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# science - Saturday 22 January, 2011

Watch out: we're about to fill up the internet

We’re only about 10 days away from running out of internet ‘postcodes’, says an internet provider encouraging an upgrade.

# science - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

Brother of tragic Saoirse may be sent to US for trial treatment

Parents of little girl who died yesterday of rare Batten’s Disease “hopeful” that her brother Liam may get latest medical help.

Teeth pulled for stem cell harvest

Some parents in the US have been bringing their children to have baby teeth removed in the hopes that stem cells harvested from them might help with future health problems.

# science - Friday 14 January, 2011

From The Daily Edge Meet the world's newest dinosaur - just 230 million years old Dinosaur Discovery

Meet the world's newest dinosaur - just 230 million years old

A team in Argentina says it’s discovered a distant relative of the Tyrannosaurus – but about 4 feet in height.

# science - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

Too much TV wrecks your heart, says new study

No matter how much exercise you do, sitting in front of a TV or computer screen increases your risk of heart disease.

Meet the IVy: The world’s fastest solar-powered vehicle

The Sunswift IVy clocks an average speed faster than any other solar vehicle… at a not-mind-melting 55mph.

# science - Monday 10 January, 2011

Institutes of Technology want to form a university

Four Dublin colleges launch joint bid to merge and become a ‘technological university’ a day before Hunt Report on third-level education strategy due.

# science - Thursday 6 January, 2011

British journal rips apart link between vaccines and autism

A now-retracted study that linked autism to childhood vaccines is ridiculed by a leading medical journal.

# science - Wednesday 5 January, 2011

Women report falling pregnant while using Implanon contraceptive

Hundreds of women in the UK, and over 30 in Ireland, report unwanted pregnancies while using implanted contraceptive.

# science - Monday 6 December, 2010

IBTS welcomes surge in new donations

After issuing an appeal for emergency donations, the Irish Blood Transfusion Service sees its stocks increase.

# science - Friday 3 December, 2010

Who’s there? NASA finds new life form… on earth

Discovery of arsenic-based life form is unlike anything ever seen before.

# science - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Infants who take paracetamol more likely to develop asthma

Study from New Zealand concludes that “liberally” giving products containing paracetamol given to children may have serious side-effects.

# science - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

From The Daily Edge Picky eater? Wrong - you're a supertaster Supertasters

Picky eater? Wrong - you're a supertaster

New research suggests those with specific diets aren’t fussy – they actually have a more developed sense of taste.

# science - Friday 26 November, 2010

Passive smoking kills 600,000 every year Smoking This post contains videos

Passive smoking kills 600,000 every year

First global study confirms that secondhand smoke is a massive killer – and 200,000 of its victims are children.

# science - Thursday 25 November, 2010

Death-warning drug was never licensed in Ireland

Medicines Board reassures that weight-loss medicine which is linked to 500 deaths was not prescribed here.

# science - Thursday 18 November, 2010

Hong Kong reports first Bird Flu in eight years

Forget SARS, forget swine flu, forget foot-and-mouth disease… the original virus of doom is back.

# science - Friday 12 November, 2010

From The Daily Edge Scientists declare bush cricket top of the testes class King Of The Swingers

Scientists declare bush cricket top of the testes class

The animal kingdom has a new record holder – a cricket has the largest male organs in relation to its body mass.

Yet more images of space - from a paper aeroplane Out Of This World This post contains images

Yet more images of space - from a paper aeroplane

First a New York dad, now a Devon science buff takes photographs from space – with a helium balloon and paper plane.

Evolution began earlier than previously thought

Scottish researchers have discovered the evolution of complex cells began 1.2 billion years ago – 400 million years earlier than scientists had believed.

# science - Monday 8 November, 2010

Forget blood shortages – just inject your skin with some DNA True Blood This post contains videos

Forget blood shortages – just inject your skin with some DNA

Scientists claim to have discovered a new technique that converts skin cells into blood by injecting DNA proteins.

