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# biology - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals
# Here's Hoping
# Here's Hoping

Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals

Oct 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 30,887 Views 9 Comments

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2017.

# biology - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning
# Fingers Crossed
# Fingers Crossed

The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning

Oct 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 12,472 Views 0 Comments

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2016.

# biology - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Maynooth student has PhD revoked for making up data
# Maynooth
# Maynooth

Maynooth student has PhD revoked for making up data

Nov 24th 2015, 4:08 PM 54,554 Views 63 Comments

UCD have said that they are investigating the student’s later work following the revelation

# biology - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

This girl's well-meaning boyfriend definitely needs a biology lesson
# Biology
From The Daily Edge
# Biology

This girl's well-meaning boyfriend definitely needs a biology lesson

Oct 21st 2015, 10:26 PM 13,192 Views 3 Comments

Oh no, that”s not where that goes.

# biology - Monday 12 October, 2015

This teacher is going viral with her very unusual anatomy lesson
# Biology
From The Daily Edge
# Biology

This teacher is going viral with her very unusual anatomy lesson

Oct 12th 2015, 11:51 AM 10,190 Views 2 Comments

Get your clothes off in the name of anatomy.

# biology - Friday 18 September, 2015

Humans spend as much time peeing as elephants do
# Number One
# Number One

Humans spend as much time peeing as elephants do

Sep 18th 2015, 9:44 AM 11,626 Views 15 Comments

They all take about the same time as humans.

# biology - Saturday 15 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 15th 2015, 2:50 PM 22,422 Views 5 Comments

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

# biology - Sunday 26 July, 2015

The Hardest Sex Ed Quiz Ever
# Sex Cells
From The Daily Edge
# Sex Cells

The Hardest Sex Ed Quiz Ever

Jul 26th 2015, 6:00 PM 22,793 Views 12 Comments

Are you fully versed in the birds and bees? Take the test.

# biology - Sunday 12 April, 2015

This man has volunteered to have the first-ever head transplant
# Face Off
# Face Off

This man has volunteered to have the first-ever head transplant

Apr 12th 2015, 4:11 PM 40,929 Views 125 Comments

But it could be “worse than death”.

# biology - Sunday 16 November, 2014

This is a really lovely science experiment you can do with your kids
# Thirsty Work
# Thirsty Work

This is a really lovely science experiment you can do with your kids

Nov 16th 2014, 4:31 PM 19,020 Views 16 Comments

A little food dye, a little water, a little patience – a rainbow-coloured surprise.

# biology - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Pictures of genitalia replaced by ducklings and dolphins in Turkish schoolbooks
# Quack
# Quack

Pictures of genitalia replaced by ducklings and dolphins in Turkish schoolbooks

Nov 13th 2014, 7:45 AM 37,942 Views 30 Comments

It has sparked more criticism of conservative values being imposed.

# biology - Friday 22 August, 2014

Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study
# Noooooooooo
# Noooooooooo

Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study

Aug 22nd 2014, 8:11 PM 14,431 Views 58 Comments

But we have so many things we were planning to do with our immortality.

# biology - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects?

Aug 14th 2014, 9:05 AM 13,301 Views 69 Comments

And would it help stem the skills shortages in the tech and sciences industry?

# biology - Friday 8 August, 2014

Cork students' discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty
# Can't Mistake The Biology
# Can't Mistake The Biology

Cork students' discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty

Aug 8th 2014, 12:17 PM 6,246 Views 10 Comments

The three students from Kinsale Community College in Cork have reached the finals of the Google Science Fair with their research into using bacteria to help improve yields of food crops.

# biology - Thursday 17 July, 2014

New species of water mite named after Jennifer Lopez
# Jenny From The Dock
From The Daily Edge
# Jenny From The Dock

New species of water mite named after Jennifer Lopez

Jul 17th 2014, 10:07 PM 1,998 Views 0 Comments

It’s called the Litarachna lopezae and it was found near Puerto Rico. Cool.

