Tom Clonan.

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