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#Biology

# biology - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

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

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

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

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

# biology - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

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

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

Oh no, that”s not where that goes.

# biology - Monday 12 October, 2015

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

This teacher is going viral with her very unusual anatomy lesson

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 This post contains videos

Humans spend as much time peeing as elephants do

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

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

# biology - Sunday 26 July, 2015

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

The Hardest Sex Ed Quiz Ever

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

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

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

It has sparked more criticism of conservative values being imposed.

# biology - Friday 22 August, 2014

Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

New species of water mite named after Jennifer Lopez

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

# biology - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

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

Here's the real reason why koalas hug trees

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

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

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

“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?

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

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

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

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

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

# biology - Thursday 13 June, 2013

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

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

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'

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

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

# biology - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Research chimpanzees to be 'retired' in the US

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

9 body parts that are (now) useless

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

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...

…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?

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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 This post contains images

GALLERY: A quick look inside the controversial Human Body exhibition

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

# biology - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

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

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

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

# biology - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

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

The point of sex revealed...

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

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