# biology - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Here's the real reason why koalas hug trees
# Leaf Me Alone
From The Daily Edge
# Leaf Me Alone

Here's the real reason why koalas hug trees

Jun 4th 2014, 6:30 PM 5,431 Views 1 Comment

Turns out they’re not just doing it to be cute.

# biology - Saturday 26 April, 2014

'No limitations': Ireland's top women scientists gather to showcase their work
# Science Soapbox
# Science Soapbox

'No limitations': Ireland's top women scientists gather to showcase their work

Apr 26th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,755 Views 13 Comments

A free event happening in Dublin today aims to get more girls and young women interested in the field.

# biology - Monday 14 April, 2014

New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to "high standards" of education
# Reform
# Reform

New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to "high standards" of education

Apr 14th 2014, 10:31 AM 9,728 Views 29 Comments

It could also hamper Ireland’s chances of attracting foreign direct investment, experts say.

# biology - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Are you smarter than a ten-year-old? Primary school students explain science
# That's Us Told
# That's Us Told

Are you smarter than a ten-year-old? Primary school students explain science

Nov 12th 2013, 3:56 PM 6,656 Views 8 Comments

“Seed Dispersal and Germination”, “Germ Busters” and “Five Senses”, they know it all…and they can sing too.

# biology - Monday 28 October, 2013

Debunked: Are redheads, gingers, and strawberry blondes going extinct?
# True Or False
# True Or False

Debunked: Are redheads, gingers, and strawberry blondes going extinct?

Oct 28th 2013, 10:30 AM 34,545 Views 73 Comments

Someday in the future, that pesky MC1R could be a thing of the past, if this myth is to be believed.

# biology - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Congrats! Ireland's Young Scientist winners scoop first prize at EU contest
# Winners
# Winners

Congrats! Ireland's Young Scientist winners scoop first prize at EU contest

Sep 24th 2013, 6:13 PM 12,287 Views 25 Comments

Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Throw scooped first prize for their research into the effect of bacteria on plant germination.

# biology - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Hangovers actually get better later in life
# Binge Drinking
# Binge Drinking

Hangovers actually get better later in life

Sep 21st 2013, 9:45 AM 14,988 Views 72 Comments

Cheers to science. (But seriously, don’t do it anyway.)

# biology - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week
# History Alive
# History Alive

Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week

Aug 20th 2013, 9:30 PM 9,171 Views 4 Comments

Free events around the country have been introducing every age to the hidden treasures in their locality.

# biology - Monday 29 July, 2013

Breakthrough discovery on Crohn’s disease by Maynooth researchers
# Biology
# Biology

Breakthrough discovery on Crohn’s disease by Maynooth researchers

Jul 29th 2013, 9:54 PM 23,810 Views 43 Comments

It’s hoped the development will lead to new ways to diagnose the condition, and eventually new drugs.

# biology - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic
# School Daze
From The Daily Edge
# School Daze

Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic

Jun 13th 2013, 6:00 PM 17,910 Views 4 Comments

Lady Gaga on the business paper, horse burgers in the French exam. Gas Al

# biology - Saturday 4 May, 2013

'Budding psychopaths' can be identified 'by how they react to people in pain'
# Brains
# Brains

'Budding psychopaths' can be identified 'by how they react to people in pain'

May 4th 2013, 7:30 AM 12,810 Views 41 Comments

A study has found that children who don’t react the same as other people when they see photos of people in pain may be at risk of developing psychopathy as adults.

# biology - Saturday 16 March, 2013

This is what happens in your brain when you fancy someone
# Sexy Thoughts
# Sexy Thoughts

This is what happens in your brain when you fancy someone

Mar 16th 2013, 6:00 PM 21,494 Views 22 Comments

You can blame your medial prefrontal cortex. It’s so romantic.

