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Science - Today’s News

From Business ETC Two million people could have better lives because of one Dublin company’s breakthrough Through The Pain Barrier

Two million people could have better lives because of one Dublin company’s breakthrough

Mainstay Medical has taken a step closer to bringing its treatment for chronic back pain to market.

Science - Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC The incredibly stressful launch of an Irish company’s high-tech stress-beating device Squeezed

The incredibly stressful launch of an Irish company’s high-tech stress-beating device

Galvanic crowdfunded its way to market with the Pip. Here’s why.

Science - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here’s how it happened

Retrace every step of the Storm of the Century.

From Business ETC What I learned… by contracting a deadly tropical disease Opinion

What I learned… by contracting a deadly tropical disease

Blaine Doyle had a very close-up experience with the very problem his startup has set out to fix.

Sorry folks – scientists say there’s NO CURE for a hangover

The author of the study has one recommendation for avoiding the dreaded hangover. (But you’re not going to like it).

International team begins year-long ‘Mars isolation’

The men and women will spend their days eating food like powdered cheese and canned tuna, and will only go outside in a spacesuit.

Science - Friday 28 August, 2015

Goth kids could be more at risk of depression and self-harm

But not necessarily because they are goths.

Science - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Science - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial ‘gadget allergy’

Marine Richard has a condition known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.

Space station astronauts just got a delivery of Bill Murray’s favourite whiskey

Don’t worry, they’re not allowed drink it.

Science - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Splitting childcare could improve your relationship and sex life

But it’s a balancing act.

Science - Monday 24 August, 2015

Can you tell Jupiter’s moon from a frying pan?

It’s harder than you think.

Do you know which age group is most likely to become obese?

A new study by the Irish Society of Chartered Phsiotherapists found that most people are unaware that children aged 0 to 5 years are most at risk .

Science - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Users describe the terrifying effects of smoking “weaponised marijuana”

The NYC police commissioner says the city has seen a spike in hospitalisations from the drug.

What would happen if the sun disappeared right now?

It wouldn’t be the best thing that could happen.

Science - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Women inherit more than their looks from their mothers

And it can be used to make children healthier.

Science - Friday 21 August, 2015

Good news: The world is NOT going to be hit by a giant asteroid

Tales of our planet’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Science - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Sisters in transplant first have kidney removed and transplanted through their vaginas

Sisters in transplant first have kidney removed and transplanted through their vaginas

Doctors are delighted with how the procedure went.

Women can soon boost their sex drive with this pill – but won’t be able to drink when taking it

The drug has been rejected by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on two previous occasions.

Seven million women in one year treated for complications from unsafe abortions

Complications from unsafe abortions can lead to chronic disability.

Vaping is about 95% less harmful than smoking

The report is the first to show that e-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco smoking.

Science - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

The oldest ‘modern’ hand in the world has been discovered

A 1.85 million-year-old bone from the little finger of a human ancestor has been discovered.

Science - Monday 17 August, 2015

This elevator can bring you on a holiday into space*

*If it ever gets built.

The best place to see the Northern Lights? From space…

The timelapse was taken during a sunrise.

Science - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Children with cancer are having their eggs and testes tissue frozen for the future

“That often is the one piece of information that gives them a glimmer of hope”.

Science - Saturday 15 August, 2015

This guy wants to broadcast online from the ear he’s been growing on his arm

Yes, you read every word of that correctly.

From Business ETC People around the world could make a tidy sum by sending one startup their soil Brown Is Beautiful

People around the world could make a tidy sum by sending one startup their soil

“It’s sort of like a lottery, but it’s going to save humanity at the same time.”

Science - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Bill Gates is helping to turn poo into drinking water – and even drank some himself

Like a science-pioneering, life-saving magician.

Watch: Amazing video shows opera performer singing all the way through brain surgery

Doctors used Ambroz Bajec-Lapajne’s singing to monitor their work.

Forget the drugs, listening to music during surgery can reduce your pain

Even while you’re under anaesthetic.

Science - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Science - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Scientists have been studying the link between stress and junk food

Why a challenging meeting can lead you to reach for chocolates or sweets…

Science - Monday 10 August, 2015

Coca Cola gave $1.5 million to scientists who say soft drinks don’t cause obesity

A leading cardiologist says that’s not true at all.

From Business ETC Something strange happens to the quality of teachers during recessions Standards

Something strange happens to the quality of teachers during recessions

It also reveals how to attract better teachers into classrooms.

Science - Friday 7 August, 2015

Terrifying but tiny – this whale-eating shrimp has been discovered in Irish waters

The shrimp was first discovered off the south-west coast.

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