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Science - Today’s News

Trump signs order to send astronauts to the moon, to Mars and 'perhaps many worlds beyond'

Budget issues have curtailed similar efforts by other Republican presidents.

Woman presents to Dublin hospital after slicing through her hand cutting an avocado Avocado Hand This post contains videos

Woman presents to Dublin hospital after slicing through her hand cutting an avocado

The phenomenon of ‘avocado hand’ has reached Ireland.

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Science - Yesterday’s News

This is why you can't always stop something you've already started doing

Ever wondered why you can’t help but drive through a yellow light?

Science - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Scientists develop 3D printed 'living tattoo' that responds to its surroundings

The team has demonstrated its breakthrough by printing a living tattoo onto the skin of people.

Science - Friday 8 December, 2017

Russia has built a huge natural gas plant in the middle of the Arctic

The €23 billion plant will face problem sin how to transport the gas.

Science - Thursday 7 December, 2017

New heart failure trial 'would reduce trolleys in emergency departments by a third'

As far as its researchers know, Ireland is the only country in the world to offer the STOP-Heart Failure trial as a healthcare service.

Science - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Scientists have managed to recreate exactly what this fluffy, toothy dinosaur looked like

New research from the University of Bristol has brought the fossilised anchiornis to life.

Prehistoric women crushing grain into flour were stronger than today's Olympic standard rowers

A new study has shown that the arm bones of Neolithic women were 11-16% stronger.

Why do your ears hang low? New research shows the answer to that question can be very complicated

New research gives a glimpse into how different genes interact to produce traits.

Science - Saturday 2 December, 2017

New report reveals bear facts about the Yeti

It turns out that the Yeti, is, in fact, a bear.

'We want to connect and surprise': Dublin's Science Gallery has some big plans for 2018

Science Gallery Dublin launched its programme for 2018 at an event at its Trinity site yesterday.

Baldness and premature greying linked to increased risk of early heart disease in men

New research has found that hair loss and greying are associated with a more than fivefold risk of heart disease in men under 40.

Science - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

At 185 years old, 'the world's oldest land animal' is about to get a lot busier

A new flight to the Atlantic island of St. Helena means Jonathan should expect some visitors.

Science - Monday 27 November, 2017

'A reality check for science': Controversial weedkiller gets five-year licence extension from the EU

Germany dropped its opposition to the pesticide, introduced in 1974 by US agro-giant Monsanto as Roundup.

Government aims to boost the number of girls doing maths and science in the Leaving Cert

The government wants the number of females taking up science, maths and engineering to increase by 40%.

Science - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Ireland's first ever satellite could blast off as early as 2019 (and it might even have a little flag)

Eirsat-1 will hitch a ride to the ISS before it’s released into space.

Science - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Arlene Foster says Sinn Féin's 'glorification of terrorism' isn't helpful Stumbling Blocks This post contains videos

Arlene Foster says Sinn Féin's 'glorification of terrorism' isn't helpful

Gerry Adams rejected the assertion of the DUP leader.

Common shoulder surgery may not actually reduce shoulder pain for some patients

“Our findings call into question the value of shoulder decompression surgery for this group of patients,” said researchers.

Science - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Controversial Cork seaweed harvesting project close to getting final green light

Tralee-based company BioAtlantis wants to harvest Bantry’s kelp for bioengineering purposes.

Science - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on

“The rule is prove to us that it’s safe – and that hasn’t been done.”

Science - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Sheep can recognise Barack Obama and Emma Watson's faces from photographs

Researchers also found sheep were able to recognise their handlers in photographs.

Science - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Dry mouth, sweaty hands: Why do people hate public speaking?

It’s something a lot of us are afraid of.

Stop breathing in a public place? If you're a man you're far more likely to receive CPR

Men were 1.23 times more likely than women to receive CPR in a public place, according to new research.

Science - Monday 6 November, 2017

2017 will be one of the hottest years on record

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) suggests human intervention might have a hand to play in the rising temperatures.

These are the seven Irish books up for a €100k prize from Dublin City Council

40 different countries, including Ireland, are represented.

Science - Sunday 5 November, 2017

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

Alcohol makes rats more likely to compulsively take cocaine

This is includes continuing to seek cocaine despite receiving a brief electric shock when they did so.

Scientists have solved the mystery of why so many mammoth fossils are male

Young male Ice Age mammoths likely roamed alone and got themselves into risky situations.

Science - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language

Their strategy also resembles methods used in computer linguistics to compare documents.

Babies born at 35 weeks 'could be at risk of heart diseases when adults'

That’s according to scientists who carried out tests on lambs.

Science - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Scientists discover secret chamber the size of a passenger plane inside Great Pyramid

The void is completely closed, which means anything inside would not have been touched for 4,500 years.

Science - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

There's been a rise in weather-related disasters of almost 50% and it's being blamed on climate change

Between 2007 and 2016, there was a 46% increases in the number of weather-related disasters.

Science - Monday 30 October, 2017

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have hit a record high

The UN has warned that urgent action is required to cut emissions.

Science - Sunday 29 October, 2017

The Dublin schoolboy who may have cracked the solution to flocks of birds crippling an airplane's engines

17-year-old Omar Salem has designed a device to protect a jet engine’s turbofans from being struck by foreign objects.

How finding out when neurons are born could unlock the key to understanding the brain

New prize winning research is helping to reveal how brain is developed.

Science - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Ancient stone structures discovered in Saudi Arabian desert using Google Maps

The purpose and function of these “Gates” remains and mystery.

Almost half of people with food allergies develop them in adulthood - US study

Shellfish and peanut allergies were the most common among US adults.

'Fear is an essential part of who we are': Here's why people watch horror films

“Why do we have Halloween? We like a bit of a purge to explore our darker side.”

Science - Friday 27 October, 2017

Want to have more sex? Smoke more marijuana *

* Sort of. A new American study has found that those smoking the drug daily are having about 20% more sex than non-users.

Science - Thursday 26 October, 2017

There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks

The new model for forecasting seasonal outbreaks makes better predictions by factoring in how much the virus changed compared to recent years.

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