# science - Thursday 4 November, 2010

Vision chip helps blind people to see again

A pioneering new technology brings “the realms of science fiction” into the lives of people devastated by blindness.

# science - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Babies born through IVF may have twice the risk of cerebral palsy

New research shows that the treatment itself may double the risk.

Neanderthals were promiscuous because they had longer fingers

Scientists conducting fossil research on neanderthals reveal that promiscuity and aggressiveness went hand in hand for the ancient human relatives.

# science - Monday 1 November, 2010

Irish researchers trace origins of Black Death

UCC scientists find roots of three deadly plagues – including the one that killed almost one-third of Middle Ages Europe – travelled on Silk Road from China.

# science - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Amber fossils shed light on India’s past India This post contains images

Amber fossils shed light on India’s past

The discovery of perfectly preserved insects in India has challenged the assumption that the country was an isolated island continent about 52 million years ago.

Can meditation change your brain?

Want some “lovingkindness” in your life? Meditation could offer a permanent change of mind-frame.

# science - Wednesday 27 October, 2010

Video shows solar flares along Sun's northern hemisphere Science This post contains videos

Video shows solar flares along Sun's northern hemisphere

NASA released incredible footage of activity on the Sun.

# science - Friday 22 October, 2010

Daily aspirin helps prevent colon cancer, says study

Those who regularly take a low dose of aspirin could be reducing their risk of developing colon cancer – Ireland’s second deadliest cancer.

# science - Friday 15 October, 2010

New insect found on Polynesian island in the Pacific

Easter Island has yielded a tiny new scientific discovery.

From The Daily Edge X-shaped objects in space? Space

X-shaped objects in space?

NASA’s Hubble Telescope has captured images of a strange object in space believed to be the result of an asteroid collision.

# science - Monday 11 October, 2010

First human trial of stem cell treatment underway

Controversial study begins treating its first patient in the US.

Google reveals latest innovation: cars that drive themselves

The company has been working on automated cars that pull data from Google Maps to drive where you want.

# science - Thursday 7 October, 2010

Dead? Far from it - scientists discover 'new' language

Researchers discover a language spoken in the Himalayas that had never been recorded before.

# science - Wednesday 6 October, 2010

'Champagne' supernova spotter celebrates with a nice cup of tea Raheny Supernova This post contains images

'Champagne' supernova spotter celebrates with a nice cup of tea

TheJournal.ie has first photograph Irish amateur astronomer took of supernova, the “biggest thing ever discovered in Irish astronomy”

# science - Tuesday 5 October, 2010

Irishman shows the world the dangers of Stuxnet Stuxnet This post contains videos

Irishman shows the world the dangers of Stuxnet

You might not have heard of Stuxnet – but after seeing this video you might get a little bit nervous about it.

So long, Silicon Valley

Two British-based scientists win Nobel Prize for Physics for experiments with super-thin carbon extract which might replace silicon transistors in computers

# science - Monday 27 September, 2010

City dwellers more likely to be resistant to disease, says study

Turns out city living is good for your health.

# science - Thursday 23 September, 2010

What would happen if you put your hand in the Large Hadron Collider? Don't Try At Home This post contains videos

What would happen if you put your hand in the Large Hadron Collider?

Scientists attempt to answer the question that’s been keeping us all awake at night.

# science - Saturday 18 September, 2010

Catch a glimpse of Jupiter at its closest for nearly 50 years Astronomy This post contains videos

Catch a glimpse of Jupiter at its closest for nearly 50 years

Largest planet in the Solar System will pass close to Earth on Monday & Tuesday- coinciding with an approach from Uranus and a full moon.

# science - Wednesday 15 September, 2010

Video charts number of known asteroids since 1980 Space This post contains videos

Video charts number of known asteroids since 1980

Incredible timelapse video artfully depicts discoveries.

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