# biology - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Research chimpanzees to be 'retired' in the US
# Chimp Haven
# Chimp Haven

Research chimpanzees to be 'retired' in the US

Jan 24th 2013, 6:55 AM 5,196 Views 16 Comments

A ‘Chimp Haven’ has been constructed to house the chimps as only 50 to be left in studies and “invasive” research to be phased out.

# biology - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Early risers may have genetic advantage
# Early Bird
# Early Bird

Early risers may have genetic advantage

Nov 25th 2012, 9:45 AM 11,870 Views 14 Comments

Those annoying types who can get up and go early in the morning? It may be down to a genetic variation.

# biology - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Squeaky bum time! Here’s a secondary school science test
# Science Test
From The Daily Edge
# Science Test

Squeaky bum time! Here’s a secondary school science test

Nov 18th 2012, 9:15 AM 20,845 Views 33 Comments

Happy Science Week! Now light that bunsen burner and let’s get going…

# biology - Sunday 21 October, 2012

9 body parts that are (now) useless
# Bizarre Bits
# Bizarre Bits

9 body parts that are (now) useless

Oct 21st 2012, 6:30 PM 48,631 Views 41 Comments

Swivelling ears, tails, third eyelids… we humans used to be so pretty.

# biology - Friday 12 October, 2012

Dolly the sheep cloner Keith Campbell dies at 58
# Cloning
# Cloning

Dolly the sheep cloner Keith Campbell dies at 58

Oct 12th 2012, 12:02 PM 9,870 Views 17 Comments

The University of Nottingham says Keith Campbell – who rose to worldwide fame in 1997 – passed away last week.

# biology - Saturday 15 September, 2012

If only humans had the legs of grasshoppers...
# Bendy
# Bendy

If only humans had the legs of grasshoppers...

Sep 15th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,082 Views 9 Comments

…they would be twice as strong, say Trinity College Dublin researchers.

# biology - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Which Leaving Cert subjects produce the most A grades?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Which Leaving Cert subjects produce the most A grades?

Aug 15th 2012, 1:40 PM 92,835 Views 11 Comments

Some subjects produced proportionally more top grades – while others had higher failure rates than most.

# biology - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Three blind mice? New chemical helps sightless mice to see – US study
# Sight
# Sight

Three blind mice? New chemical helps sightless mice to see – US study

Jul 26th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,977 Views 18 Comments

The findings offer hope of a treatment that could eventually help people who are blind.

# biology - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Caribbean parasite named after Bob Marley
# Jammin'
# Jammin'

Caribbean parasite named after Bob Marley

Jul 11th 2012, 9:11 PM 4,996 Views 8 Comments

It was definitely a compliment, according to the scientist who came up with the idea.

# biology - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Poll: Is it ethical to put human remains on public display?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it ethical to put human remains on public display?

Feb 4th 2012, 11:20 AM 12,039 Views 128 Comments

The Human Body exhibition in Dublin – the second such exhibit in recent years – has raised eyebrows over its displays.

GALLERY: A quick look inside the controversial Human Body exhibition
# Anatomy
# Anatomy

GALLERY: A quick look inside the controversial Human Body exhibition

Feb 4th 2012, 10:57 AM 13,919 Views 19 Comments

The controversial exhibit – featuring bodies donated under Chinese law – has opened at the Ambassador. (Discretion advised.)

# biology - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Wasabi, yawning, and needing to pee: the winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel prizes
# Ig Nobel Prize
From The Daily Edge
# Ig Nobel Prize

Wasabi, yawning, and needing to pee: the winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel prizes

Oct 5th 2011, 3:56 PM 1,152 Views 2 Comments

The alternative annual prizes – honouring science that makes us laugh and think – are as off-the-wall as ever.

# biology - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

The point of sex revealed...
# Sex
From The Daily Edge
# Sex

The point of sex revealed...

Jul 13th 2011, 11:15 AM 1,148 Views 7 Comments

…but it’s not as romantic as you think – it turns out parasites are to thank for sexual reproduction.

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