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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 30 September, 2016

Science - Today’s News

Fears for Rudolph: Russia plans to cull 250,000 reindeer before Christmas over anthrax fears

Meanwhile, 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in southern Norway, the largest such incident known to date.

Science - Yesterday’s News

Mary Robinson wants us all to go vegan (at least partly) for the sake of climate change

“We need each of us to think about our carbon footprint. Eat less meat, or no meat at all. Become vegetarian or vegan.”

Science - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Baby born in Mexico using 'three parent' fertility technique

The parents went to Mexico with a specialist team so that the procedure could be carried out.

Calls for Government to follow France and ban plastic cups and forks

The French Government recently became the first to ban plastic cups, cutlery and plates from 2020.

UN agency says 681 people died in Ireland from air pollution in one year

The UK had 16,355 deaths from air pollution in the same year, according to a WHO report released today.

Science - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Shopping mall home to 'world's saddest bear' refuses wildlife park offer

Photos of Pizza show the polar bear lying listlessly in a gloomy, windowless room while visitors crowd around with phones.

Science - Friday 23 September, 2016

'Alarming results': Unfit Dublin teens show risk of heart disease similar to 55 or 60-year-olds

The DCU research concentrated on the health of moderately fit and unfit transition-year students in the greater Dublin area.

Science - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Australia's 'Barefoot Bushman' has been mauled by a 15-foot crocodile

Rob Bredl, 66, was bitten by the 4.5-metre crocodile at an Australian wildlife park in Queensland.

Eir is hiring 100 new people to work on the rollout of rural broadband

Separately, BioPharma Engineering is creating 70 new jobs at its Dublin and Cork offices over the next three years.

Science - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Trinity study seeks women exposed to Hepatitis C-contaminated product in 70s

Almost half of the women screened, who had contact with the virus, showed no signs of infection after.

Multimillion euro children's science centre to be built alongside Ireland's only Real Tennis court

The proposals mean 200 exhibits in the the old north wing of the NCH will connect to the Real Tennis building by a tunnel.

Science - Monday 19 September, 2016

Pharmaceutical BioPark to create 500 full-time jobs and 800 construction jobs in Cork

The site will feature Europe’s first eco-friendly prefab ‘KUBio’ facility, which allow Co2 emissions to be reduced by 75%, and water and energy use by around 80%.

Science - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Science - Friday 16 September, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio wants you to spy on fishermen

“It gives the public an opportunity to see what is happening, even out in the middle of the ocean.”

Science - Thursday 15 September, 2016

The UK is to push ahead with a new nuclear power station across the Irish Sea

The Hinkley Point project had been thrown into doubt but it will go ahead.

Science - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

€58 billion deal to buy controversial Monsanto corporation called a "marriage made in hell"

Farmers and environmentalists are not pleased.

Nurse who survived Ebola cleared of lying to doctors

Pauline Cafferkey became infected with the deadly virus while working in Sierra Leone in December 2014, but returned home unaware of her illness.

Several people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus in the North

A person was treated as recently as last week, the BBC has reported.

Russian scientists trapped in weather station for two weeks by polar bears

The area around their facility was surrounded by ten adult bears, and several cubs.


Making babies without women's eggs has just moved a step closer

A baby mouse has been produced with a type of cell that’s not an egg.

Science - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

How the sugar-trafficking food industry paid scientists to tell us fat, not sugar, was the real problem

Researchers, funded by the food industry, overstated the importance of fat and cholesterol, while downplaying studies on sugar, new documents show.

Science - Monday 12 September, 2016

Dizzying timelapse shows clouds move beneath the world's tallest bridge High Way This post contains videos

Dizzying timelapse shows clouds move beneath the world's tallest bridge

The Beipanjiang Bridge soars 565 metres above the river below.

Science - Sunday 11 September, 2016

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits

An ongoing online campaign against in-school vaccinations is not based on scientific evidence, and is contradicted by volumes of it.

A new material could be a huge breakthrough for people who sweat a lot

However, cost could be an issue.

Science - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Nasa's Curiosity rover has sent back some holiday pics from Mars

The planet’s layered geologic past is shown in new color images returned by the unmanned rover, which is exploring lower Mount Sharp.

New York to revive oyster population by growing them on recycled toilets

It’s hoped that boosting the population of oysters will protect the city from future storms.

Science - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Patients needing urgent brain surgery are turned away from Ireland's second-biggest hospital

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar told that long waiting times have unfortunately been the norm for decades in Ireland.

Social media can bring out the worst in public mourning, says an expert on digital grief

“In the context of grieving, because it’s easier to make a posting on an internet page, it’s often a kind of phoney impression.”

Science - Friday 2 September, 2016

3D-printed bone breakthrough made by Dublin researchers

3D-printed bone breakthrough made by Dublin researchers

The new method involves using 3D printing to build cartilage which has been proven to help bone growth.

Science - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Your immune system might be making you fat, major new Irish research suggests

“It is too simplistic to say eat less, move more and the weight will come off,” said lead researcher Professor Donal O’Shea.

SpaceX rocket explodes on launch pad

There were no injuries.

Science - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

A new heroin overdose drug has saved five lives under a HSE pilot programme

Ireland has the third-highest rate of deaths from overdose in Europe.

More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful

There have been a number of calls for cannabis to be legalised in Ireland for medical reasons.

People with a 'cold' face are judged more harshly than others

New research shows people often make a “moral judgment” based on facial expressions.

Science - Monday 29 August, 2016

Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science Fresh Air This post contains videos

Six people just completed a year in a Hawaii dome all in the name of science

It’s about seeing how astronauts would survive during long-term space travel.

Boost for Leitrim as over 150 jobs announced

The drive will bring the number of people employed at medical devices company Vistamed to over 500.

Science - Sunday 28 August, 2016

This cruise ship is taking 1,000 super rich passengers on a controversial journey To Boldly Go This post contains videos

This cruise ship is taking 1,000 super rich passengers on a controversial journey

Global warming means that cruising the Northwest Passage is now a reality.

Science - Thursday 25 August, 2016

This tiny robot octopus is powered by its own gas

The robot is the first of its kind and could lead to future soft robots that could perform tasks traditional robots can’t access.

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